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AI solutions accelerate the journey to the self-optimising plant

Aspen Technology has introduced aspenONE V12 software, which embeds artificial intelligence (AI) across its portfolio and uses the cloud for delivery of enterprise-wide analytics and insights for increased safety and sustainability.
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Servo drive system joins ‘automation without cabinets’ range

Beckhoff Automation UK has launched the AMP8000 servo system – the latest in its ‘automation without cabinets’ range.
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Rugged edge computers for AIoT computing

The new MC-1220 series of rugged edge computers from Moxa feature an Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processor and multiple expansion interfaces.


  1. 20/10/2020 Simplified valve system commissioning and configuration

    Emerson has introduced a wireless automatic recovery module (ARM) for its AVENTICS G3 electronic fieldbus platform which is designed to make it easy for technicians to perform pneumatic valve system commissioning and diagnostics from a mobile phone, tablet or laptop computer.

  2. 13/10/2020 New system capabilities for DCS

    Rockwell Automation has released the PlantPAx 5.0 distributed control system (DCS).

  3. 12/10/2020 Edge application Analyze MyMachine/Condition extended with a Mindsphere application

    Siemens is extending its edge application Analyze MyMachine/Condition with a corresponding Mindsphere application, which demonstrates how edge computing and cloud computing can be intelligently combined. 

  4. 02/10/2020 Connecting pressure data to the cloud

    SignalFire Wireless Telemetry has introduced the PRESSURE RANGER, an LTE-M cellular pressure transmitter that provides plug & play, instant connectivity of pressure sensor data to the cloud over cellular networks.

  5. 02/10/2020 Four-in-one compact flow meter

    Emerson has introduced the Rosemount 8800 Quad Vortex flow meter which has been designed to meet stringent safety standards in environments and applications that require safety instrumented systems (SIS).

  6. 28/09/2020 High-performance handheld barcode readers

    Cognex has launched the DataMan 8700 series of handheld barcode readers which require no tuning or operator training.

  7. 28/09/2020 Android tablet for hazardous areas

    The Tab-Ex Pro from the Pepperl+Fuchs brand ECOM expands the Tab-Ex series with a 10in Android tablet for Zone 2/22 and Div. 2 hazardous areas. The Tab-Ex Pro’s large display is suited to use in for demanding applications and for accessing web-based content. In addition, it allows employees to easily transition from working in the field to working at the office.

  8. 22/09/2020 EtherNet/IP update for PLC range

    IDEC Corporation had added EtherNet/IP communications to its MicroSmart FC6A Plus PLC to provide more options to integrate the PLCs with many types of I/O systems and intelligent automation devices.

  9. 22/09/2020 Machine guarding interlock range gets smarter

    Euchner has added new Modular and Classic variants to its Multifunctional Gate Box (MGB), range, which was created to provide a totally integrated locking & handle solution.

  10. 15/09/2020 Time of flight of sensors with IO-Link communication

    Carlo Gavazzi has launched the latest LD30 Sensors with both ToF (time of flight) and IO-Link communication in the same sensor providing greater flexibility to detect any object, any colour, any material or surface types at a distance of up to 1,000mm.

  11. 15/09/2020 Flow meter offers stability for demanding hydrogen applications

    Emerson has introduced a new Micro Motion Coriolis flow meter designed for high-pressure hydrogen dispensing and chemical injection applications where measurement accuracy and safety are essential.

  12. 15/09/2020 Machine safety without SIL

    Wachendorff has recently launched redundant versions of its WDGR and WDGE series incremental and absolute encoders.

  13. 08/09/2020 Vision system with AI defect detection

    Omron has released the FH Series Vision system with the industry’s first defect detection artificial intelligence (AI) technology that identifies defects without learning samples.

  14. 08/09/2020 Safety interlocks use RFID technology

    Safety interlocks in the new MN7XX series from ifm electronic use RFID technology in combination with unique actuator coding, which is said to render tampering and unauthorised operation virtually impossible.

  15. 01/09/2020 Multifunctional pressure sensing solution

    SICK has upgraded its pressure sensor offering with the multifunctional PBS Plus, combining electronic pressure control, measurement and real-time monitoring in one IO-Link enabled device.

  16. 01/09/2020 Adaptable pressure transmitters

    A new range of pressure transmitters, designed to meet key requirements in most manufacturing and production industries, has been launched by ABB.

  17. 27/08/2020 Pharmaceutical validation goes digital

    Siemens and J&K Technology, part of the J&K Group, have jointly developed the new CVal software solution for COMOS, Siemens plant engineering software solution.

  18. 25/08/2020 CANopen option added to linear actuator range

    Thomson Industries has announced the availability of the CANopen industrial networking protocol as an option for its line of heavy duty Electrak HD electric linear actuators.

  19. 24/08/2020 Security routers protect industrial networks easily

    The new security routers of the FL MGuard 1100 series from Phoenix Contact enables users to protect industrial networks against IT attacks. The devices are optimised for industrial use and, at the same time, are convenient to operate.

  20. 24/08/2020 New radar antenna for level measurement

    Siemens has introduced the Sitrans LR250 PLA (polypropylene lens antenna). The radar level measurement transmitter is a field-proven device from Siemens that is able to deliver reliable level readings for inventory management or critical process control.