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May 2008 Automation & Control News

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

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May 30, 2008

Divelbiss introduces analog Solves-It plug-in PLC

Solves-It! controllers are suitable for small system control and monitoring applications where primarily analog processes are involved.

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May 30, 2008

Cooper Bussmann enhances InVision

InVision Downtime Reduction System now has Ethernet/IP communications.

Maplesoft releases Grid Computing Toolbox
May 30, 2008

Maplesoft releases Grid Computing Toolbox

Toolbox enables users to run Maple computations in parallel, cutting down on processing time and enabling applications that were not possible before.

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Engineering/Development
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Design & Simulation Software
FCI introduces NuTec LS2000 level switch
May 29, 2008

FCI introduces NuTec LS2000 level switch

The LS2000 two-wire, 4-20mA thermal mass flow level switch serves as a drop-in replacement for mechanical float and paddle switches.

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Level Sensors
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Process Instruments, Field Devices & IO
May 29, 2008

GE Fanuc upgrades Proficy Process Systems

Enhancements in Version 1.5 include changes to the Global Namespace, run mode store transfer lists, iFIX 4.5 visualization technologies, and fieldbus connectivity

Applied Robotics signs China Shipbuilding as distributor
May 29, 2008

Applied Robotics signs China Shipbuilding as distributor

CSEMNC's automation division works with the Chinese automotive industry as well as the automotive transplants in China and other industries.

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Industry
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Robots & Robot Controllers, Automotive
May 29, 2008

Honeywell to automate Finnish paperboard plant

Honeywell will provide its Experion PKS, Da Vinci Quality Control System, and motion controls to Stromsdal Oyj’s paperboard plant in Juankoski, Finland.

May 29, 2008

Technosoft releases TMC-3D 8-Axis motion controller

TMC-3D combines a multi-axis motion controller and a digital servo drive in the same compact unit.

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Motion Controllers
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Motion Control, Motors & Drives
May 29, 2008

PDI names Tim Cortes CTO and VP Of Engineering

Tim Cortes replaces John Kammeter. Kammeter will continue to provide ongoing technical support to PDI in a new role as Senior Technical Consultant.

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Industry
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Electrical & Control Panels
SICK launches Inspector Vision Sensor
May 29, 2008

SICK launches Inspector Vision Sensor

The Inspector is able to verify part completeness and quality, no matter what angle or orientation, even if products vary in size by as much as 20%.

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Machine Vision Systems
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Automatic Identification
Danaher introduces MAB-100 linear motor stage
May 29, 2008

Danaher introduces MAB-100 linear motor stage

MAB-100 has an air bearing guideway to deliver precise, 100% friction-free straight-line motion up to 100 mm in length.

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Phoenix Contact introduces SPTA angled terminal block
May 29, 2008

Phoenix Contact introduces SPTA angled terminal block

SPTA low profile, angled terminal block provide space-saving connections for up to 10 A.

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Terminal Blocks
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Electrical & Control Panels
May 29, 2008

ABB to provide System 800xA for five hydro power sites in New Zealand

ABB won a contract valued at $9.8 million from Genesis Energy to design, construct and commission a control system upgrade for five of their hydro power sites.

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Project
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Process Automation
SIXNET announces ISaGRAF upgrade tools
May 29, 2008

SIXNET announces ISaGRAF upgrade tools

Optimized for Windows XP and beyond, these tools form a seamless bridge between ISAGRAF v3 and ISaGRAF v5.

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Engineering/Development
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Design & Simulation Software
May 29, 2008

Honeywell to supply UniSim simulator to StatoilHydro Kalundborg

The UniSim plant process simulator and operator training system will be used at StatoilHydro's Kalundborg Refinery in Denmark.

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Ametek announces MCG MA34000 series brushless DC motors
May 29, 2008

Ametek announces MCG MA34000 series brushless DC motors

MCG MA34000 Series brushless DC motors have an integral drive to simplify installation and promote smooth, quiet, and efficient operation over a wide speed range.

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AC Motors
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Motion Control, Motors & Drives
May 29, 2008

LONMARK joins NewEnergy Alliance

NewEnergy Alliance is a group of companies aimed to forge a new electricity load response model in the building automation industry.

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Industry
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Building Automation
May 29, 2008

Emerson software helps Minnesota power plant improve operations

Results include a 70 percent improvement in ramp rate, from 2 MW/min. to 7 MW/min.; 2 MW reduction in over/undershoot; and a 4 PSI average decrease in throttle pressure.

May 29, 2008

ILS deviceWISE 2.0 platform complies with Oracle

The deviceWISE platform, which collects data from automation equipment and factory floor devices, is in compliance with Oracle's Manufacturing Operations Center.

FKI Logistex introduces Case Conveyor Solutions line
May 28, 2008

FKI Logistex introduces Case Conveyor Solutions line

Case Conveyor Solutions handle cases, totes and trays with options for accumulation, transportation, diverting, metering, merging and sorting.

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Material Handling
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Material Handling