Freelance 2019 is an upgraded version of the distributed control system (DCS) solution for process industries originally launched in 1994 by ABB. Freelance combines the advantages of a DCS with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and is characterized by ease of use, scalability, flexibility and reliability, the company says.
The Government of Canada has launched a new funding competition, through the Strategic Innovation Fund, for national scale initiatives in automation and digital technology applications in the agriculture and agri-food sector. Funding of between $10 million and $50 million will be provided to a successful applicant in the competition.
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s unique expertise in sun-viewing telescopes will be an integral part of the historic NASA Parker Solar Probe mission scheduled to launch Aug. 11, 2019, to better understand how the Sun affects our solar system.
Bionomic Industries has the Series 6000 Tray Scrubber. Available in sizes to handle gas volumes from 500 to 150,000 cfm, the unit uses special high-performance tray designs in single or multiple stages, the company says.
Motion Industries, Inc., of Birmingham, AL, has announced the promotion of Randall (Randy) Breaux to president. Motion Industries has over 550 locations, including 14 distribution centres throughout North America and serves more than 300,000 customers from the food and beverage, pulp and paper, iron and steel, chemical, mining and aggregate, petrochemical, automotive, wood and lumber, and pharmaceutical industries.
The Airnet II 4 Channel Air Particle Sensor from Alpha Controls meets the specifications of ISO 21501-4 to measure the size and number of particles suspended in the air for real-time monitoring of defect-causing particles.
These are interesting times for Universal Serial Bus (USB) security. With increasing pressure to limit network access to industrial control systems, industrial plant dependence upon USB removable media to transfer information, files, patches and updates has been greater than ever. At the same time, past research into USB threats has shown that portable USB drives are one of the top threat vectors impacting industrial control systems.
For both the A-Style and the K-Style diverter design option, the primary responsibility is to divert material from a single source toward either of two locations. However, the application benefits for each design vary from one another.
KNF has introduced the micro gas pump NMP830 HP for OEM applications. The diaphragm pump is 31 mm wide and produces free flow up to 5.5 L/min with a single head design and to 10 L/min with a dual head.