Process instrumentation

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Digital input Ethernet modules

ifm electronic has introduced a range of Ethernet modules for field applications. The AL4xxx series decentralised digital input (DI) modules act as a link between binary sensors and the fieldbus, enabling smooth transmission of binary switching signals via the fieldbus without additional transmission systems.
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PLC Logic modules range extended

Phoenix Contact has recently introduced a new range of PLC logic modules. With networking via RS-485 Modbus/RTU, PLC logic – a combination of a switching device and controller – can be easily and securely integrated into higher-level automation systems.
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Energy measurement module added to I/O system

Turck has expanded its BL20 I/O system with the addition of 3-phase energy measurement terminals which can provide an integrated energy management solution.


  1. 16/04/2024 Process and temperature meter enhances efficiency

    Moore Industries has introduced the 330R2 1/8 DIN process and temperature panel meter to replace the discontinued 330R process monitor.

  2. 16/04/2024 Hygienic flow measurement solution

    The SM Foodmag magnetic-inductive flowmeter from ifm is said to offer a solution for the hygienic flow measurement of media presenting variable flow rates through the pipe, such as beer, milk or fruit juice.

  3. 07/04/2024 Level and flow controller reduces complexity

    Emerson has introduced the Rosemount 3490 controller for level and flow measurement applications, designed to help to reduce complexity, optimise processes and enhance sustainability.

  4. 15/03/2024 Variable speed actuation reduces maintenance

    AUMA Actuators offer a modular actuator solution with the control head being separate from the motor gearbox drive unit, using a common interface to connect the two components.

  5. 08/03/2024 New features added to intelligent actuators

    Rotork has added new features to its IQ3 Pro range of intelligent actuators. These include increased speeds for the IQT3F Pro electric modulating actuators, independent open/close speeds for part-turn actuators and closed-loop control for the multi-turn and part-turn actuators.

  6. 08/01/2024 Retrofittable IIoT module for control valves

    Schubert & Salzer Control Systems has introduced a retrofittable Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) module for control valves which is said to make monitoring and predictive maintenance simple even for plant operating companies without special prior knowledge.

  7. 14/12/2023 Compact valve position indicator promises easy commissioning

    Emerson has introduced the TopWorx DVR Switchbox, an entry-level addition to the DV Series of valve position indicators. It combines a durable enclosure, compact size and a cam design that provides water and wastewater systems, food and beverage production lines and industrial utilities a reliable valve position feedback tool.

  8. 04/12/2023 High-flow solenoid valve increases reliability and operating efficiency

    Emerson has introduced the new ASCO Series 327C solenoid valve, which features a direct-acting, high-flow. The design features a balanced poppet construction that permits high flows at minimum power levels, making it well suited for use in power plants, refineries and chemical processing facilities.

  9. 20/11/2023 Monitoring surge protection for signal interfaces

    Surge protective devices from Phoenix Contact are able to protect signal lines from surge voltages caused by switching operations or lightning strikes.

  10. 17/10/2023 IIoT power supply for excom I/O System

    Turck has upgraded the power supply modules of its excom high availability I/O solution with two variants for IIoT data.

  11. 22/09/2023 Valve stem packing design helps reduce fugitive emissions

    Valves account for up to 70% of fugitive emissions (FE) from plants and refineries, so tackling leakage is a priority to help achieve carbon reduction goals.

  12. 28/08/2023 I/O series meets digital demands of oil and gas fields

    The ABB XIO series smart remote I/O is an extended range of all-in-one devices designed to monitor, control and manage oil and gas flow applications.

  13. 22/08/2023 Actuator range gains mobile App integration capabilities

    The IQ3 range of actuators from Rotork has been extended with the introduction of the IQ3 Pro with full mobile App integration.

  14. 01/08/2023 All-in-one I/O gateway links OT and IT

    Advantech has introduced the ADAM-6700 WISE-EdgeLink series, an IoT I/O gateway with functions including on-board I/O support and RS-485/Ethernet interface.

  15. 11/07/2023 Displacement level transmitter for demanding applications

    AMETEK Level Measurement Solutions (LMS) has launched the Magnetrol brand, E4 Modulevel displacer level transmitter.

  16. 10/07/2023 IO-Link enabled radar level sensor

    Equipped with IO-Link and versatile hygienic adapters, the new VEGAPULS 42 radar level sensor from VEGA is able to quickly perform complex measuring tasks.

  17. 16/05/2023 Flow measurement of high viscosity liquids

    Positive displacement flow measurement devices, such as Titan Enterprises’ Oval Gear (OG) flowmeters, are one of the most widely used types of flow meter for measuring the flow of petroleum liquids and petrochemical additive injection fluids.

  18. 30/01/2023 Bluetooth enabled radar level transmitter ensures safe and optimised operations

    Emerson has introduced the Rosemount 3408 level transmitter – a non-contacting radar device designed to optimise ease-of-use at every touchpoint, leading to increased site and worker safety and enhanced plant performance.

  19. 17/01/2023 Self-cleaning technology addresses control valve failure

    Self-cleaning metamorphic trim products stand to alleviate control valve failures caused by erosion from processing debris laden products, according to IMI Critical Engineering.

  20. 06/01/2023 Bringing configurable power into the field

    Power supplies in the new DN42xx range from ifm electronic have been designed for field mounting in automation applications and are suited for use in decentralised control systems.