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October 2003

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

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October 26, 2004

Siemens Introduces New SITOP Modular Redundancy Module for Uninterrupted 24VDC Power in Critical Processes

ATLANTA (October 25, 2004) – Siemens Energy & Automation’s new DIN-rail mounted, SITOP Redundancy Module provides a heightened level of security in processes where uninterrupted 24VDC power is critical. Enclosed in a robust metal housing, two integrated diodes disconnect the power supply in the event of a [...]

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Wieland Introduces Pluggable Lever Fuse Holder for DIN Rail Terminal Blocks
May 25, 2004

Wieland Introduces Pluggable Lever Fuse Holder for DIN Rail Terminal Blocks

BURGAW, N.C. (October 22, 2003) – Wieland Electric, Inc now offers the only pluggable lever fuse holder in the industry for DIN rail terminal blocks. The THSI family of pluggable fuse holders allows for easy replacement of the fuse and holder without the need for costly wire re-termination. At a mere 6mm wide, the [...]

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SICK Offers New Range In Sensing Technology

UM 18 Provides Industry-Leading Multi-Sheet Detection LAS VEGAS – PackExpo 2003 – October 13, 2003 – SICK, the global leader in factory and process automation solutions, announced today its new line of Ultrasonic Sensors. With the inclusion of this new line, SICK is continuing its direction of being the [...]

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SICK's New Safety Switch is a Cost-Effective Alternative; Combining Maximum Safety With Easy Installation

LAS VEGAS - PackExpo 2003 -October 13, 2003 - SICK, the global leader in factory and process automation solutions, announced today its new safety photoelectric switch system used to safeguard hazardous areas on machinery and control access to restricted areas. The new L 4000 system is a Type 4, non-contact safety device [...]

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SICK's New Control Unit Opens The Door For Reliable, Non-Contact Safeguarding In Complex Machinery

LAS VEGAS - PackExpo 2003 - October 13, 2003 – SICK, the global leader in factory and process automation solutions, announced today its new control unit for safeguarding operations on larger and more complicated machinery. The new RE 4000 control unit from SICK combines with the company’s unique RE 300 safety [...]

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STOCKO Introduces Crimp Contacts With Low Insertion Force

STOCKO Introduces Crimp Contacts With Low Insertion Force

BURGAW, N.C. (October 31, 2003) – STOCKO Corp., a member of the Wieland Group, offers an new crimp contact product line with low insertion force 6.3mm flag receptacles. These crimp contacts are available in both chain form and loose pieces and offer high quality stamped metal contacts that are temperature and [...]

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Empire Magnetics Introduces Fully Submersible Step Motors for Marine and Submarine Applications

Empire Magnetics Introduces Fully Submersible Step Motors for Marine and Submarine Applications

ROHNERT PARK, CA -- Empire Magnetics Submersible series stainless steel step motors are uniquely designed to provide maximum operational reliability in marine and submarine applications. Their internally sealed design eliminates the corrosion and motor failure problems common to conventional steppers in fluid processing, [...]

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Danaher Motion Introduces Pacific Scientific Microstepping Drive With Servo-Like Performance

Danaher Motion Introduces Pacific Scientific Microstepping Drive With Servo-Like Performance

P7000 is ideal choice for high-speed performance or low-speed smoothness ROCKFORD, IL – Danaher Motion introduces Pacific Scientific P7000 Series microstepping drives. Advanced functionality supported by industry-standard communications options allows the P7000 to provide true servo-like performance at a lower [...]

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Scientific Technologies, Inc. Introduces The TL8012-S Safety Interlock Switch With Guard Door Locking

Scientific Technologies, Inc. Introduces The TL8012-S Safety Interlock Switch With Guard Door Locking

FREMONT, CA – Scientific Technologies, Inc. introduces the versatile TL8012-S safety interlock switch with guard door locking. The TL8012-S provides a total of five door and lock monitoring contacts, and locking force of 2000 N (450 lb.), to prevent guard doors from opening until a machine reaches a safe state. A [...]

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Wanner Engineerings' Hydra-Cell Pumps Available with Tungsten Carbide Valve Seats & Valves

Wanner Engineerings' Hydra-Cell Pumps Available with Tungsten Carbide Valve Seats & Valves

Provide significantly increased service life over ceramic components MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Nearly all Hydra-Cell series industrial pumps from Wanner Engineering Inc. are now available with wear-resistant Tungsten Carbide valves seats and valves. They are an ideal alternative to ceramic components in abrasive, high [...]

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Honeywell Sensotec Announces Miniature Reaction Torque Transducers

Honeywell Sensotec Announces Miniature Reaction Torque Transducers

Models QWFK-8M and QWLC-8M Miniature Reaction Torque Transducers are extremely compact. They have 4 bonded strain gauges positioned on a finely machined spindle to effectively measure torque ranges from 25 in.-oz. to 300 in.-lbs., and achieve 0.1% maximum non-linearity. These models operate and are calibrated in both [...]

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Rulmeca Corporation Appoints Product Manager

Rulmeca Corporation Appoints Product Manager

WILMINGTON, N.C. (October 31, 2003) —Rulmeca Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of motorized pulleys for bulk handling, recently announced the appointment of Jay Graham to Bulk Materials Handling Product Manager. Mr. Graham joins Rulmeca after its acquisition of Interroll Corp’s Bulk Materials Handling [...]

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Hawke Releases Novel & Exciting Fieldbus Device Couplers with TRUNKGUARD™ Technology at ISA2003
March 17, 2010

Hawke Releases Novel & Exciting Fieldbus Device Couplers with TRUNKGUARD™ Technology at ISA2003

ASHTON-U-LYNE, England (September 26th, 2003) - Hawke International announced today that it is releasing a new electronic fieldbus device coupler at ISA2003 (Houston, Oct 21-23rd). The TG Series of fieldbus device couplers are unique in that they are specifically designed to simplify installation & speed up commissioning [...]

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Emerson Begins Operation Of New Plantweb® Dynamic Performance Lab

Emerson brings its fifth PlantWeb Dynamic Performance Lab online at its Fisher® valves research and engineering complex MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA (October 29, 2003) -- Emerson Process Management has begun full operation of its newest PlantWeb Dynamic Performance Lab at its Fisher® valves research and engineering [...]

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ExperTune Releases Process Control Consultant in a Box

Engineers around the world are now able to overcome many of the difficult problems that beset process plants in industries as diverse as refining and pulp mills. This new expert system, the Control Consultant, launched by Wisconsin-based ExperTune as an integral part of its flagship product, PlantTriage. The new system [...]

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Invensys Announces Delivery of Scompi Robotic System to Hydropower Station in China

New robotic welding technology to perform on-site refurbishment of turbine runners; dramatically reduces downtime MONTREAL, Oct. 29, 2003 -- Invensys plc, a global leader in production technology, announced today that its Vision & Robotics business unit has delivered the Scompi(R) 345 robotic system to the Liujiaxia [...]

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Quatech Introduces New Line of Serial CompactFlash Cards

CF+ cards extend industry's most complete product line with RS-232 and RS-422/485 serial ports for handheld, tablet, laptop and embedded PCs Hudson, Ohio - October 30, 2003-- Quatech, Inc., the industry's fastest-growing manufacturer of serial connectivity products, today announces the expansion of its reliable serial [...]

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Honeywell Signs Automation Contract With Italian Engineering Contractor Tecnimont

Tecnimont Selects Experion PKS to Control Polyethylene and Propylene Plants in Poland PHOENIX, Oct. 29, 2003 -Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Process Solutions announced today it has signed a $2.7 million contract with Italian engineering contractor Tecnimont for a comprehensive automation solution including Experion PKS® [...]

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Rulmeca Corporation Opens US Subsidiary To Serve Bulk Material Handling Market

WILMINGTON, N.C. (October 28, 2003) — Rulli Rulmeca S.p.A., Bergamo, Italy announced the founding of RULMECA Corporation in Wilmington, North Carolina. Operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Rulmeca Group, RULMECA Corporation will sell and service all Rulmeca Group products in the U.S. and Mexican bulk [...]

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New NI PXI Chassis Ideal for Triggering and Synchronization of High-Channel-Count Test Applications

NEWS RELEASE -- Oct. 29, 2003 -- Engineers can use National Instruments new software-configurable 18-slot PXI chassis to programmatically configure precise timing and synchronization signals between modular instruments. With configuration and driver software such as NI Measurement & Automation Explorer and NI-DAQ 7, [...]

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