Production monitoring made simple

  It is often necessary for production departments to establish the extent of real work performed during a shift or period of time. The fact that a particular motor was running during a certain period does not necessarily mean that work was being done. In this situation the NewCode motor protection and control relay provides […]

Local temperature certification and testing

  Endress+Hauser Pyrotemp is home to the companyy’s local temperature calibration laboratory. Established to international standards, in July it received the ISO17025 accreditation by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS).(Facility accreditation number is 367). The local production centre was accredited as an ISO9001 facility in April 2011 by the Swiss management quality assessment company […]

Low cost, low power wireless mesh networking

  Calog Instruments has launched Wireless Gateways, said to be the solution for allocations that require low data rates and wireless mesh networking across large areas. These employ the Modbus/RTU protocol, simplifying setup and integration with PLCs, and offer a variety of communication methods and topologies to suit different needs for small, medium or large networks. […]

New boards with USB connectivity

  National Instruments has announced four new R series boards (USB-7855R, USB-7856R, USB-7855R OEM and USB-7856R OEM) with USB connectivity, which help engineers add FPGA technology to any PC-based system using one of the most widely adopted buses on the market. These products, based on the LabView Rio architecture, are a result of the company’s continued […]

Variable high-performance ultrasonic sensors

  Turck offers a new ultrasonic sensor series with short blind zones, large measuring ranges, and a wide range of parameter options. The new RU-U ultrasonic sensor series enables the user to cover large sensing ranges with fewer sensor variants. These ultrasonic sensors in M18 and M30 housing styles thus effectively reduce the range of […]

Satisfying results for Endress+Hauser

  The Endress+Hauser Group increased its net sales by approximately 7% to over €1,8-billion in the 2013 financial year. In terms of operating profit, profit before taxes and net income, the company also showed an improvement on the previous year. Above all, the currencies of the emerging countries and Japan plunged in value against the euro. […]

Flexible photoelectric sensor with easy turn

  Reliable background suppression, colour-independent detection and easy switch point setting are said to be some of the features of the photoelectric PMDLine sensor OID200 from Ifm Electronic. It also detects shiny surfaces like stainless steel without difficulty. This sensor with photonic mixer device (PMD) technology combines the advantages of long ranges, reliable background suppression, […]

Low volume variable area flowmeters for liquids and gases

  Kobold Instrumentation has launched the KFR line of acrylic body flowmeters, described as offering the perfect balance between low-cost, accuracy and range availability. Bridging the microflow and large flow ranges, this flowmeter can provide an effective solution to industrial applications, such as gas analysis and water applications. The KFR operates on proven suspended float system, i.e. […]

Flow computer for natural gas volume conversion

  RMG by Honeywell recently introduced the ERZ 2000-NG flow computer and gas volume corrector, providing a reliable and more intuitive solution for natural gas volume conversion in fiscal and secondary metering applications. Featuring a new graphical touch screen user interface, the new flow computer enables gas distribution, transportation and storage service organisations to accurately measure gas […]

New models of USB thermocouple power sensors

  Agilent Technologies recently announced the addition of two new models to its U8480 series of USB thermocouple power sensors. This series now comes with improved specifications, including an expanded frequency range to 67 GHz and a measurement speed of 900 readings/second. The U8480 series’ real-time measurement uncertainty feature, described as the first of its kind in […]