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May 2011 Automation & Control News

Read about the latest news, products, mergers, and acquisitions in the automation, process control, and instrumentation industries for May 2011.

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June 01, 2011

SCADA and Control System Security: New Standards Protecting Old Technology

Automation.com, May 2011

By Scott Howard

Industrial control systems were designed and built with a primary focus on performance, availability and reliability - not security. A new generation of standards-based security offerings lets operators defend their control system networks using the same technology that protects telecommunications, banking, and other critical IT infrastructure.

June 01, 2011

Industrial Intelligence: Winning in the New World of Manufacturing

Automation.com, May 2011

By Brian McDonald, Cisco Systems

In the new global business environment, manufacturers are facing some of the toughest operational and strategic challenges in recent memory. Any new investment must pay for itself either through operational savings or revenue growth.

Siemon introduces VersaPOD 600mm Server Cabinet
May 31, 2011

Siemon introduces VersaPOD 600mm Server Cabinet

The 600mm-wide cabinet provides a quickly assembled, stable platform for data center and telecommunications room applications.

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May 31, 2011

Perpetuum powers National Instruments

The National Instruments NI WSN-3226 Wireless Measurement Node can be powered by Perpetuum’s vibration energy harvester technology.

Advantech Remote I/O Receives BACnet Certification
May 31, 2011

Advantech Remote I/O Receives BACnet Certification

BAS-3000BC series of remote I/O modules have received BACnet certification, approved and listed by BACnet Testing Laboratories (BTL).

May 31, 2011

Hoffer announces Flowmeters for Subsea Applications

Customized HO Series turbine flowmeters can operate in depths of 20,000 ft or more, for applications involving BOPs, ROVs, subsea production systems, and other subsea flow applications.

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May 31, 2011

Magma's Titan and FineSim Validated for TSMC

With Magma’s design software and the TSMC AMS Reference Flow 2.0, customers can accelerate the design and manufacture of next-generation analog/mixed-signal ICs.

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Embedded Automation
May 31, 2011

Modbus Joins the Wireless Cooperation Team

Modbus joined with Fieldbus Foundation, PROFIBUS and the HART Communication Foundation to work on the development of wireless gateway specifications.

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Wireless Networks, Industrial Networks
Acromag names Russell Nieves embedded sales manager
May 31, 2011

Acromag names Russell Nieves embedded sales manager

Nieves previously worked at Xembedded LLC, where he served as a regional sales manager for the eastern United States and Asia.

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Industrial Computers, Embedded Automation
Microchip enhances 8-bit PIC microcontrollers
May 30, 2011

Microchip enhances 8-bit PIC microcontrollers

PIC12F(LF)1840 and PIC16F(LF)1847 have 7 KB and 14 KB of on-chip Flash memory, respectively, and up to 1 K RAM.

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Computer Appliances
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Industrial Computers, Embedded Automation
FCI updates its web site with a new online demo
May 30, 2011

FCI updates its web site with a new online demo

Online demo has interactive close-ups of the ST100 Series Flow Meters. Demo allows users to view each model in the series and learn more about their individual features.

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Process Instruments, Field Devices & IO
May 30, 2011

OMEGA Introduces HE359 Remote I/O Modules

HE359 connects via 2-wire RS485 Modbus RTU to any Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).

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May 30, 2011

ABB controls gold mine in Chile

ABB completed the commissioning of three gearless mill drive (GMD) systems for the Esperanza project of Antofagasta Minerals in Chile.

Combining Power and Automation Products to Serve Customers
May 27, 2011

Combining Power and Automation Products to Serve Customers

Automation.com, May 2011

By Bill Lydon, Editor

ABB creates new role, appoints Brice Koch, to oversee relations with ABB’s largest customers and the development of opportunities in strategic growth areas such as rail, wind, water, solar, energy efficiency and smart grids. Koch will also be responsible for developing ABB’s service business.

Mass Analytics Improve Process Control Performance
May 27, 2011

Mass Analytics Improve Process Control Performance

Automation.com, May 2011

By Bill Lydon, Editor

The PlantTriage "true believers" gathered at the ExperTune User Conference from around the world to improve their skills and share their project successes. The conference focused on ways to improve process control performance with training, access to industry experts, and case studies.

OHMIC Introduces EM-3 DAQ for temperature and humidity
May 26, 2011

OHMIC Introduces EM-3 DAQ for temperature and humidity

Users can accurately display and log key moisture parameters.

HMS introduces Anybus Wireless Bridge
May 26, 2011

HMS introduces Anybus Wireless Bridge

Anybus Wireless Bridge makes it possible to connect industrial devices running Profinet, EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP, over a wireless connection.

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Crouzet releases Model 80199701 gear motor
May 26, 2011

Crouzet releases Model 80199701 gear motor

Model 80199701 150 Watt brushless DC motor easily handles high side loads with 1000 N radial and 200 N axial, and lends itself to controllability and long life.

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AC Motors
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Motion Control, Motors & Drives
May 26, 2011

Semaphore signs Applied Products Group as distributor

Applied Products Group is now a Semaphore distributor for Arizona and New Mexico.

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SCADA & RTU
Dwyer releases Series HATX Pressure Transmitter
May 26, 2011

Dwyer releases Series HATX Pressure Transmitter

Series HATX Pressure Transmitter combines high accuracy with exceptional stability and reliability for environmental tests and measurements.

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Pressure Transducers
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Dwyer Instruments
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Process Instruments, Field Devices & IO