Automation and digitalisation solutions – Scalable and perfectly matched 15/10/2019
As an expert in Industrial Connectivity, Weidmüller offers u-mation, an integrated service for the automation and digitalisation of your machines and systems. You can benefit from the perfect interaction between all components and optimum integration into your systems. Hardware and software can be combined as required to produce future-proof automation and digitalisation solutions. u-mation allows you to tap into future-proof application opportunities and increase your competitiveness. Full Story...

HARTING to showcase innovative Industry 4.0 solutions at the Smart Factory Expo 14/10/2019
At HARTING, our slogan ‘Pushing Performance’ challenges us to constantly innovate our products. Within the sphere of Industry 4.0, we are driving advancements in the digitisation of industrial manufacturing, service and maintenance functions. Join us on stand B20 at the Smart Factory Expo in Liverpool on the 13th and 14th November 2019 to learn more about our edge computing, RFID and Industry 4.0 products and solutions.  Full Story...

IIoT-enabled flow sensor monitors air loss in pneumatic systems to optimise energy usage 21/09/2019
Emerson introduces the Aventics AF2 pneumatic systems flow sensor which monitors energy losses which helps to prevent machine breakdowns and costs associated with excessive air consumption. The sensor continuously monitors the air consumption in pneumatic systems enabling compliance with the Energy Management standard DIN ISO 50001. Full Story...

The end game of the automation pyramid 16/09/2019
Why will IT/OT convergence lead to the collapse of the automation pyramid? Here, Stefan Reuther Chief Sales Officer at COPA-DATA, explains today’s and future’s layers of technology. Full Story...

JUST CONNECT! 16/09/2019
These days, you can get just about anything online. Want a tasty meal, cooked to your requirements and delivered fast? Yes, you can get that online. But what about a DIN-rail assembly with, perhaps, a side order of a customised enclosure? You can now get those online as well, says Peter Croucher of Weidmüller UK. Full Story...

Emerson controller designed for automation versatility and IIoT-enabled operations 16/09/2019
With the DeltaV™ PK Controller, Emerson has made the advanced automation of its DeltaV distributed control system (DCS) available to industries traditionally less reliant on large-scale automation. Full Story...

Safeguard your facility with Intrinsically-Safe field connections which reduce installation and maintenance costs 09/09/2019
Add layers of protection to your facility with versatile, programmable, Moore Industries Alarm Trips that provide on/off control, warn of unwanted process conditions, alarm on rate-of-change and assist with emergency shutdowns in your Safety Instrumented Systems. Now offering the SPA2IS Programmable Limit Alarm Trip with intrinsically-safe field connections. Full Story...

System-integrated measurement technology – also for high-end requirements 09/09/2019
PC-based control provides measurement technology that can be integrated seamlessly into the control technology. Martin Podrouschek, product manager at Beckhoff Automation, explains its advantages and wide range of uses extending up to high-end applications. Full Story...

New Whitepaper: How to protect mission-critical networks 01/09/2019
Today’s OT network operators face numerous challenges for planning and implementing a comprehensive network security strategy in industrial settings. These challenges put industrial plants and applications at risk because they lead to degraded visibility into the activities throughout the network and threaten compliance with mandatory standards and regulations. The combined solution of Hirschmann and ForeScout is perfectly suited to address the critical pain points in industrial network security Full Story...

EEMUA 191 Alarm Systems e-learning 29/07/2019
The Alarm Systems e-learning training course has been produced for eligible company users as a benefit of membership. It can also be accessed via a purchase through the EEMUA shop. The course provides an introduction to EEMUA Publication 191 and the associated classroom training course for engineers, operators and technicians. Full Story...

High vibration display panels are well suited to rugged industrial environments 10/07/2019
Now available from RDS is a range of Tianma Panels which are ideal for harsh industrial environments. All have high luminance, wide temperature ranges and wide viewing angles. Full Story...

Accelerating smart factory construction with TSN technology 01/07/2019
The CLPA has created a new industrial open network specification ‘CC-Link IE TSN’ as the next generation CC-Link IE network. Find out more about its development, features and what it means for the future. Full Story...

Meet the CC-Link family 25/06/2019
The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) was founded in 2000 and is one of the oldest and largest open automation network technology associations. Currently it numbers over 3,600 partners, including more than 300 who offer compatible products for the CLPA’s family of networks. Moreover, sustained double digit year on year growth has led to a global installed base of over 22 million devices. Here is a quick overview of what the CLPA is, and what technologies it offers. Full Story...

Temperature and process technology website update 24/06/2019
Labfacility has launched a new website to showcase its temperature and process sensing technologies. A modern design, improved functionality and clear menu structure make it easy to navigate the large product range. Unique features, such its custom configuration facility, allows users to build their own sensor and gauge and submit it for a quotation. Full Story...

A Practical Guide to Improving Temperature Measurement Accuracy 18/06/2019
For many temperature applications, getting a high level of accuracy is vital. This white paper highlights how plant and site engineers can ensure the most accurate temperature measurement for critical applications. It shows how to select the best sensor for a particular application and ways to improve the accuracy of the sensor you choose. In particular, it details the reasons why 4-wire RTD sensors are almost always the best choice for high-accuracy temperature applications. Full Story...

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...