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It’s not a Cable, It’s an Antenna! 01/09/2015
Why would someone want a cable that acts like an antenna?  After all, much research and development has gone into improving cable shields precisely to prevent this!  As it turns out, there are several conditions in industrial communication systems where using a radiating cable as an antenna offers major benefits.   Full Story...

Superior breakthrough technology of the LinX® Linear Motor 01/09/2015
ANCA Motion have revolutionised the way machine tool applications use cylindrical linear motors with the new LinX® Linear Motor. Benefits of the new technology are, zero downforce, standalone thermal stability, superior precision, no cogging or backlash, high speed and acceleration and an ability to have an IP69K rating. These benefits are making the LinX® the new standard in linear motors! Full Story...

HBM at Sensors and Instrumentation Exhibition 2015 01/09/2015
HBM - a leader in the field of test and measurement - will be exhibiting its powerful new solution for eDrive testing, together with a range of data acquisition systems and sensors, at this year's Sensors and Instrumentation Exhibition; the exhibition for Test, Measurement and Control on the 30th September and 1st October at the NEC Birmingham. Stand E26. Full Story...

Twisted Vine brewery achieves consistent control with Unitronics Vision1040 11/08/2015
Twisted Vine Brewery creates unique, hand-crafted beers in Iowa.  Beer is a labour of love at this three-man operation, where they are dedicated to both the art and science of brewing.  The team needed a control system that would enable them to brew with meticulous attention to detail for a consistent, delicious end result.  Full Story...

Whitepaper: Parallel redundancy protocol notably improves industrial wireless reliability 06/08/2015
This whitepaper describes the basic technical principles, requirements and application scenarios for the application of PRP in WLAN networks. Despite technical improvements, wireless transmission technology still elicits concern in mission-critical processes. However, the robustness, reliability and availability of wireless connections can be increased dramatically by using standards-based redundancy techniques such as Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP). Full Story...

Whitepaper: Clean connector solution for food and beverage sector 04/08/2015
Hygienic safety is priority number one in the food and beverage industry – which has far-reaching effects on the entire production system. HARTING Technology Group has launched the connector series Han® F+B, that eliminates existing limitations in system design while making new approaches possible. This whitepaper explores how the new connector can make a difference in the production process. Full Story...

Realise the potential of your manufacturing data 03/08/2015
Most of what manufacturers need to know about their production operations is buried in their greatest hidden asset—their manufacturing data.  FactoryTalk® VantagePoint EMI is the gateway to that data. The software offers mobile access via any smartphone or tablet, and the ability to view web-based reports and KPI dashboards delivered through the software portal. Full Story...

Unbeatable Control, Precision, and Flexibility 03/08/2015
National Instruments provides tools for engineers and scientists developing next-generation control and monitoring systems within industries such as energy, industrial control, life sciences, and transportation.  With NI reconfigurable I/O (RIO) hardware and NI LabVIEW system design software, prototype and deploy demanding control and monitoring systems faster. Accelerate your productivity today. Full Story...

IP66 stainless steel fanless 15, 19 and 21.5 inch PanelPC family 29/07/2015
The extensive range of Panel PCs available from BVM Limited has been augmented with two new models, designed for use in harsh environments. Full Story...

LOGO! 8 PLC - a practical introduction, with circuit 14/07/2015
Addressing students and engineers as well as hobby engineers, this practical guide will help to easily and cost-effectively implement technical solutions in home and installation technology, as well as small-scale automation solutions in machine and plant engineering. Full Story...

Ten killer features in 20 minutes! 07/07/2015
Unitronics will be running a webinar on 15th July, looking at how the Unilogic PLC software can help slash development times. During the webinar Ofir Levi, Technical Support manager at Unitronics, will demonstrate how Unilogic can help  raise your profit margin by offering time savings. Full Story...

New motors from Dunkermotoren at PPMA show 07/07/2015
Precision motion control specialists Dunkermotoren will be exhibiting at the PPMA Show, Stand E14 Birmingham NEC, 29th September to 1st October 2015.  The emphasis of this years’ stand will be the All Electric / Servo Machine and Dunkermotoren will be presenting their range of motors to support this trend. Included in the display will be the full range of Tubular Linear Motors for replacing pneumatic actuators providing higher throughput, less maintenance, longer life and lower running cost Full Story...

Unbeatable control, precision, and flexibility 07/07/2015
NI transforms the way you design, prototype, and deploy embedded control and monitoring applications. The NI approach to graphical system design reduces development costs and shortens time to market by helping you quickly develop embedded control, signal processing, diagnostic, and monitoring systems that you can deploy in a variety of demanding environments and application areas. Full Story...

Learn more about CMOS sensor technology 30/06/2015
The latest CMOS sensors now being used in machine vision cameras are in many cases surpassing the abilities of the CCD sensor. Their high speeds (frame rate) and resolution (number of pixels), their low power consumption, as well as improved noise characteristics, quantum efficiency and colour concepts have opened them up to applications previously reserved for CCD sensors.  Full Story...

New 4-20mA DC clamp meter added to Fluke Connect family of wireless test tools 30/06/2015
Fluke has introduced a Current Clamp Meter measuring 4-20mA DC that wirelessly relays measurements to other Fluke Connect™ enabled master units or the Fluke Connect mobile App. The Fluke a3004 FC Wireless DC Clamp Meter is a fully functional current clamp meter which measures 4mA to 20mA signals without “breaking the loop”. It is ideal for use by process control technicians and for industrial technicians maintaining PLCs and controls, as well as in automotive and HVAC applications. Full Story...

Convenience Store Energy Saving Application by Advantech WebAccess 16/06/2015
Since electricity costs keep on rising, the bills for convenience stores keep on increasing and unfortunately it’s difficult for stores to raise their prices to maintain the same profit margins. Variable overheads are difficult to budget for and give accountants a headache, therefore one convenience store chain in Thailand has decided to redress the balance and put themselves in charge of power generation by installing solar panels in their stores. Full Story...

Rugged panel mounting indicators may be safely installed in Ex e cabinets 16/06/2015
Thanks to a new range of BEKA rugged panel mounting indicators, it is now possible to safely install 4/20mA loop powered indicators in Ex e increased safety and Ex p pressurised cabinets located in Zones 1 or 2 and in Ex n cabinets located in Zone 2 without invalidating the cabinet's certification. Full Story...

Reduce risk for project success and performance 16/06/2015
In a landscape of increasing technical complexity and fewer experienced resources, process industries are challenged to successfully execute projects. The impacts of missed deadlines, budget overruns, and unexpected scheduling hits can quickly spiral a project plan out of control. Emerson’s global project services team helps deliver project certainty, drawing on industry best practices and backed by over a century of experience.  Full Story...

Whitepaper: Evolving HMI/SCADA Software to HTML5 Business Intelligence Dashboard 05/06/2015
With HTML5 technology, HMI-SCADA allows users to create remote viewing screens compatible with most any tablet or smartphone, while dashboard tools speed creation of summary screens. Download the whitepaper now....  Full Story...

Nanosatellites heading for space 05/06/2015
Clyde Space, a Scottish company, researches new application options for nanosatellites. To this end, it counts on brushless DC motors by maxon motor. Full Story...



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