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Castell launches world’s first Digital Exchange Box 11/12/2017
Castell, a leader in trapped key interlocking technology, has launched the first digital key exchange box. Full Story...

Multi-function flow and temperature sensors 11/12/2017
For precise flow and temperature measurement choose FLEXFLOW process sensors from BAUMER LTD. FlexFlow sensors offer features such as; an IO-Link and depending on settings and connections, either 2 switching outputs, or one switching and one analog output (4 / 20mA, 0 / 10V).  Full Story...

Virtual Commissioning with a Model-Driven Digital Twin 11/12/2017
This new whitepaper explores key virtual commissioning technologies, such as FMI and digital twins, and how they can improve design techniques in the automation industry. Full Story...

Continuous monitoring of offshore flexible riser carcass failure using acoustic emission 04/12/2017
The increased use of dynamic riser systems on offshore installations brings with it complex integrity issues for the operators.  In particular, the multi-layer PVDF type flexible risers are prone to a number of failure mechanisms. A paper reports on the work carried out by MISTRAS and an International oil company on the development of an online acoustic emission continuous monitoring system to monitor for riser carcass pull-out and/or unwinding. Full Story...

Design better machines, faster. New Machine Design Info Kit 04/12/2017
Explore 25+ industrial design projects and discover how the move to simulation-led, systems-driven engineering in machine design allows companies to design better machines, faster. Full Story...

Boa Spot colour vision sensor enhances automated inspection 27/11/2017
The new colour versions of the BOA Spot smart vision sensor from Teledyne DALSA provide even greater versatility for single point industrial part and assembly verification. Colour training, matching and verification capabilities have been added to the existing embedded inspection tools. With easy factory integration and a highly competitive price point, Boa Spot Colour allows automated vision inspection to be added at almost any point in the production line.  Full Story...

Beamex launches a game changer - the MC6-Ex - Intrinsically Safe Calibrator and Communicator 24/11/2017
Beamex introduces an advanced, intrinsically safe field calibrator and communicator, called Beamex MC6-Ex. Full Story...

Aiming for Industrial Control Systems with built in security 19/11/2017
In the latest DFT newsletter, ODVA and FDT Group share a similar vision for enhancements to ICS security Glenn Schulz of FDT Group and Katherine Voss of ODVA, describe efforts by the automation industry to develop next-generation standards and technology, which enhance security throughout the lifecycle of industrial control devices in today’s connected world. Full Story...

ADLINK NEON-M ‘Ready to go’ smart camera with easy-to-use MVTec Merlic Imaging Software 13/11/2017
Multipix announce the new ADLINK NEON-1021-M, delivering a high performance all-in-one machine vision camera combined with MVTec’s Merlic Imaging Software providing quick deployment of smart camera solutions with minimal configuration effort. Full Story...

MICRO VIPA PLC sets new standards of speed and performance 12/11/2017
The new MICRO PLC VIPA Control from YASKAWA sets new standards for ultra-compact, ultra-fast, stand-alone PLC controllers combining high performance, high channel density in a compact, modern design. Space requirements are minimised because the Micro has a width of less than 72mm making it up to 50% smaller than typical micro controllers.  It is based on the latest SPEED 7 technology ensuring the highest clock rates and fast program processing for precise positioning and diverse contro Full Story...

Data Integrity in calibration processes 12/11/2017
Since the impacts of the breach of data integrity can be enormous, it is something that should be a high priority, especially in pharmaceutical and regulated industries. Data integrity is the maintenance of, and the assurance of the accuracy and consistency of the data over its entire life-cycle.  Read an article that discusses the main steps towards better data integrity, ALCOA and ALCOA plus, issues that could cause data integrity and the first trap to avoid for consumers – fraud drugs. Full Story...

Mistras completes 15-year structural monitoring project on Buchan-Alpha production platform 06/11/2017
MISTRAS Group announced its subsidiary in the United Kingdom recently completed a 15-year structural integrity monitoring project of the floating, semi-submersible Buchan-Alpha production platform, which was located in the North Sea’s Buchan oilfield, 120 miles northeast of Aberdeen, Scotland. Full Story...

Download white paper on how to prepare for calibration in extreme environments! 30/10/2017
Before performing calibrations in hazardous (Ex) areas, there are several things to consider to ensure safety. Typical industries with hazardous areas include chemical and petrochemical industries, offshore and on-shore oil and gas, oil refining, the pharmaceutical industry, food and beverage, energy production, paint shops and mining. Download the white paper here... Full Story...

1/8 DIN Universal Panel Meter 30/10/2017
OMEGA’s new universal panel meter delivers high performance in a 1/8 DIN size for panel mount, and integration in a wide range of applications. The DP20 accepts universal inputs, including thermocouple, RTD, process (mA & Vdc), resistance, and true RMS voltage and current. By configuration, it will work as an AC and DC voltmeter (up to 400 V) and AC and DC ammeter (up to 5 A) offering application flexibility for process control and industrial requirements. Full Story...

Dry Block Temperature Calibrators and micro-Bath Calibrators 30/10/2017
A temperature calibrator today needs to be versatile and meet a wide range of requirements. It should be an easily portable device to cope with frequently changing operation locations, as in multiple test bays or in production locations. A calibrator should also be equally suitable for stationary use in the measurement lab or in testing and inspection. Full Story...

Register for STEMMER IMAGING’s free UK Vision Technology Forum 27/10/2017
Registration is open for STEMMER IMAGING’s 3rd free UK Vision Technology Forum at the Silverstone Wing Exhibition and Conference Centre, 16 November 2017. For visitors who are interested in learning more, an optional paid ‘Deep Dive’ day is also available on the 15th of November. This can be booked separately and includes a gala dinner with entertainment and overnight accommodation. Full Story...

Electrical positioning systems made easy 27/10/2017
With Festo OMS technology, it is now quick and easy to select, connect, and configure electric drive solution. Before you consider specifying your next electric drive, watch our video to find out more. Full Story...

Monitoring Grease Lubrication Flow in a Wind Turbine 25/10/2017
Titan Enterprises OG2-700 flowmeter is a well-established monitoring device that provides valuable data helping to ensure safe and reliable operation in hundreds of wind turbine installations. Full Story...

SensoPro Complete Conductivity Monitoring System 25/10/2017
To meet conductivity control needs in online water quality and process applications, Sensorex has introduced the Sensorex SensoPro Toroidal Conductivity Monitoring System. The system combines a Sensorex TCS3020 probe, capable of reliable conductivity measurements in even the harshest of environments, with the company’s new EX2000RS transmitter, featuring Modbus communication for robust system integration. Monitoring with SensoPro can prevent scaling and corrosion, reduce excessive water usage, a Full Story...

Dry Block Temperature Calibrators and micro-Bath Calibrators 25/10/2017
A temperature calibrator today needs to be versatile and meet a wide range of requirements. It should be an easily portable device to cope with frequently changing operation locations, as in multiple test bays or in production locations. A calibrator should also be equally suitable for stationary use in the measurement lab or in testing and inspection. To meet these demands, these calibrators are lightweight and easy-to-use at each site. Five temperature calibrators are available to cover the ra Full Story...



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