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April 2009 Automation & Control News

Read about the latest news, products, mergers, and acquisitions in the automation, process control, and instrumentation industries for April 2009.

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Electro-Chemical Devices announces Triton TR8 turbidity analyzer
April 30, 2009

Electro-Chemical Devices announces Triton TR8 turbidity analyzer

Triton TR8 self-cleaning sensor measures turbidity with a multi-beam optical assembly.

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Rexroth announces VSP/VPP series HMIs
April 30, 2009

Rexroth announces VSP/VPP series HMIs

VSP/VPP control panels are available in a range of sizes from 12 to 17 inches, with touchscreen interface and multiple machine key options.

Schneider Electric announces PowerLogic EGX300 gateway-server
April 30, 2009

Schneider Electric announces PowerLogic EGX300 gateway-server

EGX300 logs and displays real-time data and trend plots from up to 64 PowerLogic system devices.

April 30, 2009

Rockwell Automation controls Green Planet Farms food plant

PlantPAx process automation system manages more than 100 batch and continuous process phases. System includes HMI software, instrumentation and wireless equipment.

Carlo Gavazzi releases HAA timers
April 30, 2009

Carlo Gavazzi releases HAA timers

HAA08 and HAA14 21.5 x 28mm timers feature a 24-240VAC/DC universal power supply and are mounted in a DIN-rail adaptable blade-type relay socket.

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Electronic Counters / Timers
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Servomex to supply gas analyzer system to PTA plant in Portugal
April 30, 2009

Servomex to supply gas analyzer system to PTA plant in Portugal

Servomex will supply a complete gas monitoring system for a new Pure Terephthalic Acid (PTA) plant being built by Artenius in Portugal.

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Thermo Fisher analyzer checks brine at biorefinery
April 30, 2009

Thermo Fisher analyzer checks brine at biorefinery

An iCAP 6000 Series Duo ICP emission spectrometer detects trace contaminants in brine - aqueous sodium chloride (NaCl).

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Pepperl & Fuchs releases VisuNet GMP PCs
April 30, 2009

Pepperl & Fuchs releases VisuNet GMP PCs

VisuNet GMP includes monitors, remote monitors and PCs to fit the specific requirements of pharmaceuticals and food & beverage industries.

Mark Barber named President of Baumer USA
April 30, 2009

Mark Barber named President of Baumer USA

Prior to joining Baumer, he served as President and CEO of Fischer Connectors as well as President and CEO of EAO Switch.

April 30, 2009

Emerson DeltaV is registered as Foundation fieldbus host

The DeltaV system with AMS Device Manager has passed the Host Registration Program (HRP) requirements.

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April 30, 2009

Autodesk releases Ecotect Analysis 2010 software for buildings

Ecotect Analysis 2010 software is a whole-building performance analysis tool.

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Building Automation Systems
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AutomationDirect adds NEC Class 2 power supplies to RHINO line
April 30, 2009

AutomationDirect adds NEC Class 2 power supplies to RHINO line

PSC series includes eight models with power ratings from 12W to 90W with universal 85 to 264 VAC input voltage, adjustable DC output, and output current limitation.

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Power Supplies
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AutomationDirect
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AutomationDirect adds pneumatic tubing & fittings
April 30, 2009

AutomationDirect adds pneumatic tubing & fittings

NITRA tubing is available in polyurethane and nylon styles, in inch and metric sizes and in 100 and 500-foot packages. Prices start at $10.25 for 100 feet.

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Pneumatic Actuators
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AutomationDirect
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SAS Automation introduces GRZ grippers
April 29, 2009

SAS Automation introduces GRZ grippers

GRZ grippers are designed to handle parts of all sizes and weights, in harsh manufacturing environments demanding superior clamping power.

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Robots
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Crystal Engineering releases nVision pressure calibrator
April 29, 2009

Crystal Engineering releases nVision pressure calibrator

nVision field pressure calibrator can be configured to measure and record 200,000 pressure, temperature, current and voltage measurements.

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Calibration Instruments
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Banner introduces QS30 clear object sensors
April 29, 2009

Banner introduces QS30 clear object sensors

QS30 sees translucent materials, ensuring dependable detection of clear targets including PET bottles and glass containers.

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General Sensors
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Advantech introduces IPPC-4000D industrial panel PC
April 29, 2009

Advantech introduces IPPC-4000D industrial panel PC

IPPC-4000D 4U panel PC has a 5.7” VGA TFT LCD, ATX industrial motherboard, Intel Core 2 Duo or Pentium 4 processor and up to eight GB DDR2 SDRAM.

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Computer Workstations
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Advantech Industrial Automation Group
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Thomson introduces XTRUE planetary gearheads
April 29, 2009

Thomson introduces XTRUE planetary gearheads

Available in 40mm, 60mm, 80mm, 120mm and 160mm frame sizes, XTRUE gearheads are engineered to move large loads more easily and quietly with lower backlash.

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Gearboxes / Gear Heads
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Binder-USA adds overmolded cordsets
April 29, 2009

Binder-USA adds overmolded cordsets

Overmolded cordsets fit Series 620 and Series 720 family of plastic snap-in connectors.

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Cable Assemblies
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April 29, 2009

Emerson joins PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation (PNO)

Emerson intends to work inside the PNO to keep the implementation of EDDL aligned across all protocols.

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