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September 2011 Automation & Control News

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

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Carving 'Challenging' Niche out of Automation market
September 30, 2011

Carving 'Challenging' Niche out of Automation market

Automation.com, October 2011

By Bill Lydon, Editor

National Instruments typical applications in the automation industry require very high speeds, high precision, and special functions. According to Christian Fritz, in these challenging applications, they are not competing against PLCs - PLCs just cannot do the job.

Wago announces 859 Series DIN-rail Timer Relay
September 29, 2011

Wago announces 859 Series DIN-rail Timer Relay

859 Series carries a top-mounted potentiometer for fine-tuning delay time without removing the unit from its DIN-rail.

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Electronic Counters / Timers
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Electrical & Control Panels
Byres Security releases Tofino SCADA Security Simulator
September 29, 2011

Byres Security releases Tofino SCADA Security Simulator

The product is a complete control system in a box, designed to demonstrate the vulnerability of SCADA and PLC components to security failures, and to test new solutions.

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Network Security
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SCADA & RTU, Cybersecurity
Westermo announces Lynx DSS device server
September 29, 2011

Westermo announces Lynx DSS device server

Lynx DSS server connects legacy serial control and telemetry systems to the latest IP networks.

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Network Switches
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Industrial Networks
ABB opens production line for solar inverters in Estonia
September 29, 2011

ABB opens production line for solar inverters in Estonia

The production line has a yearly capacity of 400 megawatts of solar inverters.

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Industry
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Power & Energy
September 29, 2011

Epicor helps HARBEC track Carbon emissions

HARBEC is pursuing certification to the newly released ISO 50001 energy management systems standard, which requires systematic documentation of carbon emissions.

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Case Studies
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Plant & Asset Management
Metso replaces old analyzers at paper mill in Sweden
September 29, 2011

Metso replaces old analyzers at paper mill in Sweden

The Karlsborg mill in Sweden is installing a Metso Kappa Q to replace two old analyzers in its bleached softwood kraft fiberline.

Chipkin enhances BACnet Explorer
September 29, 2011

Chipkin enhances BACnet Explorer

Enhancements to BACnet Explorer include a feature that allows it to export to an EDE file.

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Congatec announces conga-QAF Qseven module
September 29, 2011

Congatec announces conga-QAF Qseven module

Qseven,based on the AMD Embedded G-Series, combines high graphics performance, dual core processing power and low power consumption.

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Computer Appliances
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Industrial Computers, Embedded Automation
September 29, 2011

Advantages of Power Modules Compared to Discrete Solutions

Automation.com, September 2011

By Vincotech

System developers are becoming increasingly aware that the selection of power devices for remotely-sited applications is critical.

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White Papers
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Electrical & Control Panels
September 29, 2011

Fieldbus Foundation Issues Transducer Block Specification

Specification defines transducer block for interfacing HART devices to FOUNDATION fieldbus.

September 29, 2011

Honeywell to develop 3-D simulation solution

Virthualis’ 3-D visualization technology, called MindSafe, will be linked to Honeywell’s existing UniSim simulation tool.

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September 29, 2011

EtherCAT's Secret of Success

Automation.com, September 2011

By Martin Rostan, EtherCAT Technology Group

There is no giant marketing machine behind it, nor is EtherCAT the successor to a market leading fieldbus system – and yet EtherCAT enjoys an outstanding adoption rate worldwide, and the ETG has become the world’s largest fieldbus organization.

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Article
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EtherCAT, Industrial Networks
 National Instruments updates VeriStand test software
September 28, 2011

National Instruments updates VeriStand test software

VeriStand 2011 includes a real-time stimulus profile tool that greatly expands deterministic test execution with looping and branching structures, composable arithmetic functions, and more.

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Mettler Toledo introduces InPro 4850i pH Electrode
September 28, 2011

Mettler Toledo introduces InPro 4850i pH Electrode

The pH electrode is designed specifically for the requirements of the chlor-alkali industry.

Impress releases SQ mechanical pressure switch
September 28, 2011

Impress releases SQ mechanical pressure switch

SQ high range mechanical gauge pressure switches are available in three versions, and all three are user-adjustable between 50 and 100 bar.

September 28, 2011

ZigBee Alliance ratifies Building Automation Standard

The ZigBee Alliance completed development and ratified the ZigBee Building Automation standard.

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Analytical Flow Technologies releases DENSI-Trax software
September 28, 2011

Analytical Flow Technologies releases DENSI-Trax software

DENSI-Trax communication and integration software works with the Densitrak Density Meter.

Wavelength Electronics announces USBKIT interface board
September 28, 2011

Wavelength Electronics announces USBKIT interface board

One laser diode driver and one temperature controller can be simultaneously operated with the USBKIT.

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I/O Modules
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Embedded Automation
September 28, 2011

Manufacturing Institute Adds Mechatronics Certificate Program

PMMI's Mechatronics Certificate program has been added to The Manufacturing Institute's Manufacturing Skills Certification Systems offerings.

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Training