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March 2010 Automation & Control News

Read about the latest news, products, mergers, and acquisitions in the automation, process control, and instrumentation industries for March 2010.

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Optimize Machine Vision Inspection Results with Dedicated Lighting
March 31, 2010

Optimize Machine Vision Inspection Results with Dedicated Lighting

By Brent Evanger, Banner Engineering

Many engineers use machine vision equipment in quality control inspection processes. To attain accurate results from these inspections, however, the user must ensure sufficient lighting.

PST introduces iStatus wireless condition monitoring system
March 31, 2010

PST introduces iStatus wireless condition monitoring system

iStatus system includes transmitters, sensors and software needed to build a complete wireless condition monitoring solution.

Schaeffler to supply condition monitoring system to steel fabrication plant
March 31, 2010

Schaeffler to supply condition monitoring system to steel fabrication plant

Corus will install DTECT X1 online vibration monitoring systems on saw lines at its Medium Section Mill in Scunthorpe, UK, to get around safety restrictions.

March 31, 2010

Pickering appoints distributor in Russia

Sovtest ATE will provide sales and service representation for Pickering's PXI product range.

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Siemens announces Quadlog DP/IO BUS Link
March 31, 2010

Siemens announces Quadlog DP/IO BUS Link

BUS Link allows plants with Quadlog process safety system to upgrade control systems without losing safety I/O.

Opto 22 introduces SNAP PAC redundancy Kit
March 31, 2010

Opto 22 introduces SNAP PAC redundancy Kit

SNAP-PAC-ROK can be used to design an Ethernet-based redundant control system with maximum reliability and distributed intelligence that can instantly recover from failure.

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Protocol Converter
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Opto 22
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Embedded Automation, Plant & Asset Management, Factory Automation, Industrial Networks
IntelLiDrives introduces BSMA-058 motorized linear actuator
March 31, 2010

IntelLiDrives introduces BSMA-058 motorized linear actuator

BSMA-058 is a motorized ball-screw carriage guided by a linear bearing.

March 31, 2010

Bison Gear signs Kaman Industrial Technologies as distributor

Kaman will distribute Bison's gearmotors throughout its nearly 200 customer service centers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

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Industry
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Motion Control, Motors & Drives
Canfield Connector announces iLW indicator light
March 30, 2010

Canfield Connector announces iLW indicator light

The ultra-thin iLW’s surface mount technology and high luminescence Gallium Arsenide LED allows it to retrofit existing applications or to be used with unlighted connectors.

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OPTEK introduces OPL611 miniature infrared optoelectronic sensor
March 30, 2010

OPTEK introduces OPL611 miniature infrared optoelectronic sensor

Small surface mount packaged photo light sensor has a digital output, ideal for applications with limited space.

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Comparison of Non-Contact Displacement Sensor Technologies
March 30, 2010

Comparison of Non-Contact Displacement Sensor Technologies

By Chris Jones, Micro-Epsilon

Customers sometimes need to measure to sub-micron or nanometre resolutions, against difficult surfaces or materials that cannot be touched. This article compares four types of non-contact displacement measurement technology, advising on the pros and cons of each.

Saelig introduces CP antennas for indoor/outdoor wireless
March 30, 2010

Saelig introduces CP antennas for indoor/outdoor wireless

CPT cellular antenna supports cellular & 3G frequencies (824-896/1710-2170 MHz), ideal for North American M2M and telemetry applications. Price: From $25.00

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Product Category: 
Wireless Modems
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Wireless Networks
March 30, 2010

OSI Technology to supply SCADA system for water and power in UAE

OSI will supply a SCADA, Energy Management System, and Distribution Management System to the Federal Electricity & Water Authority (FEWA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE.

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Project
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SCADA & RTU, Power & Energy, Systems Integration
March 30, 2010

Kepco introduces RMW series 300W dc power supplies

RMW series has overvoltage, overcurrent and short-circuit protection, an auxiliary 12 Volt fan output, and remote error sensing. Price: from $104.14

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Product Category: 
Power Supplies
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Electrical & Control Panels
IntelLiDrives introduces LSMA-175 linear actuator
March 30, 2010

IntelLiDrives introduces LSMA-175 linear actuator

LSMA-175 low profile precision linear actuator is a single axis system for applications that require low profile narrow positioning stages.

Sarla Technologies achieves CSIA Certification
March 30, 2010

Sarla Technologies achieves CSIA Certification

Sarla Technologies has engineering centers in Mumbai, India; Dubai, Middle East; Milton Keynes, UK; Pittsburgh, USA; and Oslo, Norway.

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Industry
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Systems Integration
AMCI releases 7160 Series SSI module for MicroLogix I/O
March 30, 2010

AMCI releases 7160 Series SSI module for MicroLogix I/O

7160 Series adds the ability to monitor rotary and linear applications to Allen-Bradley 1762 MicroLogix I/O.

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Product Category: 
I/O Modules
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Programmable Controllers, Sensors & Industrial I/O
March 30, 2010

ABB to power aluminum project in Canada

ABB will supply a turnkey rectifier/transformer package that includes a DC bus system for Aluminerie Alouette's smelter in Quebec, Canada.

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Project
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Power & Energy, Electrical & Control Panels
Emerson adds online verification to Micro Motion Coriolis meters
March 30, 2010

Emerson adds online verification to Micro Motion Coriolis meters

Smart Meter Verification delivers complete, on-line verification of device performance, saving significant expense by reducing labor and outsourced calibration service costs.

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MatrikonOPC announces OPC server for Mitsubishi PLCs
March 30, 2010

MatrikonOPC announces OPC server for Mitsubishi PLCs

For integrating with HMI, historians, ERP and MES, the server offers direct access to Mitsubishi A, FX Series and Q series PLCs.