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March 1, 2014
VibGuard Viewer (photo), the software platform for this company’s VibGuard family of online condition-monitoring systems, now comes fully geared for complex machine diagnosis. VibGuard Viewer 1.1, the new software...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/testing/Turning-vibration-data-into-knowledge_11528.html
February 1, 2014
This company now offers compact monitoring relays for single-function monitoring. The new EMD-BL (basic line) monitoring relays (photo) are available with optional push-in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/Why-pay-for-more-when-you-only-need-one-function_11426.html
February 1, 2014
With its strategic partner for Industrial Ethernet Mynah Technologies (St. Louis, Mo.), this company will add Profinet to its DeltaV digital automation system. Profinet will join...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/Profibus-protocol-added-to-this-automation-platform_11432.html
February 1, 2014
Beginning with the early days of automated multivariable control in the 1980s, the trend has always been toward the use of larger matrices and more models. Today’s multivariable controllers commonly comprise dozens of variables and hundreds of models. But the next big advancement in multivariable control may be a shift toward the use of small-matrix, model-less multivariable control practice...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/advanced_process_control/Small-matrix-Model-less-Multivariable-Control_11446.html
February 1, 2014
The HS-20 Series of headspace samplers provide a reliable and robust headspace solution for any application analyzing volatile components in a difficult matrix. The HS-20 Series consists of two modules...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/Analyze-headspace-components-with-this-sampler_11425.html
February 1, 2014
The Sencom platform-product series now includes modules for the digital measurement of pH and ORP (oxidation-reduction potential), joining the existing FLXA21 two-wire pH/ORP transmitter...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/This-module-brings-pHORP-measurements-to-the-digital-age_11427.html
February 1, 2014
The new MCD-Series bidirectional controllers control mass and volumetric flowrate and absolute pressure of gases in two flow directions. The controller’s dual-valve design accommodates process-control requirements in many...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/flow_measurement_and_control/A-bidirectional-flow-controller-that-also-controls-pressure_11420.html
February 1, 2014
The Sitrans FC410 (photo) is said to be the lightest, most compact Coriolis flowmeter available, and features a high measuring accuracy of 0.1%. The device has dimensions of 265-mm length, 280-mm height and 90-mm width, and a weight of 4.6 kg in the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/flow_measurement_and_control/This-Coriolis-meter-is-compact-but-still-accurate_11424.html
February 1, 2014
Thermal dispersion (TD) mass flowmeters measure the mass flowrate of fluids (primarily gases) flowing through a closed conduit, such as a pipe. This article describes the operation and installation of TD mass flowmeters, and gives the reader information about what applications these meters are most suited for.     Background The first general description of TD mass flowmeters is attributed to...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/flow_measurement_and_control/Advanced-Thermal-Dispersion-Mass-Flowmeters_11443.html
January 1, 2014
Rising temperatures and rapid or excessive heat buildup are useful markers for determining the operational health of many types of machinery and components that are used in a wide array of industrial and manufacturing settings. The types of mechanical and electrical systems for which temperature increases often signal problems include (but are not limited to): rotating machinery, such as motors, turbines...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/temperature_measurement_and_control/Remote-Thermal-Sensing_11336.html
December 1, 2013
Siemens Communicate with iOS devices with this new app Introduced in September, the Sitrans Connection Apple iOS communication application is designed for all Sitrans F US clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeters. The Sitrans Connection enables direct communication between an Apple iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) and any Sitrans F US clamp-on flowmeter to enhance all metering functionalities, including...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/flow_measurement_and_control/Focus-on-Flowmeters_11271.html
November 1, 2013
Siplus S7-1500 has the same performance characteristics as the latest standard controller family Simatic S7-1500, with the added benefit of operating reliably under extreme medial loads, such as humidity, corrosive...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/A-new-controller-for-extreme-conditions_11165.html
November 1, 2013
This handheld combustion analyzer comes pre-calibrated E Instruments International The new E1100 handheld industrial combustion gas analyzer features sensors for oxygen and carbon dioxide that are capable of detecting a large range of concentrations for these components. These pre-calibrated and field-replaceable sensors allow for simple diagnostics and replacements to reduce downtime and repairs. This...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/Focus-on-Analyzers_11155.html
November 1, 2013
Carbo 520 Optical is a new process CO2 sensor that can easily be installed directly inline on beverage production lines. The hygienic sensor is said to be entirely...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/Measure-CO2-concentrations-inline-with-this-ATR-sensor_11161.html
November 1, 2013
The new STM 225 dust-measuring instrument uses light-scattering technology to measure particulate-matter emissions of solid-fuel combustion systems. The instrument has none of the disadvantages of other well-known measuring principles, such...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/Measure-dust-emissions-with-this-light-scattering-instrument_11163.html
November 1, 2013
The EP3744 EtherCAT Box A is a compact, all-in-one solution for monitoring and controlling compressed air. The IP 67-rated module combines compressed air measurement, EtherCAT connectivity and digital I/Os for use directly in the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/pressure_measurement_and_control/Measure-compressed-air-directly-in-the-field_11170.html
November 1, 2013
This company’s new Maintenance Pad is a rugged route-based condition-monitoring data collector and analyzer with IP 65 and MIL-STD-810G certification for operation virtually anywhere. Using wireless sensors and measurement modules makes...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/testing/A-new-window-to-route-based-condition-analysis_11158.html
November 1, 2013
Enclosed in a sturdy aluminum case, VibGuard portable is ideal for vibration experts to conduct short-term analyses and diagnoses with a high-end measurement device. The combination of VibGuard and mobility enables users to optimally...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/testing/Troubleshooting-out-of-the-box_11167.html
November 1, 2013
Last month, this company introduced the Extensible Authentication Protocol-Transport Layer Security (EAP-TLS) as a Wireless LAN (WLAN) security feature. EAP-TLS is particularly beneficial in mission-critical applications when there is a need...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/wireless_instrumentation_and_accessories/This-device-now-has-a-WLAN-security-feature_11169.html
October 1, 2013
Field Device Tools gain acceptance The SAC (Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China) has announced the official approval of the FDT [Field Device Tool] standard as the China National Standard GB/T 29618, clearing the way for further, broad deployment of the FDT standard throughout China in all industrial and governmental control projects. The FDT standard is already approved...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/advanced_process_control/October-Letters_11040.html
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