Omron has released a high-speed data logger, the ZR-RX70 Multi-logger. The loggers can be used to collect and observe sensing data and accept multi inputs in voltage, temperature, humidity and pulse. A logic format makes them practical in various fields.
Lawson Software has announced the general availability of Lawson Enterprise Search for the Lawson M3 product suite. This follows the April 2009 introduction of Lawson Enterprise Search for Lawson S3 customers.
VIPA Germany has released an intelligent, distributed I/O and PLC system named SLice IO, to cater for ‘per point’ low-density applications. The SLIO I/O system comes with a high-speed backplane that can be combined with VIPA’s 100 V, 200 V, 300 S and 500 S systems and future releases of SLIO CPUs.
Simplot Australia has selected IBM Cognos 8 as its new enterprise business intelligence (BI) tool.
Patties Foods is a leading Australian manufacturer, supplier and marketer of branded frozen savoury and dessert products. Founded by Peter and Annie Rijs in 1966 in a small cake shop in Lakes Entrance, Victoria, the company is now ASX listed and owns a portfolio of iconic Australian brands including Four’N Twenty, Patties, Herbert Adams, Nanna’s, Creative Gourmet and Chefs Pride.
Global drinks company Foster’s Group is deploying a Cisco collaboration and unified communications solution including IP communications to increase productivity and to drive operating efficiencies across its global enterprise.
A large US-based multinational food product manufacturer has awarded JBT FoodTech a $4.8 million contract for an automated batch sterilisation system. The system will provide the processor with leading technology to process a wide range of packaging configurations while reducing labour costs and improving energy efficiencies versus traditional equipment.
Champion Compressors has introduced a tool to assess compressed air system performance - AirMetrix System Assessment. This measurement and analysis tool can help industry identify areas of waste in compressed air systems and facilitates the implementation of targeted improvement measures. AirMetrix can thus assist the user to reduce operating costs associated with compressed air processes and enhance environmental performance as a result.
Micromax Sensors & Automation has announced Unitronics’ Vision570, an all-in-one compact controller.
Building on the success of the previous touch screen PMI ranges, the fourth-generation Pilz operator interface and diagnostic display units offer improved performance.
Citect has equipped the latest edition of CitectSCADA, V7.10, with Windows Integrated Security and support for Microsoft Windows Vista.
The iKey intrinsically safe keyboards are constructed in a rugged, stainless steel case with industrial silicone rubber keypads, ensuring NEMA 4X protection.
Real-time process control for food manufacturing has come closer, due to pioneering research work at University College Dublin into viscosity measurement techniques for characterising the flow and mixability of highly non-Newtonian fluids. At the heart of the researchers’ experiments is the TorqSense transducer made by Sensor Technology in Oxon, which monitors the constantly changing flow characteristics of materials as diverse as tomato sauce, chocolate, pasta sauce and chicken tikka massala as they are mixed.
CompAir’s Airnergy Analysis provides a totally integrated and comprehensive demand side audit of a business’s compressed air usage with a full measurement of energy use, actual airflow rates and pressures.
The Sartorius ProControl@Informer software module has been released for the Sartorius ProControl for Windows (SPCfWin), a QA system that can collect process data on a wide variety of quality attributes in samples with individual values, as well as in condensed form from dynamic checkweighers.