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February 2012 Automation & Control News

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

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Posital announces Magnetocode magnetic rotary encoder
February 29, 2012

Posital announces Magnetocode magnetic rotary encoder

Magnetocode encoders with analog output are an alternative to potentiometers in systems that use analog instrumentation to measure and control rotary motion.

February 29, 2012

Tridium workstations earn BACnet European Certification

NiagaraAX Advanced Workstation and Operator Workstation are approved by BACnet Testing Laboratories as meeting and conforming to BACnet standard ISO 16484-5/ANSI ASHRAE 135.

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HMI & Operator Interfaces, Building Automation
Edmund Optics introduces Power over Ethernet (PoE) Cameras
February 29, 2012

Edmund Optics introduces Power over Ethernet (PoE) Cameras

Cameras simplify a variety of machine vision applications, including factory floor automation and imaging systems.

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Product Category: 
Machine Vision Systems
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Vision
 KIN-TEK releases Span Pac H2O–SD diluter
February 29, 2012

KIN-TEK releases Span Pac H2O–SD diluter

It adds a precisely known, adjustable, trace concentration of water vapor into dry matrix gas to create calibration standards for trace moisture monitors.

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Analyzers & Monitors
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Test, Measurement & LIMS Portal
Phoenix Contact adds AC model to Quint UPS-IQ
February 29, 2012

Phoenix Contact adds AC model to Quint UPS-IQ

Quint UPS-IQ automatically detects the input voltage of either 120 V AC or 240 V AC, making the product suitable for global use.

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February 29, 2012

Manufacturers Using Metrics More Likely to Make Financial Improvements

MESA says companies using metrics such as overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) are more likely to improve their financial performance.

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Plant & Asset Management, Factory Automation
IBASE Announces Fanless eFlex embedded computer
February 29, 2012

IBASE Announces Fanless eFlex embedded computer

eFlex bridges the gap between full sized computing solutions and micronized systems.

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Computer Appliances
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Industrial Computers, Embedded Automation
Semaphore adds 3G Cellular Modems to RTUs
February 29, 2012

Semaphore adds 3G Cellular Modems to RTUs

T-BOX LT and MS RTU product lines for remote monitoring and SCADA system applications are now available with 3G cellular modems.

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Microchip introduces PIC12F(HV)752 8-bit PIC microcontrollers
February 29, 2012

Microchip introduces PIC12F(HV)752 8-bit PIC microcontrollers

Microcontrollers feature analog and digital peripherals, making them ideal for general-purpose and system-control applications.

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Computer Appliances
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Industrial Computers, Embedded Automation
Tolomatic enhances IMA servo linear actuators
February 29, 2012

Tolomatic enhances IMA servo linear actuators

Enhancements include a roller screw that boosts its thrust capability to 6,875 pounds of force and a compact integrated motor actuator.

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Honeywell Upgrades Zephyr Flow Sensors
February 29, 2012

Honeywell Upgrades Zephyr Flow Sensors

Four standard flow ranges between ±50 SCCM and ±750 SCCM have been added to Zephyr.

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Product Category: 
Flow Meters
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Process Instruments, Field Devices & IO
February 28, 2012

Siemens releases SimpleSelect valve selection tool

SimpleSelect desktop software tool quickly and correctly sizes and selects valves and actuators for all types of commercial building projects.

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Resources
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Building Automation, Valves & Pumps
February 28, 2012

Rockwell supplies Trusted TMR controller to Turbine Technology Services

Turbine Technology Services uses triple modular redundant control technology from Rockwell for control in gas compression and power generation industries.

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Power & Energy
Posifa Microsystems releases PMFc3000 Mass Air Flow Sensors
February 28, 2012

Posifa Microsystems releases PMFc3000 Mass Air Flow Sensors

PMFc3000 series covers the ranges from 30 to 1000 sccm and can be special ordered with any Full Scale range between 10 and 2,000. Price: from $49.95.

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Dwyer introduces Series DBOB Level Measuring System
February 28, 2012

Dwyer introduces Series DBOB Level Measuring System

Series DBOB electromechanical device is designed for the continuous measurement of level or volumes in silos, tanks, or hoppers.

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Product Category: 
Level Sensors
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Dwyer Instruments
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Process Instruments, Field Devices & IO
Software Toolbox introduces OPC Data-UA
February 28, 2012

Software Toolbox introduces OPC Data-UA

OPC Data-UA supports the next-generation Unified Architecture OPC standard.

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February 28, 2012

EPLAN appoints Ray Gaynor North American President

Before assuming this position, Ray served as President of International Solutions, a management consulting company.

RSF releases MSA 700 and 800 linear encoders
February 28, 2012

RSF releases MSA 700 and 800 linear encoders

MSA 700 and 800 series sealed incremental linear encoders have grating pitches of 20, 10, and 8 microns, and come in accuracies of 2, 3 and 5 microns.

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Speed Sensors
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Sensors & Industrial I/O
Yokogawa Releases MLX Loop Powered Indicator
February 28, 2012

Yokogawa Releases MLX Loop Powered Indicator

MLX meets FM Explosion Proof requirements for use in hazardous environments.

February 28, 2012

AVEVA opens office in Charlotte, NC, to serve nuclear industry

The office, will focus on sales and support for clients engaged in engineering, design-build, handover/commissioning and on-going operations for the nuclear industry.

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