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Tablet PC for hazardous areas

Endress+Hauser has introduced Field Xpert SMT77, a rugged tablet PC tool for commissioning and maintenance staff to manage field instruments and document the work progress. The tablet comes preinstalled with device configuration software and device library.
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Smart universal marshalling solution

Eaton has launched the MTL SUM5 smart universal marshalling solution for process applications which is said to be capable of reducing distributed control system (DCS) marshalling cabinet requirements by up to 50%.
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Flow rate measurement of viscous liquids

The OG range of oval gear flowmeters from Titan Enterprises are offer a solution for the accurate measurement of the flow of viscous liquids and lubricating fluids.


  1. 16/09/2019 Flush-mounting control and signalling units

    RS Components has added the Schneider Electric Harmony XB4F series of flush mounting pushbuttons, selector switches and pilot lights to its product portfolio.

  2. 16/09/2019 Near-infrared range absorption sensor

    The compact and easy to use EXpect 231 NIR absorption sensor from EXNER is suited to use in a wide range of processes.

  3. 07/09/2019 Smart plastics make maintenance intelligent

    igus’ smart plastics are now able to monitor the health of energy chains, cables and bearings.

  4. 03/09/2019 Inductive safety sensor

    A new family of safety sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs includes four cylindrical and rectangular series with cable and plug connection. The sensors are TÜV-certified in accordance with the Machinery Directive (EN 13849) Performance Level PL d, Category 2, and SIL 2.

  5. 27/08/2019 IO-Link enabled safety light curtain

    Panasonic recently launched the SF4D safety light curtain series. In addition to the existing advantages of this light curtain range – including a slim and robust body combined with a new optical system for easy beam alignment, the company has also added IO-Link communication for safety light curtains.

  6. 27/08/2019 Embedded edge server for the energy sector

    congatec has introduced a rugged class of embedded edge server technologies designed for the digitisation of the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry.

  7. 27/08/2019 NIRIS sensor helps improve burner control and quality

    The use of 1MW/unit gas burners in food production and processing can now be improved with the application of the new NIRIS (Near Infrared Intelligent Sensor) Natural Gas sensor from CMR Group.

  8. 19/08/2019 Levelling the robot playing field for low-repetition tasks

    Automata would appear to have created a truly innovative collaborative robot – from the ground up – in a bid to meet the growing need for automated solutions for less repetitive tasks. A key element of the design of the cobot was to provide a solution with low deployed system costs to enable it to offer a cost-effective automated solution.

  9. 19/08/2019 Cork inspection vision solution

    The Cork Inspector is a new addition to the Eye Vision Technology (EVT) emSens Beverage Inspection series. It can inspect corks in bottles, to ensure they are in the correct position, or stick out too much (convex) or are seated too deep in the bottle neck (concave).

  10. 16/08/2019 Edge computer gains a second Ethernet interface

    HARTING has added a second interface to its MICA Edge Computing device which allows it to easily exchange and process data between two Ethernet networks, including wired-to-wireless gateway applications.

  11. 12/08/2019 Reducing the energy output of machine tools

    A recent test installation at a CNC lathe has demonstrated the ability of Rittal Blue e+ chillers to reduce energy consumption.

  12. 12/08/2019 DMM identifies thermal overloads from a distance

    RS Components has introduced the first digital multimeter (DMM) in its RS PRO product range to feature a built-in thermal imager.

  13. 05/08/2019 Condition monitoring for rollers

    Güdel has introduced condition monitoring for a set of industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) based products and tools, enabling customers to perform condition-based maintenance on smart Güdel products.

  14. 05/08/2019 Controller includes a new concept in Virtual HMI

    Unitronics has introduced the UniStream PLC, a new multi-function controller which introduces a new concept in virtual HMIs.

  15. 28/07/2019 New autonomous mobile robot

    Iconsys, a UK-based automation system integrator, has branched out into autonomous mobile solutions with the launch of its iAM-R (iconsys Autonomous Mobile Robot).

  16. 28/07/2019 CNC control gateway opens up machine tools to Industry 4.0

    Softing Industrial has released the new uaGate 840D gateway which allows access the data from SINUMERIK 840D machine tools via the OPC UA standard for use directly in Industry 4.0 applications.

  17. 28/07/2019 ODVA conformance for EtherNet/IP-enabled drives and integrated motors

    A range of servo drives, stepper drives and integrated motors from Applied Motion Products now conform to the ODVA specification for EtherNet/IP communications.

  18. 22/07/2019 Enhancements to core product in safety system family to improve connectivity and productivity

    Yokogawa Electric Corporation has released a new version of its CENTUM VP – R6.07 – which is the core product in its OpreX Control and Safety System family of solutions.

  19. 22/07/2019 High capacity mobile robot

    The latest addition to the RARUK Automation MiR range is the MiR 1000 – an autonomous, mobile industrial robot that extends the payload capacity of the range to 1000kg, offering an alternative to traditional forklifts and trucks and helping enable fully automated logistics workflows.

  20. 22/07/2019 App supports signaling system for 4G devices

    The TC MOBILE I/O app from Phoenix Contact supports the use of the TC MOBILE I/O X200 alarm and remote control module by enabling SMS commands to be triggered with just a click and displaying the current device status clearly to the user.