Beat News: System Integration Monthly News for September 1, 2005

09/01/2005


Control Engineering System Integration Monthly


September 1, 2005

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Kalki forms engineering delivery center
The engineering services group of Kalki Communication Technologies has formed of a dedicated off-shore engineering delivery center for power systems. This center will cater to power utilities, OEMs, and system integrators in the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
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Diamond and Suntron partner on OEM program

Diamond Systems, a designer and manufacturer of integrated embedded single board computers, I/O boards, and power supplies, has signed an agreement with system integrator Suntron Systems to create the "OEM Ready Solutions" program. The program allows OEM customers to offload non-core activities, such as product development and program management, to Diamond Systems, freeing development teams to focus on core competencies such as software and market development.
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Implementation Chronicles Weekly Update

Though both projects are in somewhat of a holding pattern relative to initial expectations, relevant work continues. At the wastewater facility SCADA project, end-to-end testing of the trial system is now complete, but no word has been received regarding the notice to proceed with Phase II. Meanwhile, on the biopharmaceutical filtration automation project, while the HMI hardware has still not arrived, the integrators are designing and developing automatic sequences for the equipment modules.
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HART expects big benefits with enhanced EDDL specification

Implementation of recently completed enhancements to the Electronic Device Description Language (EDDL, IEC 61804-2) by system and device suppliers is expected to revolutionize the process automation industry, representatives of HART Communication Foundation (HCF) said on Aug. 18. Enhancements make standardized device configuration a reality allowing users to easily visualize and configure millions of installed HART-enabled intelligent devices in similar ways.
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Omni-directional wireless antennas support multiple protocols

Pulse, a Technitrol Co., introduced six models of W1000-series antennas for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of wireless devices intended for IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, ZigBee, and Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) frequency bands. The antennas are omni-directional, providing 360-degree coverage to improve point-to-multipoint transmission and reception between devices on wireless local area networks (WLANs).
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RF modems get Class 1, Div. 2 safety compliance
MaxStream offers Class I, Division 2 certified wireless radio modems, ensuring safe deployment in hazardous locations where highly flammable vapors are present, such as acetylene, hydrogen, ethylene and propane (Groups A, B, C, D). Such certification is often required for wireless integration at refineries, chemical plants, pipelines, and other locations.
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Shows: assembly, robotics, networks, ISA, NMW

End-users, system integrators, and manufacturers with interest in industrial networking equipment, components, and enabled devices will be among those participating at upcoming industry events, such as Assembly Technology Expo, International Robot & Vision Show, an industrial Ethernet control seminar, 2005 IEEE 1588 Conference, PTA-2005 Moscow, ISA Expo 2005, Fieldbus Foundation End User Seminar—Focus on Biotech, Life Science Applications, National Manufacturing Week 2006, and others.
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Control Engineering Implementation Chronicles
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System integrators, electrical contractors, end-users, and industrial maintenance professionals can have quick access to build-to-order NEMA products through Rockwell Automation’s Allen-Bradley ModCenter Plus Distributor Program, which provides Internet configuration software to assist distributors.
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1st IP65 single-phase switching power supply

Automation Systems Interconnect (ASI) Inc. says its new IP65 Single Phase Switching Power Supply has a sealed aluminum enclosure to withstand many environmental conditions that would halt most power supplies, including spraying or splashing water. ASI said at the time of release, this is the first power supply of its kind available.
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5,000 W, 3U/5U plug-in dc/dc, ac/dc converters modules

Schaefer Inc. has introduced C5100 Series of 5,000 W, 3U and 5U plug-in dc/dc and ac/dc converter modules, available in various input voltage ranges.
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Guard switches, see them fully

Electro-Mech Components Inc.’s latest lighted pushbutton switches have single-, dual-, and quad-style switches with integrated lens guard, for safety-conscious installations on instrumentation and control panels where designers must provide greater accident prevention for critical switching applications.
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Fault indicators, voltage-sensing products get SEL logo

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E.O. Schweitzer Manufacturing Co., LLC, (EOS) owned by Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. (SEL), has announced that it is selling its line of Linam fault indicators and voltage sensing products under the SEL logo.
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