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December 2012

Read about the latest news, products, mergers, and acquisitions in the automation, process control, and instrumentation industries for December 2012.

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December 28, 2012

Industrial Controls Acquires IEC Control Shop

IEC Control Shop is a Texas-based distributor of HVAC controls, with offices in Fort Worth and Dallas.

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Plant & Asset Management, Building Automation
Online-Devices announces IA-3116-U2i relay controller
December 28, 2012

Online-Devices announces IA-3116-U2i relay controller

The controller has two Watchdog protection circuits. One keeps the CPU from hostile environments while the second watches the communication and host computer secure operation.

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Reliable Controls releases MACH-ProAir VAV controller
December 26, 2012

Reliable Controls releases MACH-ProAir VAV controller

MACH-ProAir has a library of standard applications that implement energy conservation requirements for ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1- 2012 and 2012 IECC.

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Building Automation Systems
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Building Automation
December 26, 2012

Axiomtek USA acquires embedded computer business

Axiomtek will acquire the Methuen, MA, based Embedded Computing Solutions (ECS) business unit of Suntron Corporation.

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Industrial Computers, Factory Automation
Midwest Motion Products announces DC Gear Motor
December 26, 2012

Midwest Motion Products announces DC Gear Motor

Model MMP-TM40-285D-24V GP42-04.3 measures just 1.65” diameter, by 5.41” long and has a keyed output shaft of 8mm diameter by 25mm long.

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AC Motors
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Motion Control, Motors & Drives
December 26, 2012

ITTIA updates DB SQL embedded database

Latest version of DB SQL works with the μC/OS-II real-time kernel and μC/FS file system from Micriµm.

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Historian, Data Collection
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Embedded Automation
December 21, 2012

Schneider Packaging Equipment certified by RIA

Schneider received the Certified Robot Integrator designation from the Robotic Industries Association.

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DCS Market growing in Asia
December 21, 2012

DCS Market growing in Asia

ARC says the total distributed control systems market in Asia will exceed $6,300 million in 2016.

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Process Automation, DCS & Batch Controllers
DCS Market growing in India
December 21, 2012

DCS Market growing in India

ARC says the total distributed control systems market in India will exceed $800 million in 2016.

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Process Automation, DCS & Batch Controllers
December 21, 2012

Point Grey releases BLFY-PGE-13E4 Blackfly camera

BLFY-PGE-13E4 features a 1.3 MP, 60 fps, CMOS global shutter sensor available in both monochrome and color, with less than 2 W power consumption.

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Machine Vision Systems
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Vision
December 21, 2012

Tektronix signs Convergent Technologies as distributor

Convergent Technologies will be a Tektronix distributor in India.

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Test, Measurement & LIMS Portal
December 21, 2012

Intelligrated gets Knighted

No, not Sir Intelligrated! Knighted is a provider of supply chain software solutions.

Rockwell Automation's New SOA Architecture - Studio 5000
December 21, 2012

Rockwell Automation's New SOA Architecture - Studio 5000

Automation.com, December 2012
By Bill Lydon, Editor
The Rockwell Software Studio 5000 unified engineering and design environment is a framework for engineering collaboration - the start of a new system architecture built on a SOA, "a bottom up build," that will evolve over the next few years.

Harting introduces UHF RFID transponder
December 20, 2012

Harting introduces UHF RFID transponder

UHF transponder has a read range of 5 cm - 12 m, providing maximum flexibility for tracking rapidly moving objects with metal surfaces.

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Bar Code Scanners
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HARTING
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Automatic Identification
FBGS announces DTG 80µm sensing fiber
December 20, 2012

FBGS announces DTG 80µm sensing fiber

The fiber can be embedded within laminate composite structures or textiles to measure strain on components during their production or use.

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Product Category: 
Force / Load Sensors
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Sensors & Industrial I/O
Cooper Crouse-Hinds transformers earn ATEX and IECEx approvals
December 20, 2012

Cooper Crouse-Hinds transformers earn ATEX and IECEx approvals

Ex-e GHG 410 range of safety and isolating transformers are suitable for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

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ARC says process safety systems selling again
December 20, 2012

ARC says process safety systems selling again

The process safety systems market growth has rebounded after the world economic downturn, especially in the developed economies of North America and Western Europe.

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Process Safety, Process Automation
Operator Training Simulators market to grow
December 20, 2012

Operator Training Simulators market to grow

Trends such as the aging workforce, the new digital generation worker, emerging market workers, safety and risk avoidance factors are all pointing toward OTS market growth.



Dwyer releases ANE-1 Adjustable Air Flow Switch
December 20, 2012

Dwyer releases ANE-1 Adjustable Air Flow Switch

ANE-1 Differential Pressure Anemometer is a robust and durable bi-directional anemometer with no moving parts or sensing electronics.

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Flow Meters
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Dwyer Instruments
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Process Instruments, Field Devices & IO, Building Automation
December 20, 2012

OSI to supply SCADA to Clarke Electric Cooperative

The SCADA system will be part of a Smart Grid Demonstration Project (SGDP), supported by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Project
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SCADA & RTU, Power & Energy