Archive | Instrumentation & Control

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3:31 pm
July 14, 2014
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Remote Switch Actuator for ABB/Sace Tmax T7M Molded-Case Circuit Breakers Helps Eliminate Need for Arc-Flash Suits During Operation

CBS ArcSafe has introduced a remote switch actuator for the ABB/Sace Tmax T7M low-voltage molded case circuit breakers with current ratings of 1000A and 1200A. The new RSA-174E actuators are designed for Tmax T7M breakers equipped with optional stored-energy mechanisms (SEMs) and allow technicians to safely close and/or trip breakers outside of the arc-flash hazard boundary without […]

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6:19 pm
July 8, 2014
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Interlock Technology Improves Process Safety in Tanker Loading/Unloading Operations

Kirk Key’s (Kirk) Eagle Series interlocking products provide process-safety control in tanker loading and unloading operations. The company’s trapped key interlocking systems ensure that users follow a pre-determined sequence of operation for activating road, rail, and sea tanker control valves in oil refining, petro-chemical, pulp and paper, liquefied gas and other industrial applications. Kirk Eagle Series valve interlocks integrate […]

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7:49 pm
June 24, 2014
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Mobile Solution Allows Secure Operator Interfaces with Automation Systems from Anywhere

Opto 22 has introduced a new groov Box (GROOV-AR1) that hosts the company’s groov mobile operator interfaces for virtually any automation system. Users connect their automation system to groov, then connect authorized mobile devices to groov via either a Web browser or app interface. This allows each device to interact with the automation system in […]

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7:22 pm
June 18, 2014
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Marsh Bellofram Offers 10-Day Standard Lead Times for Instrumentation & Control Lines

Marsh Bellofram has announced that it is now offering 10-day standard lead times across its full divisional product portfolio of high-performance OEM, industrial and process-control instrumentation. The announcement pertains to more than 3500 standard models from the Bellofram Group of Companies, many of which can be purchased on the company’s Website. Items include industrial timers and counters from Automatic Timing & Controls; […]

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5:06 pm
June 18, 2014
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Remote-Access Machine Controller Bridges Digital and Physical Plant Environments

According to Nanospark, its new machine interface controller with a variety of digital and analog inputs and outputs can effectively “wire” users to nearly any machines and sensors in their plants. Operated through an app that can be accessed with a range of devices, it incorporates a number of capabilities, including a scheduling feature to run equipment only when it’s needed, thus saving […]

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3:54 pm
June 18, 2014
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Non-Stop Safety Solution Benefits Small and Mid-Range Applications

HIMA has expanded its HIMax safety system product line with a CPU for small and mid-range applications. Announced in late 2013, the X-CPU 31 module is now available worldwide. According to the manufacturer, its original HIMax system featuring the X-CPU 01 with a separate system bus module is still appropriate for high-level safety applications. Smaller applications, however, will be able to benefit from the scalability […]

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12:26 pm
June 11, 2014
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GE Expands Advanced Manufacturing Capabilities of Power & Water Businesses

  General Electric (GE) has announced the construction of a new state-of-the-art Power & Water advanced manufacturing facility to be built in Greenville, SC. Part of the company’s plans to invest $400 million in this community over the next 10 years, the new Advanced Manufacturing Works operation will  be the first of its kind for GE Power & Water. Scheduled to open in […]

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7:27 pm
June 9, 2014
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Powerful, Failsafe Controller Technology for Standard and Safety-Related Applications

Siemens Industry has introduced the SIMATIC S7-1518F, a failsafe controller with a bit performance of 1 nanosecond. Designed to increase flexibility, safety, efficiency and productivity at the plant-floor level, it’s suitable for high-end standard and safety-related machine and plant automation applications. The S7-1518F has four communication interfaces: a Profinet interface with a 2-port switch for communication with […]

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