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May 2003

Read about the latest news, products, mergers, and acquisitions in the automation, process control, and instrumentation industries for May 2003.

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August 08, 2003

Cognex is First Machine Vision Supplier Certified to Award Continuing Education Units

NATICK, MA, May 30, 2003—Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ - CGNX), the world's leading supplier of machine vision systems and sensors, today announced that it has been certified as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). As a result, the classroom courses, live [...]

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June 02, 2003

Emerson Announces Manufacturers To Share Automation-Driven Improvements At 2003 Emerson Users Exchange

Annual conference combines user case studies with Emerson sessions to help attendees understand, use and justify new technology for manufacturing AUSTIN, TEXAS (May 30, 2003) - Users of Emerson Process Management products and services have announced the Emerson Global Users Exchange, formerly Fisher-Rosemount Systems [...]

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Intec Automation Announces the Release of microCommander V1.3 Enabling Remote Internet Control & Automation
June 02, 2003

Intec Automation Announces the Release of microCommander V1.3 Enabling Remote Internet Control & Automation

Victoria, BC, Canada, 15-May-03: Intec Automation Inc., announced the release of microCommander v1.3, its HMI software suite, which offers full support for these 2 popular Z-World SBCs, adding to the list of microcontrollers (SBC’s) supported by microCommander. At $49US, with Ethernet and 26 I/O’s, the RCM2200 [...]

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Mosaic Industries Announces New Controller With Touchscreen Operated Graphical User Interface
June 02, 2003

Mosaic Industries Announces New Controller With Touchscreen Operated Graphical User Interface

June 1st, 2003, NEWARK, CA Mosaic Industries, Inc. announced today the release of a new embedded instrument controller featuring a powerful touchscreen-controlled ¼ VGA graphical user interface (GUI). The QVGA Controller comes complete with a high-contrast 320x240 pixel electroluminescent (EL) or LCD graphics display, [...]

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E-direct is the On-line Instrument Shop for process control instrumentation from Endress+Hauser.
March 09, 2012

E-direct is the On-line Instrument Shop for process control instrumentation from Endress+Hauser.

Endress+Hauser announces that its brand new E-direct shop is now on line. It includes new capabilities, such as a Search tool, shopping cart storage, purchase history, management of customer profile information, better registration process, as well as a password retrieval function

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May 28, 2003

ABB commissioned NGL plant for Qatar Petroleum with its Industrial IT innovative technology

Doha, Qatar, May 27, 2003. ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has announced the successful commissioning and upgrade of Qatar Petroleum's (QP's) NGL 3 plant with its Industrial IT technology. The project was announced in June 2002 and ABB has delivered one month prior to the scheduled deadline. The [...]

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May 28, 2003

Allen-Bradley® PowerFlex® 70 NEMA 4X AC Drives Meet Durability Demands of Wash-Down Applications and Harsh Production Environments

With flexible mounting and packaging options, drives can resist dust, dirt and high-pressure water spray MEQUON, Wis., May 27, 2003 — Industries that require regular wash-down of equipment or operate in harsh production environments will benefit from the new Allen-Bradley® PowerFlex® 70 NEMA 4X AC drive [...]

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Banner Engineering Introduces the World's First Compact Ultrasonic Sensor to Offer Advanced Microprocessor Programming Flexibility
May 28, 2003

Banner Engineering Introduces the World's First Compact Ultrasonic Sensor to Offer Advanced Microprocessor Programming Flexibility

Minneapolis, MN and Las Vegas, NV–May 23, 2003–Banner Engineering Corp. has announced new S18U Series compact ultrasonic sensors featuring an advanced microprocessor design, push-button programming and bright diagnostic status LEDs located directly on the sensor housing. "Users are looking for two things in a [...]

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Emerson's New Fisher(R) Design TBX Steam Conditioning Valve Delivers Stable, Reliable Performance in the Most Severe Applications
May 28, 2003

Emerson's New Fisher(R) Design TBX Steam Conditioning Valve Delivers Stable, Reliable Performance in the Most Severe Applications

MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA (May 27, 2003) -- Emerson Process Management introduces the Fisher(R) Design TBX valve to handle the most severe steam conditioning applications found in today's cycling power plants, as well as to provide precise combined pressure-temperature control within process applications. The Fisher TBX valve [...]

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TURCK's New Dual Mode levelprox Features Echo Mode
May 23, 2003

TURCK's New Dual Mode levelprox Features Echo Mode

Minneapolis, MN–May 16, 2003–TURCK Inc. announces a dual mode version of their award winning levelprox. This new sensor is an addition to TURCK's non-invasive levelprox family. In addition to the reverberation technology of the original sensor, the new model features an echo mode. The sensor determines the level [...]

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Emerson Introduces Brooks(R) Mass Flow Controller with Elastomer Seal for Surface Mount Component Technology
May 23, 2003

Emerson Introduces Brooks(R) Mass Flow Controller with Elastomer Seal for Surface Mount Component Technology

2-Position Downport Brooks MFC conforms to new industry standard, increases accuracy and reduces maintenance in analytical systems HATFIELD, PENNSYLVANIA (May 22, 2003) -- Emerson Process Management announces the introduction of a Brooks(R) mass flow controller (MFC)designed to integrate with surface mount components [...]

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May 22, 2003

Rockwell Automation First to Offer Industrial Operator Interfaces With UL Listings for Hazardous Locations

Allen-Bradley® PanelView™ displays with UL listings reduce installation time and expense MILWAUKEE, May 22, 2003 — To help customers save time and reduce the cost of equipment certification, Rockwell Automation has announced that its Allen-Bradley® PanelView™ line of operator interface products [...]

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May 22, 2003

Emerson Lands Flow Measurement Project in China for One of World's Largest Pipelines

Emerson will perform fiscal gas measurement for $8.9 billion PetroChina West-East Natural Gas Pipeline that will transport more than $4 billion of gas annually AUSTIN, TEXAS (May 21, 2003) - In the largest project awarded in China for custody transfer measurement, Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business [...]

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TURCK Introduces picofast Cordsets with Stainless Steel Coupling Nuts
May 22, 2003

TURCK Introduces picofast Cordsets with Stainless Steel Coupling Nuts

Minneapolis, MN – May 16, 2003 – TURCK Inc. announces the immediate availability of picofast cordsets with new stainless steel coupling nuts. picofast connectors and cordsets are a world standard M8 thread and will mate with any quick disconnect M8 sensors, such as the TURCK picoprox® line. Specifically [...]

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Wieland offers DIN Rail Utility Box
May 22, 2003

Wieland offers DIN Rail Utility Box

BURGAW, N.C. (May 8, 2003) – Wieland Electric, Inc announces the introduction of a new line of DIN Rail Utility Boxes. The DIN Rail Utility box comes in several different versions that offer a labor saving way to provide utility power to any control cabinet. They may be mounted either vertically or [...]

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May 22, 2003

ODVA Announces EtherNet/IP(tm) Becomes a Semiconductor Industry Standard

BOCA RATON, Fla., May 22, 2003 — ODVA today announced that Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) accepted EtherNet/IP™ in its Sensor Bus Network Communications Standard activities. SEMI is the industry organization accountable for all global standards used by semiconductor equipment [...]

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May 22, 2003

GE and Six Sigma Help Vacuum Technology Company Clean Up Operations Proven Business Methodologies Reduce Inventory, Improve Cost Management for Success

MOORESTOWN, N.J. * May 21, 2003 - A company can have a solid customer base, no manufacturing or quality issues, and an outstanding international reputation but still have operational challenges that drain much-needed resources. Denton Vacuum, Inc., a 40-year-old company serving essential industries such as optics, [...]

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May 22, 2003

GarrettCom Announces Standards-Based Redundant Ring Management For Industrial Ethernet Lans Broadens Applications

GarrettCom Introduces Fast Fault Recovery for Magnum Industrial Ethernet Product Line May 8, 2003, New Orleans, La. – GarrettCom, Inc., Fremont, Calif., is demonstrating for the first time its new standards-based redundant network management capability with its Industrial Ethernet switches at the Control System [...]

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May 22, 2003

ATS reports fourth quarter gains in operating profit, New automation systems bookings accelerate to $123 million

TSX: ATA CAMBRIDGE, ON, May 22 /CNW/ - ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. today reported increases in operating profitability, revenue and new automation order bookings for the three months ended March 31, 2003 as it continued to maximize the value of its industry leadership in challenging economic conditions. [...]

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May 20, 2003

Emerson Announces TotalFinaElf Commissions Offshore Platform Using Emerson's PlantWeb(R) Architecture with FOUNDATION(TM) Fieldbus Technology

Installed cost benefits include 15% reduction in wiring and instrumentation costs, 20% reduction in control system costs AUSTIN, TEXAS (May 20, 2003) - Following a successful trial on an onshore plant, TotalFinaElf E&P Nederland (TFEEPN) and Emerson Process Management have installed PlantWeb digital plant architecture [...]

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