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July 2008 Automation & Control News

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

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July 31, 2008

Honeywell signs agreement with China Petroleum Planning and Engineering Institute

Honeywell and CPPEI will establish an Experimental Center, Operation and Maintenance Support Center, and Training Center.

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Sealant introduces mobile See-Flo 202 dispense system
July 31, 2008

Sealant introduces mobile See-Flo 202 dispense system

The self-contained mobile system includes supply tanks, pumps, See-Flo 202 meter and a manual or automatic mix-dispense valve.

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Pumps
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Packaging, Valves & Pumps
July 31, 2008

InduSoft announces complimentary license for Web Studio Secure Viewer

Complimentary license for Secure Server comes with purchase of Web Studio HMI/SCADA software, with no limit to the number of users or machines.

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SCADA
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HMI & Operator Interfaces, Cybersecurity
Parker releases Compax3M Servo Drive for multi-axis applications
July 31, 2008

Parker releases Compax3M Servo Drive for multi-axis applications

Compax3M can be configured to be a simple drive controlled by a motion controller or as an intelligent drive product that can be programmed in IEC61131-3 languages.

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AC Motors
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Motion Control, Motors & Drives
Phidgets introduces Model 1061 motor control
July 31, 2008

Phidgets introduces Model 1061 motor control

Model 1061 AdvancedServo 8-Motor allows users to control the position, velocity, and acceleration of up to 8 RC servo motors. Price: $90.

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Motion Controllers
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Motion Control, Motors & Drives
Danaher Motion expands motion control services
July 31, 2008

Danaher Motion expands motion control services

Motion Engineering Performance Services has been expanded to help OEMs using embedded motion control.

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Resources
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Motion Control, Motors & Drives
Thermo Fisher adds OXSAS software to ARL 4460 metals analyzer
July 31, 2008

Thermo Fisher adds OXSAS software to ARL 4460 metals analyzer

OXSAS software provides simple one-click routine analysis launch as well as access to recent analyses for on-screen comparison and full traceability.

Invensys joins Motorola's PartnerSelect wireless program
July 31, 2008

Invensys joins Motorola's PartnerSelect wireless program

Invensys will offer Motorola's Enterprise Mobility solutions as well as wireless broadband and other technologies.

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Wireless Networks, Industrial Networks
Rexroth enhances SILENCE gear pumps
July 31, 2008

Rexroth enhances SILENCE gear pumps

B and G Series pumps have increased displacement, and lower noise emissions and vibrations.

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Pumps
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Valves & Pumps
Schneider Electric announces Square D 8501KA alternating relay
July 30, 2008

Schneider Electric announces Square D 8501KA alternating relay

Applications for the 8501KA alternating relays include irrigation systems, water treatment pumping stations, compressors and HVAC fans.

ABB introduces Navigator 600 Phosphate analyzer
July 30, 2008

ABB introduces Navigator 600 Phosphate analyzer

Navigator 600 substantially reduces the amount of reagents and maintenance generally associated with phosphate analysis.

ABB automates solar cell chemical plant
July 30, 2008

ABB automates solar cell chemical plant

ABB’s System 800xA will control production of ultra-pure chlorosilanes at Evonik Industries' plant in Essen, Germany.

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Process Automation
PI publishes Nanopositioning Systems catalog
July 30, 2008

PI publishes Nanopositioning Systems catalog

Reference book on nanopositioning technology includes a mini-tutorial on nanopositioning technology, with drawings, specifications, and data sheets for PI nanopositioning products.

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July 30, 2008

DEACOM ERP cuts costs at inks and coatings manufacturer

American Inks and Coatings implemented DEACOM ERP software and was able to close its off-site IT office and cut its IT staff from four to one.

July 30, 2008

Allied Vision Technologies acquires Prosilica

Allied Vision Technologies is acquiring 100% of the shares of the Canadian camera manufacturer Prosilica as of 31 July 2008.

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Vision
FOSS adds flow cell capability to XDS Liquid Analyzer
July 30, 2008

FOSS adds flow cell capability to XDS Liquid Analyzer

Flow cells can now be used with the XDS Rapid Liquid Analyzer. Existing analyzers can be upgraded to handle the new cells.

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Analyzers & Monitors
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Test, Measurement & LIMS Portal
July 30, 2008

Mel Hilderbrand appointed President of Endevco

Mel Hilderbrand, formerly Director of Strategic Projects for Meggitt Sensing Systems, is the new President of Endevco.

July 30, 2008

ABB to control smelter plant in India

ABB won orders worth $113 million from Vedanta Aluminum to provide automation and power products for a greenfield expansion of an aluminum smelter plant in Jharsuguda, India.

July 30, 2008

Beckhoff releases EL3602 EtherCAT Terminal

EL3602 samples measurements with a 24 bit resolution and accuracy within ±0.01 percent, suitable for high-precision measurement requirements.

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