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Deliver relevant asset health information to the right people at the right time 08/06/2019
Emerson’s Plantweb™ Optics is an asset performance platform for managing asset health across the enterprise. Plantweb Optics combines the data from multiple applications into asset-centric information to deliver persona-based alerts and KPIs for production assets. Plantweb Optics allows the prioritisation and delivery of relevant asset health information to the right people at the right time. Full Story...

Time Sensitive Networking helps lead the way to Industry 4.0 03/06/2019
The latest technology developed by the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) is CC-Link IE TSN, an Industry 4.0-focussed open industrial Ethernet that offers a market leading combination of gigabit bandwidth and Time Sensitive Networking (TSN). John Browett, General Manager of CLPA Europe, looks at the key features that establish why CC-Link IE TSN is the future of open industrial Ethernet technology. Full Story...

Board-level cameras with liquid lenses now include autofocus 28/05/2019
The latest versions of the LE AF USB 3.1 Gen 1 board-level cameras with liquid lenses from IDS now include a single shot autofocus capability. The liquid lenses allow the switching of focus in milliseconds for different object distances. These lenses operate for millions of cycles, wear-free and without moving parts, making them particularly suitable for applications where the working distance changes frequently. Full Story...

Bridge your diagnostics gap with PROCENTEC’s new EtherTAP 28/05/2019
You have identified the problem on your network, but wouldn't you rather know the solution? PROCENTEC's new EtherTAP monitoring interface is the bridge to the Osiris functionality on their portable Mercury tablet and permanent Atlas module. Both devices run on diagnostics platform Osiris to analyse the information feed from the EtherTAP. This enables PROCENTEC’s build-in assistant Delphi to come up with a solution to help you to quickly and effectively get your operations running again. Full Story...

Get hot tips on temperature measurement accuracy 21/05/2019
For most temperature applications, getting a high level of accuracy is vital. “A Practical Guide to Improving Temperature Measurement Accuracy”, a white paper from Moore Industries, highlights how plant and site engineers can ensure the most accurate temperature measurement for critical applications, and details steps that can help end users improve the stability of their measurements and reduce calibration costs. Full Story...

The compact, robust and flexible Han® 1A 21/05/2019
HARTING introduces the new Han® 1A, which is significantly smaller than the previous ‘compact’ rectangular industrial connector, the Han® 3A. It provides all the benefits of a modern network a user needs and is the optimum connector solution. The Han® 1A adapts perfectly to the trend of miniaturisation and the requirements of an ever-shrinking device world. Full Story...

Enhance your project certainty with integrated solutions from Emerson 14/05/2019
Emerson provides customised and complete fluid control and pneumatics solutions, with ASCO™, AVENTICS™, TESCOM™ and TopWorx™ products, to integrate and manage a wide variety of configurations. Full Story...

ABB appoints Betech as UK provider for NEMA motors 10/05/2019
Betech is appointed the first UK ABB authorised value provider for low voltage motors covering the North American NEMA standard. Full Story...

The click that revolutionises heavy-duty connectors 07/05/2019
The demand for heavy-duty multipole industrial connectors has never been greater, but wiring these connectors is often a tedious and time-consuming task. Now, however, as Ivor Hunt of Weidmüller UK explains, there is a revolutionary new technology solves these problems and is, therefore, certain to click with connector users. Full Story...

Improve enterprise wide visibility into plant health 07/05/2019
An effective predictive maintenance strategy demands that you can efficiently respond to the most urgent issues in the plant. The latest release to Emerson’s Plantweb™ Optics, the asset performance platform for the Plantweb™ digital ecosystem, is connectivity to computerised maintenance management systems (CMMS) to create, prioritise, execute and track actions. Full Story...

Emerson Adds Communications Protocol for Switchbox Users to Improve Operational Efficiency and Asset Management 30/04/2019
Emerson has introduced a HART 7 position transmitter option for its TopWorx D-Series switchbox. The addition of the HART 7 communications protocol enables advanced diagnostic and monitoring capabilities for valve integrators and automators. It helps improve operational efficiency and maintenance planning for plants in process industries such as oil and gas, chemical, power, and refining. Full Story...

Registration for IDS UK Industrial Vision Days is now open! 24/04/2019
Industrial camera manufacturer IDS is running two Industrial Vision Days in the UK at the National Space Centre, Leicester on 14th May 2019 and HMS Belfast, London 16th May 2019. These provide an excellent opportunity to obtain a thorough understanding of AI-based and 3D image processing and see the latest IDS product developments in action. Registration for these free events is now open. Full Story...

Sunlight Readable Semi-Rugged 10.1in Tablet 15/04/2019
RDS are pleased to announce the availability of the RTC-1010M 10.1in Sunlight Readable Semi-Rugged Tablet from AAEON. Powered by Intel Celeron N3350, it features a wide range of options and rich features, including IP54 certification.  Full Story...

Digital Ecosystem Improves Visibility Into Plant Health 15/04/2019
Emerson’s Plantweb Optics is a new mobile-ready collaboration software platform that provides an unprecedented view of plant reliability and operational performance. Connecting technicians, engineers and plant management through Plantweb Optics transforms decades-old work processes, providing cross-functional collaboration and decision-making to help plants operate safely and profitably. Full Story...

u-mation - automation and digitalisation portfolio 09/04/2019
Weidmüller‘s u-mation automation and digitalisation portfolio combines modular automation hardware, as well as innovative engineering and visualisation tools with sophisticated digitalisation solutions. The portfolio also features smart analytics modules and machine learning modules Full Story...

IDS NXT rio & rome pilot series of app-based industrial cameras available 18/03/2019
A pilot series of the app-based IDS NXT rio and rome cameras will be available from May 2019. With a powerful on-board image processing engine, robust housings and standardized connections these cameras offer extraordinary versatility. Full Story...

First WRAS ‘certified’ submersible level sensor 12/03/2019
VEGA Controls is proud to announce another innovative first for the water sector. They have achieved the first ever WRAS approval of a submersible pressure sensor as a whole device. Full Story...

TE Connectivity introduces M8M12 cable assemblies for sensors and actuators used in harsh environments 11/02/2019
TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, now offers M8M12 cable assemblies for applications such as sensors, robotics and production equipment, where extreme temperatures and harsh environments are likely to be encountered. Full Story...

Contactless chemical level control with IIOT 05/02/2019
At its main production site in Liverpool, Halewood has employed a novel approach to an important chemical level monitoring application with an innovative IIoT solution, to ensure its effluent is correctly treated and meets environmental requirements.  Full Story...

Reliable and Efficient Automotive Inspections 04/02/2019
Improve challenging automotive inspections with Olympus IPLEX GX/GT. The complex structure of cars means that critical components are located in hard-to-reach areas, often deep within an engine. Olympus IPLEX GX/GT videoscopes enable inspections without disassembly and provide clear images for rapid and easy fault detection. Read our app note to find out how a major automotive OEM increased inspection efficiency with the IPLEX GX. Full Story...