Advantech Launches New ProView SCADA Manageable Switches

Advantech's iConnectivity Group (ICG) unveils New ProView SCADA manageable series switches which are the world’s first convergence switches for process control and IT networking management.


Stratos multi-parameter analyzers now available with fieldbus interfaces

Measuring technology specialist Knick's Stratos series analyzers for pH level, conductivity and dissolved oxygen measurements are widely used in the chemical industry, in process engineering, power plant technology, and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector due to their exceptional versatility, high reliability and full-fledged compatibility with conventional sensor types (analog, digital, Memosens). Knick now introduces Stratos series analyzers with integrated bus interfaces for PROFIBUS DP, PROFIBUS PA or FF (Foundation Fieldbus).


Mobile app brings Industry 4.0 to all pumps / ACHEMA 2015

To help plant operators increase productivity and transparency as well as improve competitiveness across the entire life cycle, Frankenthal-based pump manufacturer KSB has developed an app for smartphones and tablets that can determine the efficiency of fixed-speed pumps in just 20 seconds. The KSB Sonolyzer app is based on an algorithm that has been integrated in PumpMeter units for five years now, of which well over 30,000 have already been sold.

Morgan Advanced Materials


Morgan Advanced Materials, after continued research and development in its technical ceramics manufacturing capabilities, now has the capability to manufacture balls up to DN250 in diameter for severe service valves from its acclaimed Nilcra® Zirconia-based material.


High availability and functional safety up to SIL3: ProLine P 22400 passive standard signal isolator

Berlin – The requirements on operational and safety-related circuits in plants are continuously growing which also affects the technical requirements on components. Often, functional safety can only be increased with much effort and at the expense of availability. Proving that high safety standards and high availability can go hand in hand, Knick present ProLine P 22400 passive standard signal isolators certified for applications with a SIL3 safety integrity level according to EN 61508.


Sensor management for Memosens sensors: MemoSuite Advanced calibrates up to ten sensors at the same time

Measuring technology specialist Knick now offers an enhanced version of their sensor management software for Memosens technology: MemoSuite Advanced allows for the calibration of up to ten sensors at once. The intuitive-to-operate PC software enables users to easily pre-calibrate sensors for pH, ORP, oxygen, conductivity and temperature measurement under optimal conditions in the lab, i.e. completely dispenses with complicated on-site calibrations in adverse environmental conditions. Sensors can be connected to a PC via USB using the interface converter MemoLink included in supply.

Keyence America

CLAMP-ON Flow Monitoring Now Possible!

Overview: Keyence Corp. of America has found a way to accurately detect (and monitor) flow of liquid by mounting a device to the outside of a pipe. The new FD-Q series of flow sensors are arguably the simplest devices available to monitor liquid flow.


Seton UK wins ECMOD award

Top players in the UK multi-channel retail sector gathered at the exclusive Hurlingham Club in London earlier this month for the eagerly anticipated European Catalogue & Mail Order Direct Commerce (ECMOD) Awards. Presented by Sky News anchor Dermot Murnaghan, the event recognised the hard work, flair and commitment of businesses in the catalogue and multichannel retail sector. Seton UK, a leading manufacturer and distributor of health and safety and facilities management solutions, is proud to have won the prestigious Outstanding Customer Service Award against tough competition.


eWON Announces Successful Launch of Two-Factor Authentication

The 2-factor authentication prevents hackers from using stolen passwords to gain access to remote PLCs and machine networks. The new version of eCatcher, the eWON remote access VPN software, includes 2FA in order to protect the connection identity. It requires both "something you know" and "something you have": the combination of login credentials and a security code texted to the user’s phone. Start right now and add this security layer to your company’s account today!

Morgan Advanced Materials


An innovative silicon nitride coating for ceramic components is now available from Morgan Advanced Materials, across a variety of its oxide and non-oxide ceramic materials.

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