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News from ISA Expo 2004

Read about the latest news and products in the automation, process control, and instrumentation industries from ISA EXPO 2004.

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November 01, 2004

ISA EXPO 2004 Results Exceed ISA EXPO 2003

Research Triangle Park, NC USA – 29 October 2004 – ISA’s annual event packed the show floor and technical conference sessions again in 2004. Held 5-7 October at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas, ISA EXPO 2004 hosted 14,569 automation and control professionals from over 70 countries and 562 companies [...]

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October 14, 2004

Garrettcom to Feature Web Security, Managed Switches for Factory Floor and Outdoors, FTA at ISA Expo

Sept. 30, 2004 , Fremont , Calif. – At the ISA Expo next week, GarrettCom™ Inc. will demonstrate a variety of products aimed at making industrial Ethernet applications secure, cost-effective, flexible, and redundant. The featured product line is GarrettCom's Magnum™ 6K family of Managed Ethernet Fiber [...]

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October 12, 2004

HARTING, Inc. of North America is Pleased to Offer RJ Industrial Gigalink Technology.

Elgin, IL – HARTING, Inc of North America is please to offer the RJ Industrial Gigalink. The HARTING RJ Industrial® Gigalink more than meets the tough requirements of Category 6 according to TIA/EIA 568 B.2-1:2002-06, EN 50173-1:2002 and ISO/IEC 11801:2002-09. The integrated cable management system with [...]

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Harting Introduces RJ-Industrial® Small Format Push Pull Connector for Industry
October 12, 2004

Harting Introduces RJ-Industrial® Small Format Push Pull Connector for Industry

Ethernet is now being adopted for use in harsh factory environments and a common interface connector is the well-known RJ-45 Ethernet connector. This connector is usually encapsulated into a bulky metal or plastic housing that substantially increases the entire package size. To respond the needs of users for an easy to [...]

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Harting Introduces The New 5 Port Ethernet Switch with M12 Ethernet Interface
October 12, 2004

Harting Introduces The New 5 Port Ethernet Switch with M12 Ethernet Interface

HARTING has enlarged its Industrial Ethernet Switch product range with the new ESC 67-10 TP05U M12 D-Coded interface. The M12 D-Coded interface is designed to meet ODVA Ethernet/IP standards. The 5-port Ethernet Switch supports either 10BASE-TX or 100BASE-TX Ethernet. The Switch, enclosed in a robust metal housing with [...]

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Harting Offers Metal Max® - Metal Casing for ODVA Approved RJ45 Connector Interface
October 12, 2004

Harting Offers Metal Max® - Metal Casing for ODVA Approved RJ45 Connector Interface

HARTING in partnership with The Siemon Company Watertown, CT, is now offering an industry standard connector that encapsulates an RJ45 connector in a new metal housing. Manufactured to ODVA-approved standards and dimensions, this new connector, the “RJ45 Metal Max®”, will not only provide the robust [...]

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October 12, 2004

Control Technology Corporation Introduces CT HMI Web Enabled User Interface Design Software

HOPKINTON, MA – CT HMI Builder provides a quick new approach to graphical interface design. Built using today's latest Java technology, CT HMI offers a consistent drag-and-drop environment that minimizes typing and drawing. CT HMI objects are both graphically and functionally dynamic. So when you drop them in the [...]

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ACKSYS Introduces Compact & High Performance Serial to Radio (WiFi) Gateway
October 12, 2004

ACKSYS Introduces Compact & High Performance Serial to Radio (WiFi) Gateway

ACKSYS widens its range of wireless solutions by introducing a compact and affordable serial to Ethernet WiFi gateway. Product relies on the IEEE 802.11b standard (2.4 Ghz) and is IEEE 802.11g compatible, it features a full high speed serial interface (up to 250 Kbps) available on a male SUBD 9 connector. The [...]

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Fluke Donates $175,000 in Test Equipment to ISA Training Institute
October 12, 2004

Fluke Donates $175,000 in Test Equipment to ISA Training Institute

Fluke Vice President Ken Konopa (left) presents ISA President Robert Renner and Director of Member, Education & Certification Services Dale Lee with the first of 32 Fluke 744 Documenting Process Calibrators donated by the company. The presentation was made Oct. 6, at the ISA Expo 2004. EVERETT, WA – Fluke [...]

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October 12, 2004

SCADAware Provides Control and SCADA Systems to Military for Deployable Power Plants

Bloomington, IL – SCADAware was awarded a contract to supply controls and SCADA systems for deployable power plants to be used by the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army. These systems have been deployed to many overseas camps including Baghdad, Oman, Qatar and Afghanistan. Each power plant consists of a series of [...]

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October 12, 2004

Fieldbus Foundation Announces Updated Fieldbus System Engineering Guide

New technical document covers broader scope of fieldbus technology HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 5, 2004 — The Fieldbus Foundation, conducting a press briefing at the ISA EXPO 2004 Exhibition & Conference in Houston, Texas, today announced the release of its updated FOUNDATION™ fieldbus System Engineering Guide [...]

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October 12, 2004

Invensys announces Alarm Management Services for Foxboro and Other Popular Process Control Systems

Services designed to dramatically minimize nuisance alarms and help process control system operators to respond more effectively to abnormal situations HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA (ISA 2004 Conference and EXPO) – October 5, 2004 – Invensys Process Systems today introduced comprehensive Alarm Management Services for [...]

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October 12, 2004

ISA Exhibit Marks Fieldbus Foundation’s 10th Anniversary

Leading fieldbus organization reflects on decade of achievements HOUSTON, Texas, October 5, 2004 — The Fieldbus Foundation will present one of the largest fieldbus technology exhibits in its history at the ISA EXPO 2004 Exhibition & Conference, to be held October 5-7 at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas. The [...]

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Hirschmann Introduces Fiber-Optic Modem for Modbus Plus
October 12, 2004

Hirschmann Introduces Fiber-Optic Modem for Modbus Plus

Reliable Signal Transmission Hirschmann Electronics, Inc. Germantown, Maryland has recently added the fiber-optic modem OZD Modbus Plus G12 to its line of Industrial products. This modem, which has been specially designed for use in industrial environments, permits high-speed and high-availability fiber-optic data [...]

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October 12, 2004

New Fieldbus Training Center To Open In China

Foundation partnering with industry to keep pace with fieldbus adoption HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 5, 2004 — The Fieldbus Foundation, conducting a press briefing at the ISA EXPO 2004 Exhibition & Conference in Houston, Texas, today announced an agreement in principle to open a fieldbus training site at the Yanshan [...]

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HMS Industrial Networks New Fieldbus Gateways Interconnect Almost Any Two Industrial Networks
October 12, 2004

HMS Industrial Networks New Fieldbus Gateways Interconnect Almost Any Two Industrial Networks

The AnyBus-X Gateway family is a new product line consisting of over 120 different gateways designed to connect almost every possible combination of two industrial networks. The product family supports 15 different Fieldbus networks including Modbus RTU and Modbus/TCP. Due to equipment upgrades and plant expansions, [...]

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October 12, 2004

FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus H1 Starter Kit Providing Head Start To Device Developers

Record demand for starter package shows rising fieldbus adoption rate HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 5, 2004 – The Fieldbus Foundation, conducting a press briefing at the ISA EXPO 2004 Exhibition & Conference in Houston, Texas, today announced record demand for its AT-446 Foundation fieldbus “H1 Starter Kit.” The [...]

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October 12, 2004

Fieldbus Foundation Announces Completion Of FF-SIS Draft Preliminary Specifications

Laboratory testing will validate fieldbus safety instrumented system specifications HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 5, 2004 — The Fieldbus Foundation, conducting a press briefing at the ISA EXPO 2004 Exhibition & Conference in Houston, Texas, today announced the completion of Draft Preliminary Specifications (DPS) for its [...]

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Precision Digital Corporation Introduces Multi-Channel Controller With MODBUS® Interface
October 12, 2004

Precision Digital Corporation Introduces Multi-Channel Controller With MODBUS® Interface

Replaces Up To Eight Panel Meters A new series of multi-channel controllers that display all inputs on one screen and feature nine 10 Amp relays and a Modbus® RTU interface is being introduced by Precision Digital Corporation of Natick, Massachusetts. ConsoliDator™ 4 & 8 Multi-Channel Controllers feature an [...]

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October 12, 2004

Fieldbus Foundation Announces 2004 Recipients Of James O. Gray – Fieldbus Foundation Educational Scholarship

Singapore Polytechnic, SAIT and Lee College choose student winners HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 5, 2004 — The Fieldbus Foundation, conducting a press briefing at the ISA EXPO 2004 Exhibition & Conference in Houston, Texas, today announced the 2004 recipients of the James O. Gray-Fieldbus Foundation Educational Scholarship. [...]

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