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May 2012 Automation & Control News

Read about the latest news, products, mergers, and acquisitions in the automation, process control, and instrumentation industries for May 2012.

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e-con Systems releases e-CAM51_USB Camera Module
May 31, 2012

e-con Systems releases e-CAM51_USB Camera Module

USB camera has a 5-megapixel pluggable Autofocus Camera Module and supports GPIO and microphone with an integrated analog-to-digital converter.

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Vision Sensors, Cameras & Systems
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Vision
Cognex introduces SensorView 2 display for Checker Vision Sensors
May 31, 2012

Cognex introduces SensorView 2 display for Checker Vision Sensors

With SensorView 2, engineers can configure, test and monitor Checker 4G vision sensors without a PC being required at any stage.

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Vision Sensors, Cameras & Systems
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Vision
EVT announces Industrial 3D-Eye vision system
May 31, 2012

EVT announces Industrial 3D-Eye vision system

Applications for the 3D sensor include palletization, depalletization and sortation of components on the assembly line.

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Vision Sensors, Cameras & Systems
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Vision
Vartech introduces PowerCubeMobile computer
May 31, 2012

Vartech introduces PowerCubeMobile computer

The mobile computer is 2.05" high, and has an Intel i5 processor, slim form factor, removable hard drive and wide operating temperature capabilities.

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Computers - Mobile, Handheld
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Industrial Computers
Dwyer releases Model PLVT1 Digital Thermostat
May 31, 2012

Dwyer releases Model PLVT1 Digital Thermostat

Model PLVT1 controls the furnace, small boiler, air conditioner, circulator fan, and heat pump in commercial buildings.

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Building Automation & Control Systems
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Dwyer Instruments
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Building Automation
May 31, 2012

Canary Labs enhances its Enterprise Historian

Enterprise Historian and TrendLink have been enhanced to monitor field equipment used in hydrofracturing operations.

IDEC introduces LB Flush mount switches
May 31, 2012

IDEC introduces LB Flush mount switches

LB switches are available in a choice of metal or plastic bezels, various sizes (8 to 30mm), contact ratings and mounting options.

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MicroPower introduces MPM-04E AC/DC Power Supplies
May 30, 2012

MicroPower introduces MPM-04E AC/DC Power Supplies

These compact modules are designed to meet the "Green Power" requirements of the ErP directive while providing performance and economy for board-level power applications.

Siemens Enhances Security of its Industrial Networks
May 30, 2012

Siemens Enhances Security of its Industrial Networks

Simatic NET CP processors now contain a firewall as well as a VPN function, which provide secure access to the Simatic S7-300 and S7-400 controller series.

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May 30, 2012

IMS says Industrial Automation will Grow to $159.8 Billion in 2012

The global industrial automation market is predicted to reach more than $200 billion by 2015.

Molex Brad HarshIO PROFINET I/O Modules certified by PNO
May 30, 2012

Molex Brad HarshIO PROFINET I/O Modules certified by PNO

The I/O Modules are now certified by the PNO (PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation) in accordance with PROFINET specifications meeting all requirements for conformance class B.

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Cognex Adds Autofocus to DataMan 300
May 30, 2012

Cognex Adds Autofocus to DataMan 300

The accessory allows any DataMan 300 reader to be easily upgraded from fixed focus to autofocus.

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May 30, 2012

Emerson to automate BP's North Sea oil production

Emerson will supply integrated control and safety systems for two new bridge-linked platforms for the Clair Ridge project, in the North Sea to the west of the Shetland Islands, U.K.

ABB introduces FCB Coriolis mass flowmeters
May 30, 2012

ABB introduces FCB Coriolis mass flowmeters

CoriolisMaster FCB330 and FCB350 measure multiple variables with a single, compact device: flow (mass and volume, with accuracies to 0.1%), density, concentration, and temperature.

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May 30, 2012

Sercos publishes News #1-2012

This 24-page news magazine includes a feature article on Electronic Image Processing with Sercos, several applications articles, and an interview with Wago Corporation.

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Resources
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Sercos Automation Bus
May 30, 2012

FieldServer Technologies adds Auto-Discovery to ProtoCessor

Auto-Discovery can automatically discover known devices on the network and then automatically configure the ProtoCessor product to provide the protocol translation necessary.

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OMEGA Introduces FMG800 Series  Electromagnetic Flow Meter
May 30, 2012

OMEGA Introduces FMG800 Series Electromagnetic Flow Meter

With no moving parts, the magmeter permits unobstructed flow, minimizing flow disturbances and straight pipe requirements.

DFI announces CM901-B Type 6 COM Express module
May 30, 2012

DFI announces CM901-B Type 6 COM Express module

The board supports Quad-core AMD R-464L/R-460H and Dual-core AMD R272F APUs, and is an ideal solution for graphics intensive applications.

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Product Category: 
Computers - Embedded
Product Manufacturer: 
DFI
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Embedded Automation, Industrial Computers
Pepperl+Fuchs publishes Buyer’s Guide to AS-Interface Products
May 29, 2012

Pepperl+Fuchs publishes Buyer’s Guide to AS-Interface Products

200+ page guide provides detailed specifications and features for the company’s family of AS-Interface solutions.

May 29, 2012

OSI to supply SCADA system to power company in Chile

OSI will supply a SCADA/EMS system to replace a legacy Siemens system at Transelec, the largest transmission company in Chile.

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SCADA & RTU, Power & Energy, Systems Integration