International Society of Automation News Release
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Announces InTech Innovator's Award Winners at ISA EXPO 2009
Research Triangle Park, NC (5 October 2009) –ISA EXPO 2009 is the unveiling place of the InTech Innovator's Awards on 8 October, Reliant Center, Houston, Texas, USA. These awards recognize those who have made significant and unique contributions to any field in the automation profession. These contributions include, but are not limited to, the design, development, and construction of tools, equipment, technical services, instrumentation, and/or an innovative service or contribution in automation.
Gold, silver, and bronze award winners will be selected by InTech editors. "These days it is all about innovation and then applying it to complete a comprehensive solution. This year's entries were truly amazing," said Gregory Hale, editor of InTech magazine. "The products, technologies and solutions ran the gamut of true automation offerings."
The following award candidates, the products each will display, and show floor locations are included below:
Apprion: Huntsman solution
Huntsman's operating mission is a "project Zero" approach. This means Zero process safety related incidents, injuries, environmental releases, and defects. Huntsman partnered with Industrial Mobility and Apprion to build a completely mobile solution, empowering operations and maintenance personnel to capture defects, track work progress, and make real-time process and safety-related decisions.
Apprion, Booth: 1311
ARC Advisory Group: Market Intelligence Service
ARC's Market Intelligence Service is a business knowledge base containing market data on manufacturing automation and supply chain management suppliers and solutions. Market Intelligence puts ARC data into a powerful relational database, supporting over 40 product categories in over 20 vertical markets in all regions of the world.
ARC Advisory Group, Booth: 2655
AVEVA: Instrumentation solution
Instrumentation and control engineering in any given project requires a high degree of flexibility and dependability due to the volatile and dynamic nature in designing process facilities. The value gained by investing in a software solution that increases consistency and dependability while staying on budget makes for successful project.
AVEVA, Booth: 2649
CONCOA: Gas distribution and management system
CONCOA introduced an advanced gas distribution and management system that provides interchangeable service and continuous supply. Featuring an onboard web server with embedded software for remote monitoring and integral Ethernet connectivity, the Intelliswitch II system offers remote diagnostics and e-mail notification of real-time system status and events.
CONCOA, Booth: 2049
Eltav: Wireless monitoring of valves
Eltav's wireless system is an end-to-end solution used to monitor various types of valves, operating in the process plant. Eltav's system provides operators with a comprehensive picture of the valves' performance status in real time.
Eltav, Booth: 1431
exida: Applying IEC 61508 and IEC 61511/ISA 84 safety standards
The goal of the IEC/ISA functional safety standards is to increase plant and process safety. But a safety standard does not by itself make the world a safer place. To achieve widespread adoption, it takes innovators like exida to embrace the standard and help end users, suppliers, and integrators put standards into practice.
exida, Booth: 2717
ILS Technology: deviceWISE Device Gateway
The deviceWISE Device Gateway is an integration appliance that maps data between different devices seamlessly without requiring any configuration changes in either device. The Device Gateway helps users pick best in class hardware components and integrate them without requiring special programming.
ILS Technology, Booth: 2744
National Instruments: Wireless Sensor Networks
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are an emerging technology, and National Instruments just released the NI WSN platform, which can reduce installation costs, simplify system deployments, and address new applications that were previously challenging or even impossible with wires.
National Instruments, Booth: 2043
Palmer Wahl: RTD Temperature-Indicating Device
The Wahl DST600 RTD Thermometer System utilizes the latest technology in temperature measurement for food canning retorts, dairy, USDA, pharmaceutical and other temperature critical applications. The DST600 replaces mercury-in-glass thermometers, which have been the standard of the industry for years.
Palmer Wahl, Booth: 1727
Panasonic: Toughbook solution
Mobile workers rely either on handhelds or laptops. Handhelds, although small and highly mobile, are expensive to manage and deploy. Commercial-grade laptops run a full Windows OS but are too cumbersome to be effective. With the Panasonic Toughbook U1, workers can connect to critical information in real time.
Panasonic, Booth: 1901
Senscient: Hazardous gas sensing technology
Senscient developed the first new hazardous gas sensing technology in 20 years for industrial safety applications. Using the patented Enhanced Laser Diode Spectroscopy (ELDS) technology, Series 1000 and Series 2000 ELDS Open Path Gas Detection Systems, among the benefits, provide the first and only open path system for toxic gas detection.
Senscient, Booth: 1821
Servomex: Hummingbird Paracube Micro
In combining world-leading gas analysis technologies with cutting-edge manufacturing techniques, Servomex's design team established a new standard for oxygen sensors for users of critical care medical applications. The Paracube Micro delivers a "next-generation" design with system integration, flexibility, compliance, and reliability.
Servomex, Booth: OS1
Weidmuller: SAI Bluetooth solution
Weidmuller introduces their Bluetooth system, providing economical and secure wireless communication for sensors and actuators. The Weidmuller Bluetooth Sensor Actuator Interface (SAI) modules form a wireless I/O network that replaces bus cables in physically challenging areas.
Weidmuller, Booth: 1949
The ISA EXPO 2009 conference will feature six Exchange Conference Tracks centered on key issues facing instrumentation, automation, and control professionals. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss best practices, lessons learned, and potential solutions to specific automation problems as part of the conference's technology exchange format.
For more information about ISA EXPO 2009, or to register, visit
www.isa.org/isaexpo, or call + 1 919 549 8411.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in North America. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).