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Bill's Automation Perspective on Cybersecurity
July 28, 2014

Bill's Automation Perspective on Cybersecurity

By Bill Lydon, Editor
Cybersecurity has been, and will continue to be, a major topic within the industrial automation market. Along with the wide range of cybersecurity implications, come a wide range of technical solutions. Many vendors have introduced managed security services to help manufacturers protect systems and mitigate threats. Here are my thoughts on the topic.

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SMI Introduces SM6842 MEMS pressure sensor
July 25, 2014

SMI Introduces SM6842 MEMS pressure sensor

SM6842 MEMS pressure sensor is for ambient pressure measurement and available in an absolute pressure range of 15 PSI (103kPa).

ABB acquires Spirit IT
July 25, 2014

ABB acquires Spirit IT

Spirit IT of Eindhoven, Netherlands, makes high-performance liquid flow computers, SCADA and custody transfer solutions for use in oil and gas applications.

Deutsche Messe invades Russia
July 25, 2014

Deutsche Messe invades Russia

Hannover Fairs will promote trade fair activities in Russia, particularly in Yekaterinburg.

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Mersen releases compact low voltage switchgear
July 25, 2014

Mersen releases compact low voltage switchgear

The product line includes fusible switches, non-fusible switches and PV-rated switches

Diagnostics with EtherCAT - Part 2
July 25, 2014

Diagnostics with EtherCAT - Part 2

By EtherCAT Technology Group
In Part 1, the Working Counter was described as a mechanism for EtherCAT master devices to cyclic-synchronously monitor slave behavior. Part 2 covers further diagnostic mechanisms that allow master devices to precisely detect the location and cause of error conditions both at the hardware and at the application level of a slave.

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July 24, 2014

Lenze adds OPC to its motion control software

EASY Starter software now contains an OPC UA Server, which now makes it possible to access Lenze devices regardless of the type of software used.

TURCK announces NIC Contactless Inductive Coupler
July 24, 2014

TURCK announces NIC Contactless Inductive Coupler

NIC contactless inductive coupler is suitable for data and energy transmission in high-stress and wear-intensive applications.

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AutomationDirect adds RUKO Hole Cutting Tools
July 24, 2014

AutomationDirect adds RUKO Hole Cutting Tools

RUKO drill/tap combination bits provide uninterrupted hole drilling, thread tapping and deburring in one convenient bit.

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IDS Introduces Ensenso N20 3D Camera
July 24, 2014

IDS Introduces Ensenso N20 3D Camera

Ensenso N20 stereo camera has active texture projection for 3D vision applications, a Gigabit Ethernet interface and two high-resolution 1.3 megapixel global shutter sensors.

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Vision Sensors, Cameras & Systems
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July 24, 2014

Emerson signs Control Southern as distributor for Daniel

Control Southern now represents Daniel flow measurement and control products in Georgia, northern Alabama, and Tennessee.

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July 24, 2014

Ocean Data Systems to develop TUS solution for Yokogawa

The Thermal Uniformity Survey (TUS) reporting solution is for Yokogawa recorder models DX, FX, GX and GP.

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July 24, 2014

exida updates PHAx process hazard analysis software

PHAx helps identify and document hazards, hazardous events and associated sequence of events.

July 24, 2014

Fieldbus Foundation and HART to merge

The new organization will continue development, support and promotion of the two existing protocols, and will direct the development, incorporation and implementation of new and overlapping technologies.

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July 24, 2014

Yole says slow military spending killed IR sensor sales

Military market downturn and high price erosion have deeply affected traditional infrared imaging margins for the past few years at both sensor and camera levels says Yole.

Spectrum releases Nova 1000 in-line laser wire marking system
July 24, 2014

Spectrum releases Nova 1000 in-line laser wire marking system

The Nova 1000 UV laser system for wire and cable production lines provides in-line laser coding of difficult to mark insulations.

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Adlink sponsors Cornell University Underwater Vehicle
July 24, 2014

Adlink sponsors Cornell University Underwater Vehicle

The CUAUV team, made up of 43 students from three of Cornell’s colleges, spends more than 20,000 person-hours per year designing its vehicle and has won the annual RoboSub competition four out of the last five years.

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July 24, 2014

RST offers free on-line pressure equalisation calculator for enclosures

A user enters the enclosure volume, the start and end temperatures, the process time and the operating pressure differential, and the calculator shows how many components should be installed under the defined conditions.

B&B Electronics introduces Wzzard Wireless Sensing Platform
July 24, 2014

B&B Electronics introduces Wzzard Wireless Sensing Platform

Wzzard Intelligent Edge Nodes will connect, via conduit fitting cable gland or M12 connector, to any industry-standard sensor.

Scott Saunders Named CEO of Moore Industries
July 24, 2014

Scott Saunders Named CEO of Moore Industries

Saunders reports to Leonard W. Moore, who remains Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company he founded in 1968.