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I/O expansion modules with selectable Can protocols

Trio Motion Technology's new Can I/O expansion modules can use either Canopen DS401 or Trio's Triocan protocol for motion control and machine control

Stacking connector contacts can suit different tasks

Tyco Electronics is launching the Strada Mesa mezzanine connector with contacts to suit high-speed differential, high-density single-ended and RF/coaxial applications

Linear guides feature patented bearings

Thomson is introducing 413 series linear guides with ball-guided profile rails, patented recirculating bearings and integral lubrication pockets

Monitor produces both 2D and 3D images

Planar Systems is launching the SA2311W 3D display as an entry-level single monitor for professionals and home users

Industrial PC features Intel Core i3 or i7 processor

Siemens is launching the high-performance Simatic IPC827C Box PC that is equipped with a 2010 Intel Core i3 or i7 processor for rapid data processing

Thermostats for industrial processes are sealed to IP65

Spelsberg is introducing the HT range of thermostats that are sealed to IP65 for use in industrial temperature maintenance applications

PCB power supplies are smaller and more efficient

TDK-Lambda is introducing the ZWS-BAF series of PCB-type AC-DC power supplies that are smaller and more energy-efficient than their predecessors

CoM designed for 'industrial' operating temperatures

Kontron's new nanoETXexpress-TTc Computer-on-Module features an Intel Atom processor and is optimised for operating temperatures of 0-60 degrees C

Innovative camlock provides enhanced security

New from Camlock Systems, the Series 35 locking device features an all-new isotoxal mechanism with an innovative asymmetrical warded keyway

Optical strain gauges with temperature compensation

HBM's new K-OTC sensor is an optical strain gauge with integral temperature compensation

Cyber security certification becomes a focus of process security

As greater demands are placed on the process industry's digital infrastructure, threats to cyber security continue to grow. Sean Ottewell reports on one solution to ensure that automation and control products are certificated properly

Aluminium processors continue to invest

Investment continues in new aluminium production plants, while a new process could reduce energy bills

Versatile 3D printing broadens its appeal

3D printing, in all its different forms, is now an exceptionally versatile process, capable of creating models and actual components for a variety of diverse applications. Paul Stevens reports on some of the latest developments relating to 3D printing machines and materials

Solutions as good as gold

Eston Martz reports on how statistical analysis software is helping a supplier of precious metals optimise its processes

Sensor networking provides scope for intelligent control

Connecting sensors to a control system by means of a network offers significant time and cost savings over using traditional hard-wiring. Furthermore, as Alistair Rae reports, integrators and end uses can also benefit from a more intelligent control system and improved performance of the overall process

How to maximise the benefits of custom couplings

Custom shaft couplings can be useful for applications where standard products cannot be accommodated. They also offer scope to enhance the design and deliver additional benefits, including improved performance and lower overall costs. Paul Stevens investigates what can be achieved with the current generation of custom shaft couplings

Robotics: helping manufacturers recover

Paul Stevens looks at developments in industrial robots

Manufacture, assembly and testing of centrifuges

Thomas Broadbent has established a new workshop facility in the Greater Shanghai Region of Yangzhou

Caliper brakes provide extra 50 per cent pad area

Provide improved stopping and holding in a wide range of critical applications, including mine hoists and conveyor drives

Large water-cooled clutches keep their cool

Sets a 'new standard: in heavy duty continuous slip tensioning applications, for use in demanding sectors such as mining