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May 2009 Automation & Control News

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

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ASI introduces inductive sensors
May 31, 2009

ASI introduces inductive sensors

Options includes square or rectangular shape, NAMUR, AC/DC, NPN or PNP output, NO or NC output, and programmable output.

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Proximity Sensors
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Process Instruments, Field Devices & IO
ABB cables to strengthen Danish power grid
May 31, 2009

ABB cables to strengthen Danish power grid

ABB will supply, install and commission 116 km of underground cable and 56 km of submarine cable, both rated at 145 kV.

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Rexroth Offers PC-Based HMIs with separate displays
May 31, 2009

Rexroth Offers PC-Based HMIs with separate displays

IndraControl VDP, VSB and VPB series of PC-Based HMIs are for applications where the PC and operator panel must be kept separate.

ARC says Automation Services Market to grow
May 31, 2009

ARC says Automation Services Market to grow

The worldwide market for supplier provided automation services will grow at a rate of close to 7 percent over the next five years.

TURCK Ni75U-Q80 sensor detects small targets on skids
May 28, 2009

TURCK Ni75U-Q80 sensor detects small targets on skids

Sensor can be mounted on a rear metal wall, or it may be fully embedded, delivering a 40 mm switching distance when surrounded by metal on all four sides.

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Proximity Sensors
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Process Instruments, Field Devices & IO
May 28, 2009

ABB will acquire Comem SpA of Italy

Comem is a manufacturer of high-quality transformer components, selling products under its own name and under the Elmek brand.

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Power & Energy
May 28, 2009

Lattice releases XVL Studio Version 8.1 3D CAD

Enhancements include geometry difference detection, export of assembly animations to AVI format, and path authoring in process design and documentation.

May 28, 2009

Festo announces SPAB pressure sensor

SPAB has a pressure measuring range of 0 to 10 bar or -1 to +1 bar.



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Pressure Transducers
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Process Instruments, Field Devices & IO
Softing updates Siemens S7/S5 OPC server
May 28, 2009

Softing updates Siemens S7/S5 OPC server

V4.0 integrates with the Siemens Step7 programming software by offering a direct import of the tag names (S7 symbols) from the S7 project.

Promess celebrates 25th anniversary
May 28, 2009

Promess celebrates 25th anniversary

Incorporated in Michigan in 1984, Promess develops, manufactures, and markets sensing devices, electronics, assembly presses and test systems.

May 28, 2009

Honeywell introduces wireless discrete-input transmitters

STXW 500 and STTW 401 transmitters can convert any measurement device with a contact-closure switch input into a wireless input.

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I/O Modules
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Honeywell Process Solutions
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Wireless Networks, Sensors & Industrial I/O
L-com releases BT-CAT5-P4 PoE Injectors
May 28, 2009

L-com releases BT-CAT5-P4 PoE Injectors

BT-CAT5-P4 series injectors have industrial grade cast aluminum housings and shielded RJ45 jacks for EMI suppression.

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Network Switches
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Industrial Networks
May 28, 2009

ABB/GE consortium wins orders worth $80 million in Abu Dhabi

ABB and GE will supply electrical systems, motors, drive systems, services and compressors for new gas lift and gas injection facilities at the Asab and Sahil fields.

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Power & Energy, Motion Control, Motors & Drives
May 28, 2009

PLCopen renews accreditation of iƒak as Test Laboratory

Accreditation is a formal recognition that a test laboratory is competent to carry out specific tests in compliance with the PLCopen guideline “Compliance Testing & Certification.”

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Programmable Controllers
Data Translation offers free oscilloscope and chart recorder software
May 28, 2009

Data Translation offers free oscilloscope and chart recorder software

Users of data acquisition modules and boards from Data Translation can choose from four versions, which are available for download from the manufacturer's web site.

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Process Control Software
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Test, Measurement & LIMS Portal
Sierra introduces Smart-Trak 2 flow meters and controllers
May 28, 2009

Sierra introduces Smart-Trak 2 flow meters and controllers

Flow meter provides true linear performance, high accuracy and flexibility for multiple gases.

Canfield releases Series 5000 solenoid valve connectors
May 28, 2009

Canfield releases Series 5000 solenoid valve connectors

Series 5000 connects valves using the DIN 43650/ISO 4400, EN175301-803:2000 specification.

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DIN Connectors
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Electrical & Control Panels, Valves & Pumps
SCHOTT Tubing uses Softing OPC software in measurement application
May 27, 2009

SCHOTT Tubing uses Softing OPC software in measurement application

SCHOTT is employing Softing’s OPC Easy Connect Suite and OPC ActiveX control as a reliable link to automatically transmit measured values from Excel to the process control system.

May 27, 2009

ABB to supply substations to Saudi Arabia’s power network

ABB will design, supply, install and commission three 110-kilovolt substations that will serve the growing power needs of the Mecca region.

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Power & Energy
FCI releases ST51 mass flow meter for coal mine methane measurement
May 27, 2009

FCI releases ST51 mass flow meter for coal mine methane measurement

With its no-moving parts thermal dispersion mass flow sensing element, ST51 Flow Meter provides direct mass flow measurement of gas.