Friday, October 19, 2018

New centre to cover US Gulf Coast area.

Endress+Hauser plans to build a new 100,000+ square-foot Gulf Coast Regional Center Campus in Pearland, (TX USA), just outside of the Houston area. The campus will be located in close proximity to the company’s oil and gas customer base. Construction is currently being planned to begin in 2019 with completion by the end of 2020.

“Our recent investments and campus expansions in the U.S. demonstrates our commitment to support our customers,” said Todd Lucey, General Manager of Endress+Hauser, USA. “The new facilities enable us to improve our services, strategically develop and manage additional growth as well as expand our competencies across the industries we serve.”

The new campus will include areas for calibration, repair and training space, which will include a brand new state-of-the-art PTU® (Process Training Unit). It will house the Global Marketing and Applications group for SpectraSensors’ Gas Analysis business and contain office space for approximately 110 employees including Endress+Hauser’s sales and service provider, Vector Controls & Automation Group.

“We are very excited to be a part of this project,” said Jared Boudreaux, President of Vector Controls and Automation Group. “With our facilities on campus alongside our partner Endress+Hauser, we will increase our current facilities three-fold which will create a substantially larger and broader integrated approach to the market and serve our customers at the highest level.”

The project will include a design with emphasis on Regional Texas Architecture. Responsiveness to the local climate, use of regionally authentic interior and exterior materials and attention to scale are critical to the success of the project. The building will be designed under the guidelines of a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) “Silver” project as stipulated by the U.S. Green Building Council, reflecting Endress+Hauser’s sustainability principles.

@Endress_US  #PAuto @Endress_Hauser 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Representation in USA & Canada.

Servo Innovations has been appointed as authorised sales representatives for Moog within the U.S. and Canadian automotive testing markets, for the company’s test controllers, high-performance hydraulic and electric actuation products, and software.

Troy Diller
Founded in 2005 by 30-year global automotive test engineering and calibration expert, Troy Diller, Servo Innovations offers both in-house and in-field A2LA accredited calibrations of multiple sensing technology types. Calibration services include, though are not limited to, strain gauge load cells, displacement sensors, torque transducers, inclinometers, speed sensors, pressure transducers, and temperature sensors. In addition, Servo Innovations offers full maintenance and recertification services for a variety of industry hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic test equipment, including dynamometer systems and controllers. Additional related services include test equipment diagnostics, troubleshooting, predictive maintenance strategy development, spare parts reconditioning services and custom test frame development.

Under the new agreement with Moog, they will be actively selling and promoting Moog Test Controllers, test software, Hydraulic Simulation Tables (HST), and 4-post vehicle road simulators within its authorized territory. In addition, Servo Innovations will continue to offer its own full course of services to the industry, including its renowned automotive test engineering consulting services.

Notes Servo Innovations CEO, Troy Diller, “The team at Servo Innovations is pleased to be serving Moog as its authorized sales representatives within the U.S. and Canadian automotive testing markets. That is a combined market we know extremely well, obviously, from our many years of experience. It is also one where we have the unique ground-level visibility and expertise required to address real-time customer technology challenges. For our automotive customers, we truly feel that our capability to now offer world-class Moog products will be to their immediate and direct benefit. It is also our goal, in parallel, to continue to add value to our extended customer base in all markets with the full range of products and services we already offer as Servo Innovations.”

#USA  #Canada #ServoInnovations #Automotive #Test #Moog

Proportional pressure control.

Availability of IO-Link® communications for ASCO Numatics™ Sentronic Plus and Sentronic LP proportional pressure control valves increases reliability and reduces maintenance time

The ASCO Numatics Sentronic Plus (Series 614) and Sentronic LP (Series 617) proportional pressure control valves with the integration of IO-Link® communications to provide cost-effective and reliable control and diagnostics in support of predictive maintenance practices has been introduced by Emerson. Using IO-Link communications to gain insight into these devices on the factory floor supports future implementation of Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications that will contribute toward greater plant reliability, availability and profitability.

“Emerson is a leading innovator in driving IIoT technologies and strategies to facilitate the digital transformation of our customers’ operations across a broad range of industries,” said Harald Steinle, engineering manager for proportional products at Emerson Automation Solutions. “Adding IO-Link capability to the Sentronic Plus and Sentronic LP valves creates significant benefits for users. It not only makes the devices easier to control and operate, but also prepares them for future integration with IIoT applications, enabling improvements in plant reliability and availability.”

The versatile Sentronic Plus and Sentronic LP valves enable process optimisation, regardless of application requirements. Sentronic Plus digitally operated pressure regulator valves accurately adjust pressure, flow, force, speed and linear or angular positions. They regulate pressure up to 12 bar (174 psi) and are electromagnetic-compatible according to Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2014/30/EU. Sentronic Low Power (LP) valves are a highly efficient option for pressure regulation requirements, offering a small footprint, an easy-to-use and modular design, and advanced software capabilities. Their low-power consumption of less than four watts supports applications where power is limited.

IO-Link is increasingly being applied to a range of automation applications, providing a low-cost digital communication interface for sensors, actuators and controllers via unshielded, industry-standard M12 I/O cables. To reduce maintenance time and complexity, the IO-Link module allows the Sentronic valves to identify and configure themselves automatically during component replacement, thereby eliminating the need for reconfiguration via a laptop. Supporting greater ease-of-use, the addition of IO-Link technology to the Sentronic valves uniquely enables device parameters to be changed directly with the PLC during a process without the need of data acquisition software.

Increasing flexibility of choice, the new IO-Link interface is compatible with the full range of Sentronic LP Series 617 valves, as well as the Sentronic Plus Series 614 valves in sizes DN3 and DN6. These valves enable process optimisation in applications such as filling machines in food or cosmetics factories, assembly machines, conveyors and robotic hands.

@EMR_Automation  #PAuto @ASCO_EU 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Recognised as global sustainability benchmark.

Delta has been recognized in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)* 2018 assessment as the industry leader within the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components sector for a third time, following previous successes in 2015 and 2012. Delta has now been included in the DJSI World Index for the 8th consecutive year and in the DJSI Emerging Markets Index for the 6th consecutive year. The 2018 DJSI survey, not only underscores Delta's continuous dedication towards climate change action and superior performance in economic and social dimensions, but also rewards the Company with the highest score in 6 criteria.

Mr. Ping Cheng, Delta's chief executive officer, highlighted, "Our long-term commitment is to realize Delta's corporate mission, 'To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow', by leveraging our core competence in high-efficiency power electronics and by developing comprehensive energy-saving solutions capable of lowering mankind's carbon footprint. These aforementioned endeavors have helped us lead the electronics industry in 5 major criteria of the 2018 DJSI corporate sustainability assessment: “Codes of Business Conduct”, “Innovation Management”, “Product Stewardship”, “Social Reporting’, “Labor Practice Indicators”. And our cooperation with the Delta Electronics Foundation for the promotion of environmental education and green buildings has supported us lead in the “Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy” criteria. Furthermore, our proactive effort on climate policy and industrial automation talent cultivation was the main catalyst for improving the “Policy Influence” score and to achieve this year's industry leadership position.

Delta's 2017 CSR Report, which has been published this past week, elaborates on its unparalleled sustainability performance. Over the past 8 years, Delta's high-efficiency products and solutions have enabled electricity savings of up to 24.3 billion kWh for our customers, which translate into a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 12.96 million tons approximately. Moreover, our 18 certified green buildings saved more than 14.9 million kWh of electricity in 2017 alone.  

* The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices were launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmarks. The indices are offered cooperatively by RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices. Each year, they invite the world's 2,500 largest companies, classified as 60 RobecoSAM industries to report on their sustainability performance. The results of the Corporate Sustainability Assessment provide an in-depth analysis of economic, environmental and social criteria. The indexes serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios, and provide an effective engagement platform for companies that want to adopt sustainable best practices.

 #Deltawww, #Pauto #DJSI

Multiple coding options to connectors.

Harting has added a many coding options to its Han® Q 5/0 connector insert with crimp contacts.

Coding allows several connectors with inserts to be mounted side-by-side without the chance of confusing different devices. As the connectors are often difficult to distinguish from one another, the use of coding ensures that all connections are plugged in correctly, making the entire application safer for the user.

The use of two pluggable red pins gives the Han® Q 5/0 a total of 36 different options for coding. The new Han® Q 5/0 insert with coding option – items no. 09 12 005 3004 (pin) and 09 12 005 3104 (female) – is also plug-compatible with the previous Han® Q 5/0 versions with crimp or Quick Lock connection.

The possible plug-in positions in the insulator are shown by upper-case letters, ensuring correct assembly every time.

 @hartinguk #PAuto @NapierPR

Hyperspectral Imaging capability acquired.

Stemmer has acquired a strategic stake in Perception Park GmbH, based in Graz (A). The company is consolidated retroactively from 1 October 2018.

Lars Böhrnsen
“We aim to implement the growth and internationalisation strategy announced in connection with the IPO as planned. For two years, we have already enjoyed cooperation with Perception Park that has been trusting and enriching in every respect. We believe that we can add an important technology to our product portfolio, leverage synergies in the future, and above all that our customers will benefit. In addition, we are strengthening our location in Graz, where we founded our wholly owned subsidiary in Austria at the start of June. This investment is therefore predominantly strategic in nature,” says Lars Böhrnsen, CFO of Stemmer AG.

Perception Park also operates in the field of machine vision, with the company’s expertise lying in Chemical Colour Imaging (CCI) software technology. The intuitively configurable data processing platform Perception System & Studio developed by Perception Park renders complex hyperspectral data at the molecular level usable for machine vision. The key technology’s applications encompass the food-processing industry, mining, the healthcare sector and the recycling sector. In comparison with traditional machine vision systems, hyperspectral systems offer a whole spectrum for each pixel instead of a monochrome or colour value. In this way, highly precise colour coordinates, chemical material properties and layer thickness information can be derived from the acquired data. Chemistry is thus rendered visible.

Customers have been benefiting from the intensified cooperation between Stemmer and Perception Park since January 2016. After bolstering the distribution network by acquiring the Dutch Data Vision in January 2018 and the French ELVITEC S.A.S. in July 2018, Stemmer is now investing in an innovative software provider, Perception Park, for the first time. With this investment, Stemmer is enhancing its product portfolio with a pioneering technology of the future with high potential for growth on the market.

The purchase price amounts to a low single-digit million amount.

@stemmerimaging #PAuto @Perception_Park

Electrical cable terminals.

A new range of high quality, low cost terminals is now available from Essentra Components as part of their new Electrical Catalogue listing. High conductivity and long life crimp joints are quickly formed using a crimping tool on both uninsulated or polyamide insulated options listed. Available styles include spade terminals and cord end terminals in sizes from 1.3mm to 8.5mm core dia.

Applications include electrical installation, domestic appliances, heating industry, automotive industry, cabinet and panel building where ensuring a complete and secure connection is essential.

Essentra Components cable terminals for manufacturers and contractors are part of their one-stop-shop, fast delivery from stock service – and may be evaluated for production/installation with free samples on request.

@kelvindale_caps #PAuto 

Fibreoptic heat detector.

Yokogawa has developed the DTSXTM1 fibre optic heat detector, an OpreXTM Field Instruments heat sensing and fire detection solution. Housed in an enclosure and suitable for use with Yokogawa-specified fibre optic cables, the DTSX1 is a cost-effective all-in-one facility monitoring and fire detection solution that is easy to install. It is expected that this solution will aid in the timely identification of maintenance issues and thereby improve plant uptime and reduce maintenance costs.

Due to aging facilities, labour shortage-related safety management issues, and various other problems, the risk of fire is always a concern at industrial facilities, as a result there is a rising need for heat detection solutions. With their ability to measure the temperature distribution and pinpoint anomalies along the entire length of a fibre optic cable, fibre optic heat detectors are a promising solution to such concerns, and devices of this type are increasingly used for monitoring temperature at a broad range of facilities.

In 2011 and 2014, respectively, Yokogawa released the DTSX200 and DTSX3000 fibre optic temperature sensors for use in applications such as the detection of abnormal heat build-up in coal and wood chip conveyors, the measurement of temperature changes in unconventional oil and gas wells, and the detection of the leakage of high- and low-temperature liquids and gases from pipelines and tanks. In response to the growing demand for facility maintenance solutions that can prevent incidents caused by heat-related failures at industrial facilities, as well as the need to comply with fire detection standards. An application to certify the DTSX1 for compliance with the EU’s EN54-22 fire detection standard is pending also. Yokogawa has developed the DTSX1. This easy-to-deploy detector is specifically designed for use in heat sensing and fire detection.
Product Features
1. Cost-effective and easy-to-install all-in-one solution: All DTSX1 components including an easy-to-read display, relay output circuits, alarm circuits, and other hardware required for heat detection, are housed in a single enclosure measuring 50 cm (W) × 50 cm (H) × 25 cm (D). Suitable for use with Yokogawa-specified fibre optic cables and designed specifically for use in facility monitoring and fire detection applications, the DTSX1 is easy to install, taking approximately 30% less time to install, and costing less than a general-purpose fibre optic temperature sensor.

2. Able to measure data from four cables up to 16 km in length. The DTSX1 can accommodate up to four channels receiving temperature data via fibre optic cables that each can be up to 16 km in length. Based on a Yokogawa September 2018 survey, in terms of number of channels and total measurement distance, the DTSX1 outperforms all fibre optic heat detectors currently on the market. The number of channels can be set to 1, 2, or 4, and the measurement distance can be set to 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, or 16 km.

3. Ready-to-use GA10 templates for monitoring facility status. Templates have been created for Yokogawa’s GA10 PC-based data logging software that facilitate the display of DTSX1 data. Monitoring windows for each type of application enable the quick detection and location of failures.

The iron & steel, power, chemical, non-ferrous metal, pulp & paper, and oil & gas industries are the principal market targets. Applications include
- Detecting fire at coal conveyors in thermal power plants and iron mills
- Monitoring abnormal heat build-up in power cable racks
- Detecting fire in service tunnels
- Maintenance monitoring for furnaces in iron & steel and chemical plants
- Detecting fire in transit tunnels and other infrastructure

Maintenance is becoming an increasingly pressing issue as facilities age and skilled personnel retire. Leveraging the ability of the DTSX1 to integrate smoothly with its integrated production control systems, safety instrumented systems, and data acquisition and control systems, Yokogawa offers solutions that mitigate the risk of fire and help customers operate their facilities safely.

@YokogawaIA  #PAuto #Power

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

New VP for Industrial Process & Emissions.

Servomex has appointed Bob Heth as Vice President of Sales, Americas (Industrial Process & Emissions).

Bob Heth
Heth will report to Servomex’s Vice President for Global Sales, Luca Marinelli, who said: “Bob is a highly experienced sales expert with strong leadership skills, an impressive track record, and a customer-focused approach.

“His knowledge and understanding of the oil and gas markets and their challenges will inevitably benefit our clients. I’m delighted to welcome him to Servomex, and wish him continued success in the future.”

Based in Servomex’s US Business Center in Houston (TX USA), Heth will provide customers throughout the Americas region with the benefit of his expertise in key industrial markets. His leadership will support the delivery of effective sales solutions to client applications, through its network of representatives.

A graduate of Missouri State University, Heth also holds an MBA in Finance from Lindenwood University and has more than 30 years of sales experience in a range of positions from representative and manager, to sales operations and senior executive. He has worked in multiple industries, spending many years in the oil and gas markets, cultivating a reputation for innovation and success.

@Servomex  #PAuto #Americas

Durable and compact pressure sensor.

Variohm EuroSensor’s new high-performance EPT12R pressure sensor combines cable-separated electronics and sensor units with titanium wetted components for high-accuracy pressure measurement up to 1500 bar at gas or liquid media temperatures from -45 to +200°C. Aimed at demanding motorsports powertrain or industrial pressure measurement tasks, the new sensor is optionally available for gauge or vacuum use with a choice of ratiometric or unregulated supply for 0.5...4.5 VDC output.

The EPT12R is offered in 14 range options from 0…6 to 0…1500 bar with measuring volume as low as 1 mm3. With its pressure port isolated from the electronics unit via a one metre cable assembly, the sensor features a solid state pressure cell with no internal O- rings or silicone oil for maximum stability. Titanium wetted parts mean maximum corrosion resistance to the widest range of media. With both the sensor and electronics units sealed in durable 304 stainless steel housings with IP65 protection ratings, this arrangement allows pressure measurement tasks where ambient temperatures at the sensor head can be in the range of -45 to 185°C. The EPT12R’s accuracy specifications vary with temperature - from 0.5% at 20°C up to 4% maximum at the elevated high and low measured temperature extremes. Stability is specified at 0.5%/year.

The sensor’s compact size and pressure port options of M8 male or 10-32 UNF-2A are complemented with an M5 x 0.5 electrical connector for convenient mounting. The highly durable shock and vibration ratings will suit the most arduous installed environments. Excitation voltage is 5 VDC for ratiometric output and 12…32 VDC for the 0.5…4.5 VDC option. Protection measures include up to 2x overrange and up to 3x burst pressure in addition to short circuit and reverse voltage safeguards.

@Variohm  #PAuto 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Interview: REACHing for safety.

The European REACH regulation, which aims to ensure a high level of protection for human health and the environment, imposes strict rules on the use of chemical substances. Hexavalent chromium used in the surface treatment of numerous Souriau products is one of the prohibited substances.

Thomas Pichot
In order to keep its technical leadership in connectors for harsh environments and to continue to further innovate together with its customers, the research and development department of the company has invested for several years in research into new manufacturing processes. When completed, these should allow it to comply with the regulations imposed by REACH, and at the same time safeguard the employment of its personnel in France for the future.

This interview with Thomas Pichot, manager of the aeronautic R & D Unit outlines their philosophy and solutions to comply.
Could you describe the use of hexavalent chromium in your industry?
TP: We design and manufacture electrical or optical connectors used in harsh environments, for aerospace, aeronautic, military and industrial applications. The housings and the accessories of our connectors are made of composite materials, aluminium or steel, and we have been using hexavalent chromium for decades in our electroplating process. This substance is used to give our products the anticorrosive properties, electrical continuity and appearance our customers want. Because hexavalent chromium is on the list of prohibited chemical substances, we are working to replace it.

Is it possible to replace one product by another?
TP: Yes of course, but it takes time. In fact, it's not just that we have a perfect mastery of the use of hexavalent chromium in the treatment of different materials such as aluminium, copper alloys or even certain thermoplastics, but the properties of these products are still far superior to what it is possible to achieve with other substances. So the difficulty is twofold; to make sure that it's possible to deploy the substitute on an industrial scale, and that it allows us to obtain the required performance.

For example, in certain cases we use hexavalent chromium to facilitate the adherence to other coatings on the support material. So we will have to qualify a product which offers the same functional characteristics while still allowing us to incorporate it in a controlled manner in our manufacturing procedures. Finally, we have to keep in mind that in other cases hexavalent chromium is used in the final stages of the process and therefore persists on the surface. If we replace it, we have to make sure that the new connectors are compatible with the connectors already in the field, because they may be in contact with each other.

It's possible but it's a really complex challenge, wouldn't you agree?
TP: In fact, as of now we don't have just one replacement solution, because chrome is not always used for the same purpose; it depends on the materials and the final treatment. Our approach has been to categorize our connector components according to their material, identify the electrochemical mechanisms in play and carry out a large number of tests at different stages from the bath to the pilot production line, orienting our research towards multiple solutions.

So what is the current status of your research?
TP: We no longer use hexavalent chromium in the treatment of composite housings. First of all, we perform a tribofinishing process to modify the surface properties and allow our new preparation treatment (hexavalent chrome-free) to facilitate the adherence of the successive metallic coatings. For aluminium connectors, we have also eliminated passivation with hexavalent chromium in our zinc-nickel treatment process while developing a new procedure using a substance certified and authorised by REACH as non-hazardous. We have thus reduced our annual consumption of hexavalent chromium half, from 8 to 4 tons.

Was this an easy transition?
TP: Obviously it wasn't. It took us several years to put this new "technological building block" into place and to validate it, because it is not just about validating a concept in the lab, it has to be reproduced at scale and over a long period. In some respects, one has to build up experience. Take for example electroplating baths which contain up to several hundred litres. Their composition and perfect mastery of the process are the result of experience in numerous aspects: the immersion time and the concentrations of the different products have to be validated. We have to make sure there's no impact on the geometry of the parts and monitor the aging of the baths to guarantee the quality of the treatment, etc. Dozens of parameters have to be taken into account, analyzed and mastered.

What is the status of hexavalent chromium for cadmium-plated connectors?
TP: Currently, only hexavalent chromium passivation can guarantee high resistance to corrosion and excellent electrical conductivity while retaining a non-reflecting and dark appearance which are still essential characteristics of military products. One of the solutions developed as an alternative to cadmium deposition is based on a zinc-nickel treatment with a hexavalent chrome-free passivation. This make is possible to have finished products which offer excellent characteristics while still guaranteeing full compatibility with the equipment already installed. However this solution is not necessarily going to be the right one in every case. We are continuing to use hexavalent chromium in cadmium- plated products to meet certain customer requirements or to reach markets outside Europe where the regulation does not apply and where we nevertheless have to stay competitive. We have obtained an exemption from the European Chemicals Agency for 12 years, which we are using to continue our research, and at the same time we are analyzing the techniques used in other industries, such as the car industry for example. Our final goal is naturally to completely eliminate of hexavalent chromium from all of our manufacturing processes.

The process of phasing out hexavalent chromium seems to be well underway...
TP: As soon as the European REACH regulation was put in place, the management of Souriau Esterline and the whole team realized that we had to launch a major program to innovate our surface treatment technology so that we could keep the production of our connectors in France. It's a major effort in terms of investment and it has also strengthened the cooperation between our teams and with our customers as well. Our desire to demonstrate our capacity for innovation, by finding replacement solutions for hexavalent chromium, is strengthening our experience and leveraging our know-how. Our customers are supporting us in this task; they know that we are on the right path going forward for the future. We have to protect human health and the environment.

@SouriauSunbank #PAuto #Safety @EU_ECHA

Magnetostrictive liquid level transmitters.

ABB has announced the release of its next generation of magnetostrictive liquid level transmitters that will improve level measurement for a wide variety of applications in oil, gas, chemical and power generation industries.

The new LMT Series of magnetostrictive level transmitters' principle of operation and simple setup ensure that total and/or interface levels are always measured reliably and accurately, minimizing downtime and maximizing process efficiency and operating profits. Key features include:

  • Certified to Safety integrity level 2 (SIL2) and systematic capability 3 (SC3) according to IEC61508 and can be used in applications area of IEC61511-1 up to SIL-2(HFT=0) and SIL3(HFT=1)
  • High accuracy: 0.01% of full scale or ± 1.27mm for total level and/or interface measurement with superior patented AccuTrack Sensor technology
  • HART 7 digital communication and 4 to 20mA analog output
  • First magnetostrictive level transmitter with Through The Glass (TTG touch screen interface and Integrated and Interactive Waveform
  • Packaged in ABB’s advanced common instrumentation platform resulting in simplified operation, maintenance and training to provide a common user experience.
  • Most accurate and reliable for the 3-in-1 measurement of total level, interface and temperature variables with the direct insertion model.
  • RoHS 2.0 and NAMUR standards with global Hazloc ATEX/IECEx, cFMus, NEPSI, CRN approvals
  • Online self-verification and diagnostics feature for easy commissioning and troubleshooting to deliver the best in class asset optimization

The new LMT Series level transmitters, available as the LMT100 direct insertion model, and the non-intrusive LMT200 model, are mountable on any magnetic level gauge. The result is an accurate, safer, more reliable and easier way to maintain the level measurement system.

@ABBgroupnews #PAuto

Analytics solutions for process manufacturing companies highlighted.

Seeq was a Gold Sponsor at OSIsoft PI World Barcelona, the largest gathering of OSIsoft customers and partners outside the United States. 

Seeq builds on machine learning and big data technologies to speed time to insight for diagnostic, descriptive, and predictive analytics. Their presentations and partner discussions covered results typical of the benefits that customers are realizing in the oil & gas, power, pharmaceutical, chemical, energy, mining, food and beverage, and other process industries.

"The passion to generate even more value from data in the OSIsoft PI System and deliver customer-centric solutions from our partner community is truly remarkable," says Tim Johnson, Senior Director of Partners and Resellers, OSIsoft. "Together, Seeq and OSIsoft can help companies improve their operations and production outcomes through advanced analytics as demonstrated by our shared customers and partners."

In addition to the Gold Sponsorship of PI World and having presentations in the Oil & Gas and Marketplace tracks, several of Seeq’s European partners showcased their support efforts for Seeq as system integrators and independent software vendors. Seeq’s partner network now includes dozens of partners on six of the seven continents.

Featured partners attending PI World with Seeq included Amitec of Oslo, Norway, Wersys of Cologne, Germany, Servelec of Great Britain, and Magion of Den Haag, The Netherlands.

“Building on our strong and long lasting 20-year partnership with OSIsoft, we have seen our customers store and manage increasing volumes of data in the OSIsoft PI System,” says Børre Heggernes, CTO of Amitec. “They need faster, smarter ways to leverage this data to improve operations, and Seeq lets them do just that.”

Seeq presentations included a shared session with OSIsoft in the Oil & Gas industry track, with Seeq CTO Brian Parsonnet discussing use cases for Seeq. In the Marketplace track, Managing Director for EMEA Mike Purcell of Seeq provided an introduction to Seeq.

“The benefits of OSIsoft and Seeq collaboration demonstrate how our customers achieve improved production outcomes from our products,” notes Steve Sliwa, Co-Founder and CEO, Seeq Corporation. “Their success and feedback on product requirements has led to the innovative and easy-to-use advanced analytics application that Seeq is today."

Recent releases of Seeq have focused on enabling larger deployments through scalability features, and making the Seeq applications easier to use. R20 features, released in June 2018, include the ability to have live updates to Seeq Topics, which publish insights from Seeq to other users; expanded machine learning functionality for customers doing predictive analytics with Seeq; and an improved query model for customers accessing contextual data from SQL-based data sources to provide faster connections to big data sources.

@SeeqCorporation #PAuto @OSIsoft