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Time to torque about ISO 6789-2:2017 (12/12/2017)
Article image Neill Brodey outlines key changes to the newly revised BS EN ISO 6789-2:2017 standard and what this means for manufacturers and tool users.
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Integrated safety technology solutions from a single source (11/12/2017)
The Schmersal Group, a provider of machine safety, and Satech Safety Technology, a provider of modular safety systems for industrial automation, have entered into a global sales partnership to allow both companies to offer complete systems.
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Insights into the benefits of Industry 4.0 in industrial assembly (24/11/2017)
Article image Desoutter has published a report that contains detailed insights into the digitalisation of manufacturing and the future benefits of adopting full Industry 4.0 automation.
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Handbook aims to simplify industrial temperature measurement 24/11/2017
ABB has released a handbook that explains how to maximise temperature measurement accuracy in industrial applications. The Industrial temperature measurement: Basics and practice handbook offers detailed explanations of the key areas that users need to consider when implementing and operating temperature measurement technology. Full Story...

Whitepaper: Using Large Diameter Coriolis Mass Flow Meters In Oil & Gas Applications 20/11/2017
Manufacturers have launched larger Coriolis mass flowmeters to satisfy the requirement for mass flow measurement in larger line sizes for bulk fluid transfer applications in oil and gas, chemical or petrochemical industry segments. The high performance mass flow and density accuracy specifications of the Coriolis flowmeters have made this technology more popular. Until recently, however, there were very few manufacturers producing larger line size Coriolis flowmeters. Full Story...

Appetite for Engineering event highlights the need for the food processing sector to prepare for change 20/11/2017
Suzanne Gill reports on this year’s Appetite for Engineering event, which took place at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry on 19th October. Full Story...

Collaborating to improve flare gas efficiency and compliance 20/11/2017
Emerson and Fluenta are collaborating to provide ultrasonic flare gas measurement solutions for the oil and gas and chemical industries to improve energy efficiency and comply with increasing regulations across the globe to measure, monitor, and report flare gas emissions. Full Story...

Promass Q flowmeter wins Swiss technology award 20/11/2017
The Promass Q, from Endress+Hauser, won the Swiss Technology Award in the Innovation Leaders category.  Full Story...

Benefits of mobile App-based HART communicators explored 13/11/2017
A key advantage of a mobile App solution over traditional handheld HART Communicators is that you can use the mobile device you already own. These smart devices are typically upgraded every couple of years so you will continuously gain more features and more processing power without any effort. Full Story...

FDI now supports enhanced cyber security measures 12/11/2017
FieldComm Group has announced the availability of version 1.1 of the FDI Technical Specifications and version 1.2.1 of the FDI Development Tools. These specifications and tools allow suppliers to develop a broader range of products with fewer tools and better capabilities, while enhancing security and integration capability for users. Full Story...

Failure to adopt existing technologies is leading to disparities in productivity and pay 12/11/2017
Low take-up of readily available technologies and management practices is fuelling deep-seated productivity problems in the UK, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Full Story...

Endress+Hauser acquires Blue Ocean Nova 12/11/2017
Endress+Hauser has expanded its portfolio of products, solutions and services in the field of process analytical measurement with the acquisition of Blue Ocean Nova AG, a manufacturer of inline spectrometers for monitoring quality-relevant process parameters.  Full Story...

New industrial automation and control business concept from Yokogawa 12/11/2017
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced a new industrial automation and control business concept that expresses the company’s commitment to working with its customers to sustain their creation of corporate values – Synaptic Business Automation. Full Story...

Whitepaper: Coating measurement solutions explored 10/11/2017
A new white paper looks at frequently used techniques for coating inspections. It briefly explains the technology behind the equipment, examines some of the main benefits and drawbacks, and shows examples from different industries where each of the techniques is suitable. Full Story...

Wireless is key for enterprise wide IoT adoption 06/11/2017
Emerson is predicting that the next 10 years will see exponential growth in the adoption of wireless and pervasive sensing applications that help companies maximise safety and reliability, optimise production and enable Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) strategies. Full Story...

Shell Prelude FLNG named as FieldComm Group 2017 Plant of the Year 06/11/2017
The Shell Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) plant/ship of Royal Dutch Shell, which will be located in the Timor Sea off the North West coast of Australia, has been named as the FieldComm Group 2017 Plant of the Year.  Full Story...

New route to market in UK and Ireland for safety expert 06/11/2017
HIMA, an independent provider of technologies for safety-critical applications, is now providing direct access to its solutions and services in the UK and Ireland. Prior to this it supported this region through a single system integrator.  Full Story...

Whitepaper: Building a future-proofed data-processing solution with intelligent IoT gateways 23/10/2017
Most discussions about the IoT have been about connecting new devices and rapidly bringing them online. This white paper looks at the implications of bringing such a large number of devices online, namely, the need for efficient methods to collect information from these devices, and discuss how to handle the large amount of data collected from these devices. Full Story...

PLM systems – not the ultimate solution 22/10/2017
Electrical and electronic engineering product designers spend an economically unsustainable 45% of their time on administrative activities, according to a recent report from techconsult. Full Story...

SCADA technology looks set to see growth 22/10/2017
A SCADA market report, published by Allied Market Research, has forecast that the global market will reach $40,240 million by 2022 at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2016 to 2022. Full Story...

Axiom Engineering becomes newest EEMUA Associate 16/10/2017
Axiom Engineering Associates, a provider of specialist asset management to a diverse range of sectors, has become the newest EEMUA Associate. Full Story...

First OSIsoft Select Partner in the UK 15/10/2017
Servelec Controls, an independent integrator of mission-critical control and safety systems in the UK, has been awarded Select Partner status by operational intelligence specialist, OSIsoft. This is an invitation-only level accreditation reserved for partners who provide a higher degree of value to their customers. Full Story...

Event: 2017 InstMC awards nights for outstanding contributions in measurement and control 15/10/2017
Smart Machines: From the Antikythera Mechanism to the Square Kilometre Array – Lecture by Prof Danielle George, MBE who will discuss her work on solving one of the 14 World Engineering Grand Challenges and how she makes it part of her mission to show how creative engineering is. She will discuss her projects in radio astronomy, farming and aerospace and tell us about the smartest machine she knows. Full Story...



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