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February 2008 Automation & Control News

Read about the latest news, products, mergers, and acquisitions in the automation, process control, and instrumentation industries for February 2008.

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Thermo Fisher opens OES and X-ray product demo center
February 29, 2008

Thermo Fisher opens OES and X-ray product demo center

Center has Optical Emission (OES), Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) and Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (WDXRF) systems.

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February 28, 2008

Adept Technology signs distributor in Korea

Han Shin Power Tech will be the exclusive dealer in Korea for Adept's complete portfolio of robotics, controls, vision and software products.

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February 28, 2008

Matrikon announces NetKPI dashboard for process operations

NetKPI empowers any user to create, monitor, analyze and drill down into any KPI across their entire enterprise.

February 28, 2008

Rockwell Automation to acquire CEDES Safety and Automation

CEDES is a leading supplier of safety and measuring light curtains, as well as other safety and non-safety optoelectronics, control units and related accessories for industrial applications.

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February 28, 2008

Automation Federation reports progress to date

Accomplishments so far include hiring staff, improving government relations, adding OMAC activities, participating in the WBF, and coordinating a trade show in China.

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Siemens introduces Nerlite LT430 backlights
February 28, 2008

Siemens introduces Nerlite LT430 backlights

Backlights provide high image processing contrast when inspecting the contours, edges or openings of a component.

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Machine Vision Systems
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Automatic Identification
February 28, 2008

Wonderware adds Echelon i.LON SmartServer to System Platform 3.0

i.LON SmartServer from Echelon has been integrated into Wonderware System Platform 3.0 software.

February 28, 2008

Honeywell Safety Manager attains FM Certification

Safety Manager can now be used for applications that require a U.S.-certified NFPA 72 certificate.

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Aalborg introduces Model XFM Thermal Mass Flow Meter
February 28, 2008

Aalborg introduces Model XFM Thermal Mass Flow Meter

Model XFM has an optional Profibus DP Interface, can be programmed remotely, and can store calibration data for 1 to 10 gases

February 27, 2008

Wurldtech launches Achilles Health Check Service

Service provides a rapid evaluation of the cyber-security vulnerabilities and exposure risk of SCADA and process control systems.

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Adlink introduces PXI Controllers for hybrid testing systems
February 27, 2008

Adlink introduces PXI Controllers for hybrid testing systems

The PXI-3920/3910 are able to control bench-top instruments through LXI, GPIB, USB and serial interfaces for hybrid testing applications.

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ACCES I/O releases USB-AI analog input modules
February 27, 2008

ACCES I/O releases USB-AI analog input modules

USB-AI Series boards have eight standard analog voltage input ranges, two factory current input ranges, and prices ranging from $339 to $639.

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I/O Modules
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February 27, 2008

ABB to modernize coal mine automation in Serbia

ABB to install System 800xA, ACS800 drives, and a Freelance 800F compact control system at the coal mine in Tamnava, Serbia.

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Sensor film helps SB Electronics hold capacitor tolerances
February 27, 2008

Sensor film helps SB Electronics hold capacitor tolerances

SB Electronics uses pressure-sensitive film from Sensor Products to check tolerance of press plates that flatten the round capacitor profile.

PT Ltd announces Accupoint Weigh Module
February 27, 2008

PT Ltd announces Accupoint Weigh Module

Accupoint Weigh Module works with tanks, silos, hoppers and many other vessels weighing up to 200 tons.

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Force / Load Sensors
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Process Instruments, Field Devices & IO
February 27, 2008

DEACOM to supply ERP to Cincinnati Vulcan

The ERP system will integrate inventory control, formulation and lab management, regulatory reporting, production, labor tracking and other processes.

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Okuma introduces Partners in THINC
February 27, 2008

Okuma introduces Partners in THINC

Partners in THINC allows visitors to see real parts being manufactured for real customers in real time.

February 27, 2008

JAI introduces AD-080CL two-CCD camera

AD-080CL multi-spectral imaging camera simultaneously measures visible and near-infrared light spectrums through a single lens using two channels.

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Loadstar releases iLoad Mini load cell
February 27, 2008

Loadstar releases iLoad Mini load cell

The iLoad Mini load cell accepts a 5V DC input and outputs a baseline 5V TTL frequency signal proportional to the applied load.

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Force / Load Sensors
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PI expands PIHera piezo nanopositioning tables
February 27, 2008

PI expands PIHera piezo nanopositioning tables

PIHera family of compact X, XY and Z flexure-guided piezo nanopositioning tables now has travel ranges to 1.8 mm.

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Linear Actuators
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