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September 2008 Automation & Control News

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

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Eaton connects its Power Management Software to its hardware
September 30, 2008

Eaton connects its Power Management Software to its hardware

Enterprise Power Manager, LanSafe 6, and Netwatch 5 are now compatible with Powerware, MGE Office Protection Systems, Aphel and Pulizzi product families.

September 30, 2008

Exele adds OPC alarms to TopView

TopView Write-to-server notification stores alarm and related messages to string tags in the underlying OPC or PI Server.

September 30, 2008

Parvalux adds speed controllers to DC brushless motors

PBL42 and PBL60 square frame dc motors now come with optional integrated speed controllers.

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Product Category: 
AC Motors
Related Portals:
Motion Control, Motors & Drives
September 30, 2008

Autodesk BIM software works on Windows 64-Bit Operating Systems

Revit software applications for Building Information Modeling (BIM) runs on personal computers using Windows 64-bit operating systems.

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Raytek enhances MP150 infrared linescanner
September 30, 2008

Raytek enhances MP150 infrared linescanner

Enhancements include expanded data collection capability and a fiber-optic communication system that permits connection to existing fiber networks or directly to a PC.

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September 29, 2008

L-com signs Allied as distributor for HyperLink products

Allied will offer the HyperLink product line, which includes antennas, surge and lightning protectors for WLANs, SCADA Systems, ISM, GSM and RFID design applications.

September 29, 2008

McObject signs G-Tek as distributor in Turkey

G-Tek, a software distributor and engineering firm in Ankara, Turkey, will resell and provide integration services for McObject's eXtremeDB and Perst database systems.

ProSoft Technology releases PS69 PROFIBUS DP modules for CompactLogix
September 29, 2008

ProSoft Technology releases PS69 PROFIBUS DP modules for CompactLogix

With PS69 modules, users can combine the benefits of PROFIBUS DP with the power of the CompactLogix platform.

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Product Category: 
I/O Modules
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ProSoft Technology
Related Portals:
Programmable Controllers, Industrial Networks
ProSoft Technology releases HART analog input gateway
September 29, 2008

ProSoft Technology releases HART analog input gateway

HART Analog Input gateway integrates HART instruments with existing controller platforms over Modbus TCP/IP, EtherNet/IP and DF1 networks.

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Product Category: 
I/O Modules
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ProSoft Technology
Related Portals:
Process Instruments, Field Devices & IO, Industrial Networks
Calex introduces Model 4800 load cell summing transmitter
September 29, 2008

Calex introduces Model 4800 load cell summing transmitter

Model 4800 accepts both AC & DC power inputs, powers up to four load cells, provides three way isolation, and has four output options.

Koslow announces Mercury Oxide Reference Electrode
September 29, 2008

Koslow announces Mercury Oxide Reference Electrode

Applications for this electrode include process monitoring in strong alkaline or chloride-free solutions and alkaline battery research.

September 29, 2008

Invensys Process System upgrades controls at Barcelona regasification terminal

IPS will upgrade the site from an existing Metso DCS Max1+ to Foxboro I/A Series, InFusion control system, Fieldbus Foundation, four operator stations, Historian and a Hart station.

Baumer releases SCATEC 2 photosensor for overlapping objects
September 29, 2008

Baumer releases SCATEC 2 photosensor for overlapping objects

SCATEC sensors are for non-contact counting of overlapped paper sheets, newspapers and other flat objects conveyed in a lap or shingle stream, regardless of the direction of travel.

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Product Category: 
Proximity Sensors
Related Portals:
Process Instruments, Field Devices & IO
Siemens introduces LOGO! text display
September 29, 2008

Siemens introduces LOGO! text display

The text display is a backlit LCD with a 128 x 64 pixel resolution capable of displaying four lines of text with up to 12 characters per line.

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Product Category: 
Operator Interface Equipment
Related Portals:
HMI & Operator Interfaces
September 29, 2008

Siemens to save energy at Eastern Kentucky University

The Siemens contract guarantees EKU will save 24,665,190 kWh of electricity, 89,329 mcf of natural gas, 1,729 tons of coal, 102,585 ccf of water and 138,584 ccf of sewer.

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Project
Related Portals:
Building Automation, Power & Energy
Fluke introduces MicroMapper Pro VDV cable tester
September 29, 2008

Fluke introduces MicroMapper Pro VDV cable tester

MicroMapper runs a full wiremap test for twisted pair cabling that shows the type of fault (miswires, reversals, split pairs, and breaks) plus the distance to the fault.

September 29, 2008

OPC Foundation to release OPC Analyzer spec for review in December

The OPC Analyzer Device Interface is based on the OPC-Unified Architecture specification.

Remstar releases Consolidation Carousel
September 28, 2008

Remstar releases Consolidation Carousel

Consolidation Carousel consists of horizontal carousels, put-to-light technology and control software for consolidating orders picked from multiple work zones.

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Product Category: 
Material Handling
Related Portals:
Material Handling
September 28, 2008

Change management software at Coca Cola minimizes production downtime

The CCE Wakefield plant has 93 Siemens S5 PLCs, 11 Siemens S7 PLCs, 20 Allen Bradley ControlLogix PACs, 31 Allen Bradley SLC500 PLCs, and 26 universal Devices. MDT AutoSave software tracks all changes.

September 28, 2008

Softing acquires majority interest in INAT GmbH

INAT's range of real-time Ethernet products complements Softing's embedded fieldbus technology.

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Industry
Related Portals:
Embedded Automation, Industrial Networks