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Safety over EtherCAT
July 30, 2014

Safety over EtherCAT

By Guido Beckmann
The Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE) protocol enables safety-relevant data transmission, in parallel to standard data on the same network. FSoE is a technology certified by TÜV, developed according to IEC 61508, and internationally standardized in adherence to IEC 61784-3. The protocol can be used in applications requiring a Safety Integrity level as high as SIL3.

Configuring and Calibrating smart instruments
July 30, 2014

Configuring and Calibrating smart instruments

By Roy Tomalino, Beamex
Manufacturer’s promises are not considered proof of an instrument being within tolerance. All instruments, smart and analog, or whether old or new to the field, should be verified and calibrated on a regular basis.

Improved Measurement and Control Utilizing Advanced Calibration Strategies
July 30, 2014

Improved Measurement and Control Utilizing Advanced Calibration Strategies

By Ned Espy, Beamex
There are viable methods where a loop can be tested end-to-end and if readings are within acceptable tolerances, there is no need to break out individual instruments for testing.

July 30, 2014

The case for a lifecycle approach to managing physical assets

By Warren Wilson, Ovum
Few companies have deployed software that can accurately manage all physical assets across the organization. Asset lifecycle information management (ALIM) is an emerging application category that offers a solution.

TURCK releases Q80L800 HF RFID read/write head
July 30, 2014

TURCK releases Q80L800 HF RFID read/write head

The active read/write head has a sensing range of 800 mm, supports the ISO 15693 Standard, and combines antenna and electronics in an IP67 housing with 80 x 800 x 25 mm dimensions.

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AVEVA announces Information Standards Manager software for EPCs
July 30, 2014

AVEVA announces Information Standards Manager software for EPCs

AVEVA ISM software enables both EPC contractors and asset Owner Operators to achieve greater control over critical engineering information across their projects and enterprises.

DFI Introduces COM Express Carrier Boards
July 30, 2014

DFI Introduces COM Express Carrier Boards

HM961/HM960/HM920 carrier boards are based on the Mobile Intel QM87 and Intel HM86 chipsets while HU968 is powered by a low-power ULT SoC processor.

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Product Category: 
Computers - Single Board
Product Manufacturer: 
DFI
Related Portals:
Industrial Computers, Embedded Automation
Allied Vision updates Goldeye infrared camera with an InGaAs sensor
July 30, 2014

Allied Vision updates Goldeye infrared camera with an InGaAs sensor

With its InGaAs sensor, sensitivity ranges from 900 to 1,700 nm, suitable for industrial and scientific vision applications beyond the visible spectrum.

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Product Category: 
Vision Sensors, Cameras & Systems
Related Portals:
Factory Automation, Vision
AMETEK announces Talyrond 500H surface measurement tool
July 30, 2014

AMETEK announces Talyrond 500H surface measurement tool

Talyrond 500H measures roundness, profile and surface finish on a single platform with high accuracy due to an extremely low noise floor.

Deutsche Messe says North American manufacturing is coming back
July 30, 2014

Deutsche Messe says North American manufacturing is coming back

The US manufacturing industry is enjoying something of a resurgence, with the local mechanical and plant engineering sector in particular benefiting from the current reshoring trend.

ABB to control commercial algae production
July 30, 2014

ABB to control commercial algae production

ABB will supply 800xA control systems, instrumentation, low voltage electrical equipment and variable speed drives to Renewable Algal Energy for integrated algal production systems that will produce algae‐based products.

Schaefer releases TEC DC-DC Converters for industrial applications
July 30, 2014

Schaefer releases TEC DC-DC Converters for industrial applications

TEC-100 and TEC-200 isolated dc-dc converters provide 100W and 200W of continuous power that feature high efficiency (up to 93%) and –60°С to +125°С operating temperature range.

Lanner announces VES Computer-On-Modules
July 30, 2014

Lanner announces VES Computer-On-Modules

VES-220 (type2) and VES-270 (type 6) are highly integrated Computer-On-Modules (COM) that support system expansion and application-specific customization.

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Product Category: 
Computers - Embedded
Product Manufacturer: 
Lanner Electronics
Related Portals:
Factory Automation, Industrial Computers, Embedded Automation
Market for backup power Generator sets going up
July 30, 2014

Market for backup power Generator sets going up

Generator sets are used for emergency standby, continuous prime power, and peak shaving applications across a wide range of industry sectors that tend to be quite volatile from year to year.

Delta Electronics extends Chrome DIN rail power supply
July 29, 2014

Delta Electronics extends Chrome DIN rail power supply

Delta Electronics extends its Chrome DIN rail power supply series with a 60W product offering 24V output voltage. The Class II double isolation power supply is designed for use in compact cabinets.

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BEI announces DC Motors that Boost Battery Life
July 29, 2014

BEI announces DC Motors that Boost Battery Life

The frameless brushless DC Motors are available in multiple designs that provide extremely high operational efficiencies in excess of 90% that enable extended battery life.

Dataforth releases MAQ20 Load Sharing Power Supply
July 29, 2014

Dataforth releases MAQ20 Load Sharing Power Supply

The MAQ20 system is made up of DIN rail mounted, programmable, multi-channel, signal conditioning input and output modules and communications modules.

PcVue SCADA software monitors Industrial Aqueduct of Lake Como
July 29, 2014

PcVue SCADA software monitors Industrial Aqueduct of Lake Como

Lake Como, in northern Italy, is served by nearly 40 miles (60 KM) of aqueducts. After 30 years of service, the SCADA system was in need of modernization.

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Patlite announces NE LED Signal Light
July 29, 2014

Patlite announces NE LED Signal Light

NE provides seven different discrete signal colors to notify personnel of changing equipment or environmental conditions.

Progea announces Automation Platform.NExT HMI/SCADA software
July 29, 2014

Progea announces Automation Platform.NExT HMI/SCADA software

Automation Platform.NExT HMI/SCADA software integrates equipment and systems across the plant floor and multiple locations without the need for intermediate middleware.