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Programmable universal verbaliser 1/8 DIN panel meter

Solution for process monitoring almost any type of measurement with speech, display and alarming, says Omega



Modular motor controller provides protection and feedback

WEG's SRW01 low-voltage motor management system provides protection, diagnostics and optional fieldbus communications



Single-axis robot actuators configured to order

Misumi is introducing new single-axis robot RS series actuators that are available in a range of sizes and in clean room Class 10 variants



Labview 2009 introduces wireless sensor network platform

National Instruments Labview 2009 offers benefits in terms of virtualisation, wireless sensor networks and integrated Solidworks mechatronics tools



Renewable energy experts from Parker form focused team

Parker Hannifin has created a Renewable Energy Team that draws together European technology and applications expertise



Security of supply: meeting the operational challenge of maintaining

Power engineers are seeking to reconcile the seemingly contradictory demands of delivering increased performance with minimal investment, and yet still meet their emissions targets. John Goldring reports



The electrical grid of tomorrow will be flexible and self-healing

A smart electrical grid has the potential to play a key role in the effort to lower energy costs for consumers, achieve energy independence and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. How can all of this be realised and what can government do to ensure such a grid can be made a reality? Dr Richard Charnah explains



Torque about improving handling accuracy

Dry bulk handling is following other industrial processes that have been redeveloped from a 'black art' to a highly accurate and controlled procedure



Networking: the key to ensuring process safety in the future

It can be easy for safety issues to slip off the business agenda, particularly when times are hard. According to Lee Allford, Operations Manager of the European Process Safety Centre, networking is key to helping organisations retain and expand their safety expertise



Embedded sensors generate their own energy

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute are developing lightweight, self-powered sensors for detecting damage to an aircraft's skin



Remote motion control platform reduces costs

MotionBee platform enables system developers to quickly and cost-effectively build wireless sensor networks for remote motion recognition and tracking



Zigbee interface converts standard switches to wireless devices

New from IDC is the ZB107 Wireless Switch Interface that mounts on standard pushbuttons or pull switch enclosures in place of the cable gland entry



Compact panel PCs feature Intel Atom N270 processor

The specification for Kontron's latest Micro Client II Panel PCs includes a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor and screen sizes from 7 to 15 inches



USB DAQ module is low-cost and user-friendly

New from Audon Electronics is the DLP-IO20 data acquisition module that benefits from 20 I/O channels



Particle size analysis reduces cement manufacturing costs

Cement producers have found that switching from a conventional fineness measurement technique to laser diffraction particle size analysis provides more sensitive cement characterisation and better parameters for tuning product performance. Alain Blasco explains



Centum VP integrated production control system now at R4.02

Yokogawa says that Centum VP R4.02 incorporates numerous enhancements to improve usability, alarm management and integration with the Prosafe-RS SIS



Choosing a ball valve to control fugitive emissions

To control fugitive emissions from ball valves, the critical point is to select the right ball valve for the application. Two design features that are especially important in controlling fugitive emissions: body seal design and stem seal design. Michael Adkins and Pete Ehlers report



Code-reader is configured via web server

A new 1D/2D code reader from Siemens features a web server so that no separate configuration software is required, just a web browser



Modelling and testing renewable energy technologies

Jon Severn looks modelling, simulation and testing technologies used in the development of renewable energy systems



How to choose a ball valve to control fugitive emissions

To control fugitive emissions from ball valves, the critical point is to select the right ball valve for the application. Two design features that are especially important in controlling fugitive emissions: body seal design and stem seal design. Michael Adkins and Pete Ehlers report.



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