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October 20, 2004 - Volume V,
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In this Issue
From One Techie to Another
New Low Price for Fuji's
Premier Transit-Time Flow Meter
The "Time Delta S" is a fixed transit-time ultrasonic flow meter
that measures liquid flow rate using sensors clamped to the
outside of the pipe. This non-invasive technique provides many
benefits over more traditional and invasive instruments,
including: no system downtime for installation, no system
contamination, no pressure drop, no moving parts, no risk of
leaks (simplified regulatory approval), and virtually
maintenance-free operation. The Time Delta S is ideally suited
for measuring relatively clean, homogeneous liquids in pipe
diameters ranging from 0.50 to 235 inches. The meter is compact
and lightweight, and can be easily configured from the front
Complete flow meter systems (converter + sensor set) now start
at just $3,400. Free lifetime technical support is included with
every product sold by TTI.
For more information about the Time Delta S or the rest of our
flow meter line, please visit
http://www.ttiglobal.com/flowhome.htm, or call us toll-free
The Problems of Scarcity & Abundance
Product Announcements &
Pepperl+Fuchs 2004-2005 Sensors Catalog
Multi-channel Fiber Optic Sensor Controller |
SERCOS Bus Coupler |
FALCON PAC Controller |
Pressure Indicating Film
New Job Opportunities
MatrikonOPC Level 1 Hands-On Workshop - Pragmatic OPC
Desktop Engineering Magazine
New Auctions & Classifieds
Dilbert Pick of the
From One Techie to Another
Did everyone get caught up with
all the news from ISA? Don't worry if you didn't...we have
all the news archived at
News from ISA EXPO 2004, so you can browse at your leisure.
Well, there's another big show next week in Orlando, FL.
Some of you may have heard of it...Rockwell Automation Fair.
The venue will be a little smaller than ISA, with just over 100
exhibitors. But, Rockwell hasn't had any problem drawing a
crowd to this show, so I expect the attendance list to be as
big, if not larger than ISA. Since I'll be attending the
show and the preceding press event, next week's issue of our
e-newsletter will be a couple days late. I'm shooting for a
Thursday afternoon delivery, but we'll see what happens.
We have a little bit of our own
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On to the good stuff...Enjoy the rest of this e-news!
Our featured article this week,
The Problems of Scarcity & Abundance, was written by Jim
Jim has written another thought-provoking article about how
every abundance brings a matching scarcity. We see these
two anomalies in our lives and in our industry. In this
article, Jim discusses a few of the abundances and scarcities
that we've all experienced in our personal and professional
lives. New opportunities and businesses can be started by
recognizing the next scarcities.
Use the link below to read this complete article.
In this issue, we're also
featuring the brand new
Pepperl+Fuchs 2004-2005 Sensors Catalog with complete
features, benefits, selection guidelines, specifications,
dimensions and wiring diagrams for their full line of capacitive
sensors, inductive sensors, special sensors, ultrasonic sensors,
photoelectric sensors, cord sets, amplifiers, counters, timers
and controls, and accessories.
Our Featured Products
this issue are ifm efector's
Multi-channel Fiber Optic Sensor Controller, Beckhoff
SERCOS Bus Coupler, Cleveland Motion Controls new
Automation Controller and
Pressure Indicating Film from Sensors Products. If you haven't seen our
other featured products for October, please be sure to review
our Featured Product page.
And, as usual, don't forget to
review the new
Application News and
Job Postings added to our site in the last week.
of Scarcity & Abundance
Automation has already had a big
impact on productivity. Indeed, most of the so-called "jobless
recovery" has been caused by the increased effectiveness of
automation, which reduces headcount. Off shore outsourcing is
responsible for just 15% of recent job losses. The dynamics of
scarcity and abundance have affected our industry. So now
what? Look for the next scarcity.
Read full article by Jim Pinto.
articles written by Jim Pinto
Other articles and white papers on various automation topics
Other application stories using various automation products
News Headlines in Automation, Process Control & Instrumentation
Hear all about it! We publish industry news on our site as soon as
we hear about it. Check out our
News Headlines page frequently to stay up-to-date on the industry
events. Here are the news headlines since our last e-news. Use
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Guides, Demos & Literature
2004-2005 Sensors Catalog
This 800+ page resource includes complete
features, benefits, selection guidelines, specifications, dimensions and
wiring diagrams for their full line of capacitive sensors, inductive
sensors, special sensors, ultrasonic sensors, photoelectric sensors,
cord sets, amplifiers, counters, timers and controls, and accessories.
It also includes detailed information on the fundamentals of each
Request your Pepperl+Fuchs Sensors Product Catalog
available application tools
available demo software
available product catalogs
efector Multi-channel Fiber Optic Sensor Controller reduces wiring and feature
LCD operator interface.
More Information on Multi-channel Fiber Optic Sensor Controller
Automation’s BK7500 Bus Coupler makes it possible to put your I/O and drives on one
More Information on SERCOS Bus Coupler
Catalog & CD
CMC’s FALCON Controller harnesses the latest in PAC technology providing a
TOTAL automation solution.
More Information on FALCON PAC Controller
Pressure Indicating Film accurately measures pressure distribution and magnitude
between two surfaces.
More Information on Pressurex Pressure Indicating Film
Other Featured Products for October
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New Jobs Posted on Automationtechies.com
Here's a list of new job opportunities posted on Automationtechies.com
since our last newsletter:
Automation Manager: San Jose Area, CA - AutomationRecruiters 10/19/04
Automation Engineer: Miami, FL - Custom Controls Technology, Inc. 10/19/04
Controls Engineer: Dallas/Fort Worth, TX - Control Dynamics
Sales Representative: Western, MA - Enterprise Technologies 10/13/04
PLC Programming Engineer: Patchogue, NY - BIT Corp. 10/13/04
Controls Engineer: Akron, OH - AutomationRecruiters 10/19/04
Sr Electrical Engineer/Project Manager: Dallas, TX -
Controls Engineer: Los Angeles, CA - AutomationRecruiters 10/18/04
Electrical Design Engineer: Little Rock, AR - AutomationRecruiters 10/15/04
Facilities Electrical Engineer: Minneapolis area, MN -
To view other recent job postings, please use our
Job Search Function.
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