-------------------------Monitor------------------------ The Newsletter for PC-Based Data Acquisition and Control Issue 173 www.windmill.co.uk December 2012 --------------------ISSN 1472-0221---------------------- Welcome to Monitor, and for those celebrating Christmas: we hope you have a good and peaceful one. We're pleased to say that our Windmill software is fully compatible with Windows 8 (as well as earlier versions of Windows). Subscribers can download a free trial. For more data acquisition news and tips follow us on Twitter - @DataAcquisition. I hope you enjoy this issue, but should you wish to remove yourself from our mailing please go to Monitor Newsletter CONTENTS ======== * Windmill used to Test Trains * Measurement and Control Exhibitions * DAQ News Round-up ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Windmill used to Test Trains ________________________________________________________ Windmill software is being used to test the heating and air conditioning of trains. The system uses Windmill software for the testing and long term logging of the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) both in a test facility and on trains. Graphical displays show values and states of bodyside heaters, roof units and so on. Tests are automated and include report generation. For more information contact Graham Collins at [email protected]. Further Reading =============== More information on testing trains: http://www.microlink.co.uk/ Monitoring Wheel Slip in Trains http://www.windmill.co.uk/train.html Windmill Reduces Brake Testing Time by a Third http://www.windmill.co.uk/monitor63.html ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Data Acquisition Exhibitions and Conferences ________________________________________________________ The quarterly update of data acquisition and control exhibitions around the world. Automation 2013 21-24 January 2013 Chicago USA Showcases the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions. From traditional industrial applications to new technologies. http://www.automate2013.com/ Residual stress engineering: developing control, measurement and characterisation techniques 31 January 2013 Manchester UK Held by the IMechE, covers measurement and calculation of residual stresses and their influence on structural integrity. http://www.eurekamagazine.co.uk/ Engineering Expo 1-4 March 2013 Aurangabad India Trade show which includes automation and instrumentation. http://www.engg-expo.com/ Marine Science and Ocean Technology 11-13 March 2013 ExCeL London UK Exhibition and conference on ocean observing and modelling, measurement and instrumentation, data harvesting, marine survey and engineering, remote sensing, marine pollution monitoring and control. http://www.expodatabase.com/ Automation World 3-16 March 2013 Seoul South Korea A diverse array of automation technologies and products under one roof http://www.automationworld.biz/ Israchem 2013 30 April - 2 May 2013 Tel Aviv Israel Trade show for processing, chemical engineering, measurement, control and instrumentation ________________________________________________________ DAQ News Round-up ________________________________________________________ Welcome to our round-up of the data acquisition and control news. If you would like to receive more timely DAQ news updates then grab our RSS newsfeed at https://www.windmillsoft.com/monitor.xml. Read http://www.windmill.co.uk/newsfeed.php for notes on how to display the news on your own web site or automatically tweet it. Wave powered robot completes 9000 mile journey An autonomous wave-powered robot has completed a 9000-nautical-mile journey across the Pacific Ocean. It navigated along a prescribed route under autonomous control, collecting and transmitting high-resolution ocean data. Source: ARC Advisory Group http://news.scubatravel.co.uk/ DCS Market in Asia Driven by Robust Growth in Developing Economies The major growth in Distributed Control Systems (DCS) revenues continues to come from developing nations, according to a report from the Arc Advisory Group. Source: ARC Advisory Group http://www.arcweb.com/ 'Magic Zero' Technique Reduces Atomic Clock Uncertainty Scientists have demonstrated a novel method for making the most precise measurements to date of the properties of two atomic transitions (quantum leaps) in rubidium - an element whose transitions are used as frequency standards for many atomic clocks, Global Positioning System satellites and telecommunications systems. Source: NIST https://www.nist.gov/ Small, Portable Sensors Allow Users to Monitor Pollution on Their Phones Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego have built a small fleet of portable pollution sensors that allow users to monitor air quality in real time on their smart phones. Source: University of California http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ * Copyright Windmill Software Ltd * Reprinting permitted with this notice included * For more articles see http://www.windmill.co.uk We are happy for you to copy and distribute this newsletter, and use extracts from it on your own web site or publication, providing the above notice is included and a link back to our website is in place. An archive of previous issues is at http://www.windmill.co.uk/newsletter.html and an index of articles at http://www.windmill.co.uk/monitorindex.html Windmill Software Ltd, PO Box 58, North District Office, Manchester, M8 8QR, UK Telephone: +44 (0)161 833 2782 Facsimile: +44 (0)161 833 2190 E-mail: [email protected] http://www.windmill.co.uk/ https://www.windmillsoft.com/
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