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8/17/2017 1:03:38 PM
Bellimo
Belimo has recently announced the upgrade of their website. I encourage everyone to visit their new site and navigate throughout it (https://www.belimo.us/en_US/). For me, it was a surprisingly pleasant experience. What made it easy was the simple way it was organized under three primary headings, "Solutions”, "About US " and "Contact Us”.

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8/8/2017 3:50:00 PM
Wonderware InTouch

Wonderware has a new embedded HMI software for smarter machines. The InTouch Machine Edition puts machine data to work through integration with the Wonderware System Platform. This new system enables a line of sight from Wonderware System Platform SCADA applications down to embedded machine-based small systems and configure remote machines directly from System Platform.


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8/2/2017 11:00:00 AM

With the Wonderware SmartGlance mobile information app you can instantly view real-time plant data from a variety of industrial data sources on mobile smartphones, smart watches and tablets. Tie into the Internet of Things by feeding SmartGlance with your historian, process control equipment or other devices that generate operational data. Download in minutes from your favorite app store and securely view, analyze and share production data untethered.

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7/27/2017 2:36:44 PM
Schneider Electric Harmony XB5
The XB5 range of 22mm plastic push buttons and pilot lights combines simplicity of installation, flexibility, and robustness to meet the majority of industrial applications. The Harmony™ XB5S Biometric Switch is an innovative security solution that uses fingerprint authentication technology to control access to your machines, vehicles, processes, and work areas. Its database of authorized users can be managed directly on the device, or externally via a PC or HMI.

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7/19/2017 2:12:23 PM

Honeywell has recently announced a promotion on what they refer to as "Summer Retrofit” items. Their goal is to stimulate sales in a specific group of products that historically have shown high volume in the summer months, because of scheduled annual system maintenance and repair. As an example, schools perform preventative maintenance on their pneumatic systems and may require replacement components.

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7/13/2017 1:30:56 PM

Like kids playing with Legos and erector sets, using Rittal’s TS8 enclosures makes it easy to build a custom and efficient panel with all the specs that your project calls for and your mind can imagine. The TS8 leads Rittal’s vast line of enclosures with a highly innovative and remarkably flexible construction with over more than 100 versions off the shelf and comes in carbon steel, and 304 and 326 stainless steel varieties.


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4/18/2017 3:30:00 PM

Looking for an app that allows you to choose from engineering units (like pressure, temperature, level, or flow) and process signals (like 4–20 mA or 1–5 VDC) for your calculations? ISA has one!


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4/11/2017 11:00:00 AM

WEBS Contractors! Double Contractor Pro Points available for a short time.To help with your early spring projects, Honeywell is offering Authorized WEBs Contractors an opportunity to earn double Contractor Pro Points on qualifying purchases of WEBs & Stryker products.

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3/22/2017 3:16:18 PM

In a recent article from Control Engineering, they discuss the current issues in industrial cybersecurity. "There is a meteoric rise in ransomware attacks in the past year is disturbing news for engineers in manufacturing and production environments. Ransomware, is a kind of malicious software used by criminals to prevent access to a computing system until their demands are met.

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3/2/2017 1:10:05 PM

Back in the day everyone "Put their Name on it”, and they did it with a hammer and a die punch. Men and Women took pride in what they did and the product they put out, there was no pointing fingers and passing blame. They made things with their hands, their sweat, and their tears...

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10/27/2016 2:21:33 PM
Wonderware Alarm
Sick and tired of getting meaningless alarm after alarm from your supervisor system of your plant operations and missing the critical alarms that are lost in the sea of alarms? It's time to let the Wonderware Alarm Adviser sort everything out and give you what you are looking for...

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9/29/2016 4:12:07 PM

Honeywell's flexible, scalable Experion® LX DCS tightly integrates with SmartLine® field devices for more intelligent operations that bring a wide range of benefits:
  • Simpler, quicker design engineering
  • More uptime and fewer start-up delays
  • Safer operation and better protection
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Improved quality and profitability

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9/27/2016 12:20:05 PM

The FDAP is a ruggedized meshing device for use in hazardous locations to provide wireless connectivity for ISA100 Wireless compatible field devices. The meshing access point enables the FDAP with fast and reliable wireless coverage for ISA100 devices allowing users to implement wireless field devices in severe indoor and outdoor environments helping to reduce operating cost using fewer line-powered routing devices.


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9/12/2016 1:17:20 PM

Honeywell recently acquired Elster Kromshroder, a leading provider of thermal gas solutions for commercial, industrial, and residential heating systems and gas, water, and electricity meters, including smart meters and software and data analytics solutions. Elster also manufactures flow computers and regulators for the gas industry.

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8/11/2016 3:27:06 PM

Watlow
has made a multi-use controller. Within is PID and Limit or can be combined to offer an integrated controller, all the while incorporated into a 1/32, 1/18, 1/8 or a 1/4 din panel mount. 

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8/2/2016 2:34:25 PM

Trunnion mounted ball valves are a new product line for A-T Controls, they are designed for use in high pressure applications. The valves are produced by employing state-of-the- art manufacturing technology and under strict quality control standards. 

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6/20/2016 3:21:05 PM

The status quo is hardly enough. Let Honeywell's SmartLine® transmitters move you to the next level, where you want to be. With SmartLine Level Transmitters, you can:
  • Reduce measurement errors in dynamic, real-world conditions through bi-phase wave technology and advanced correlation algorithms.
  • Simplify on-site configuration work through cloud-based collaborative engineering tool enabling error-free instrument selection and delivery of fully pre-configured transmitters.

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6/14/2016 3:29:08 PM

I was recently in New Orleans as a proud representative of George T. Hall Company at the Tridium Niagara Summit 2016. Tridium hosts the Summit every two years as a way for contractors, building owners, software and hardware developers, distributors, security experts and others to come together and discuss the latest products and ideas related to building automation/management systems. This year’s event was held between May 15th and May 18th 2016, at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency Hotel, very near the Superdome.

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6/9/2016 2:56:11 PM

There is only so much you can do. Let Honeywell's SmartLine® transmitters take the hot seat and let you focus on the important stuff. With SmartLine Temperature Transmitters, you can:

  • Maximize production and minimize maintenance by reducing the calibration frequency and complexity through industry leading stability.
  • Reduce the number of required transmitters and increase control through two-sensor input, split-range sensing.
  • Reduce the need for additional hardware by utilizing the digital output option and eliminate the need for a separate switch...

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5/31/2016 2:24:02 PM

Work is hard. Allow Honeywell's SmartLine® transmitters to reduce your stress, even in the harshest process environments. SmartLine Pressure and Multivariable Transmitters can help you:

  • Improve product yield and quality through tighter process control with the industry's best total performance, fast response and long-term linear stability.
  • Reduce inventory and maintenance costs with a single transmitter covering a wide range of applications...

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5/25/2016 3:09:42 PM
Honeywell Smartlinbe

Honeywell's SmartLine® Pressure, Temperature, Level and Multivariable Transmitters increase efficiency in your plant, no matter how complex operations may be.


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5/17/2016 3:23:55 PM

Honeywell's SmartLine® Application Validation Tool is a game changer for field instrumentation. The cloud-based tool allows you to select the right level transmitter and configuration based on the exact parameters of your application. It then places the order for your unique level transmitter model which gets delivered to you ready-to-go right out of the box.


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3/10/2016 12:45:01 PM

Check out the article about Experion LX, posted in Automation World Automation Product Insights. The latest Experion LX release enhances batch, SCADA and engineering capabilities. The new version of the distributed control system, which is aimed at small- and mid-sized companies, includes multiple enhancements.




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2/10/2016 12:45:46 PM
FORGE
Watch editorial Director Reed Miller talk about Industrial Heating celebrating their 85 year anniversary and FORGE magazine celebrating their 10 year anniversary.

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1/28/2016 4:12:54 PM

SmartLine® with Experion® PKS -Where the sum is more than its parts

The integration of SmartLine® transmitters with the Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS) improves efficiency and reliability, and makes your employees safer. Watch these four short videos to see what features make SmartLine and Experion PKS a great combination.



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1/26/2016 2:01:13 PM

If you're looking for a Din-rail power supply that is approved for Class 1 Division 2 environments, UL508, UL1310, SEMI F47 and ROHS then Idec's new PS5R-V line will do the job This universal voltage input compact power supply has a 5 year warranty and includes 10W, 15W, 30W, 60W and 120W versions, with its extended operating temperature range of -25 to 75 degrees C.

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12/29/2015 3:22:30 PM
Harmony, by Schneider ElectricDo your Tower Lights provide the best visibility of your machine status and alarms? Checkout Schneider Electric's customizable and super-bright 60 mm Harmony XVU tower lights that offer high-quality, true-color, bright LED modules with six color choices and sound unit option to enable a configuration best suited to your application needs. These lights can be mounted upright, at an angle, or on the wall. The Harmony XVU lighting is available on custom UL Control Panels built by GTH.

 

 


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12/22/2015 2:20:54 PM

Wonderware by Schneider Electric

Wonderware Intelligence, recently release by Wonderware, Intelligence brings customers productivity spikes of more than 20 percent, with a resultant drop in costs of operation by more than 10 percent with a faster, easy-to-use solution. Native integration to Wonderware System Platform brings a unified plant model for configuration and deployment.



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12/15/2015 3:58:01 PM
Honeywell Reliability

Make your plant work better, increase process efficiency, optimize your investments and increase profitability. Honeywell and George T. Hall Company provide efficient and safe solutions tailored to each
application to reduce start up time and optimize your investments.

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11/19/2015 4:17:35 PM
Advantech

If you're looking for a widescreen panel pc, then Advantechs's panel pc will do the job with its 16:9 ratio display for increased viewing area of 40%, it has multi-touch screens from 10.1" to 21.5" to fit your needs.


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11/11/2015 4:24:59 PM
Honeywell Reliability
Safety Matters:
Maintain a safe environment for your technicians. 
Are you concerned about the safety of your technicians? Do you worry about unsafe situations? Honeywell and the George T. Hall Company provide you with field instruments, process controllers, recorders and control systems that keep you and your plant safe.





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11/10/2015 4:36:20 PM

Check out the new Wiser Air from Schneider Electric. With a stunning display, sleek look, and a ton of features this new Wi-Fi enabled thermostat turns heads and lowers electricity bills!




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11/5/2015 2:27:14 PM

Watlow has recently unveiled it's now Fiber Optic Temperature Sensing and Control System. This system works on the EZ-ZONE RM platform and is high beneficial in the plasma chambers where thermocouples and RTDs might be compromised by electromagnetic environments.


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10/22/2015 11:08:11 AM

Look for the new Honeywell Experion ad in the latest version of InTech Magaine. The GTH Sales and Field Technicians are proficient in the design and implementation of Experion DCS Systems. Want to learn more?




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10/8/2015 3:45:00 PM
Honeywell ComplianceEfficiency Matters:
Get better control of your process.

Wasted energy? Unplanned downtime? Product quality problems? Get better control of your process. Simple improvements in measurement and control can help you meet your metrics. Honeywell's and George T. Hall Company's field instrumentation, process controllers, recorders and control systems feature innovative technology to efficiently measure, tune, control - and all at the lowest cost of ownership.

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9/15/2015 11:35:00 AM
In an industry whose remote locations call for wireless communications, cellular- and satellite-connected devices are expected to grow to 1.25 million by 2019, Berg Insight says, via Automation World







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9/8/2015 12:00:00 PM

Scheider ElectricSchneider Electric hosted a product update at the GTH Reno office. GTH technical staff as well as about 10 customers from the Water/Wastewater industry attended this lunch and learn. Among other things, we were introduced to the M580 ePac (Ethernet based programmable automation controller). The M580 is built around the M340 family of I/O and brings much more power and flexibility to the front end. The platform is programmed with Modicon Unity Pro Software.




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8/25/2015 11:00:00 AM
Recently published by Automation World, is an article discussing Schneide joining its software assets with Aveva. The British engineering software company Aveva acquired select industrial software assets from France's Schneider Electric, which will give it more access to other industrial sectors; pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, mining, water/wastewater and chemicals.


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8/3/2015 11:00:00 AM

Momentum 15

Did you have an interesting job or project this year using Honeywell Building Automation Controls? Then it's time for Momentum Mania! Honeywell would like to showcase your job during Honeywell Momentum 2015 in Palm Desert, California...




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7/16/2015 3:22:11 PM
System Sensor Ltd. App Belimo Air Control App






Checkout two great apps you can download for FREE, the System Sensor and the Belimo RetroFit. Find more great mobile apps for HVACR professionals in the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration NEWS archives.


 

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6/4/2015 11:30:00 AM
Honeywell Field Services
During the month of June, 2015, Honeywell is offering double the Contractor Pro (CPRO) Points for purchases of their "Field Devices". That means that contractors will be awarded double the amount of points on, valves and actuators, economizers, pneumatics and variable frequency drives. CPRO Points can be redeemed for a lot of things including marketing materials, training and even cash for future Honeywell product purchases...

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5/13/2015 11:30:00 AM

Watlow

Watlow just announced the release of the F4T controller with touch screen technology, effective April 30, 2015. The new 1/4 DIN F4T programmable controller offers a wide range of field removable I/O modules for maximum flexibility and can be custom tailored to meet many configurations for all types of applications.



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5/12/2015 12:00:00 PM

Honeywell Recorder

Are you looking to upgrade from your Circular Paper Chart Recorder? Honeywell now has the answer, the DR Graphic Recorder looks like and fits into the traditional chart recorders. This is a paperless electronic data recorder that represents the latest in recording technology...


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4/30/2015 11:30:00 AM
Contol Engineering



GTH has many different control strategies and solutions for any control need. One option that we utilize frequently is the PID controllers from Watlow and Honeywell. PID control can be confusing but it is a really important control type in the industrial world. The PID controller algorithm involves three separate constant parameters, and is accordingly sometimes called three-term control: the proportional, the integral and derivative values, denoted P, I, and D. 

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4/29/2015 12:57:52 PM
Belimo
Congratulations on Belimo's 40th Anniversary! Belimo has also launched NEW ENERGY SAVING products and software solutions that increase building energy efficiency. These new product and tools include: ZoneTight Zone Valves, Select Pro, and the Belimo University. GTH is proud to be a distributor of Bellimo Products!

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4/28/2015 2:00:00 PM
CGNA


As a member/partner of the distributor group CGNA (Controls Group North America), the George T. Hall Company enjoys a great relationship with Automation Components, Inc. (ACI). ACI manufactures sensors of virtually every type. They offer temperature sensors of all types and all ranges for room, duct, insertion, strap on or outside and they offer an array of enclosures that will certainly meet any requirement.

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4/21/2015 1:30:00 PM

Honeywell 2 Way ValveThis Honeywell 2-way Globe Valve V5011N is used for two position or modulating control of steam and water in heating or cooling systems. It has a stem stainless steel that prevents corrosion and which ranges from a 1/2 to 2 inches. The valve has a red brass body with a stem travel of 3/4 in, and is spring loaded. It's compatible with electric and pneumatic linear valve actuators.


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4/15/2015 11:00:00 AM
Honeywell

Honeywell is offering a BACnet Spyder training class in Phoenix at their "Phoenix Learning Center" May 19th through the 21st, 2015. This location is very near Sky Harbor International Airport.



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4/14/2015 11:00:00 AM
Opto 22
There is a great new article in Automation World on the Groov mobile operator from Opto 22. Covering the fastest growing area of Industrial Automation, the mobile operator gives plant supervisors the ability to always be aware of what is happening without always hovering over a computer.




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4/9/2015 2:00:00 PM
Honeywell XNX
This is one of the newest transmitters that Honeywell has manufactured. One of its best features is the ability to read toxic, oxygen and combustible gases. The second best feature is the compatibility with all the Honeywell gas sensing technologies. The XNX is now with HART and EDDL. It supports the widest range of sensors on a common platform and offers a wide choice of inputs and outputs.

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3/24/2015 1:00:00 PM

Honeywell Lyric If you're looking for a thermostat with smart technology that can operate via WI-FI in a 2.4 GHZ range, then look no further, introducing Honeywell's Lyric thermostat P# TH8732WF5018(US Version), with its classic round design, 3" polished glass face, motion-sense illumination and simplified touchscreen the Lyric can do more than the average thermostat for controlling your HVAC system.



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3/19/2015 2:30:00 PM
George T. Hall PLC/SCADA services

Often, we at the George T. Hall Company are called out to a facility to upgrade and retrofit an existing, outdated control system. Many of these systems are either outdated PLC's or the facility is utilizing an electromechanical control relay approach. Often this system has worked effectively for quite a number of years but today's PLC based control systems offer a more efficient and cost effective approach. A control system design is a balance between costs and reliability.

 


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3/18/2015 11:30:00 AM

Variable Frequency DriveThis Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) training class that was presented by the Honeywell Representative, Michael Berney at the George T. Hall Company in Anaheim was interesting and a great experience workshop that helped improve my knowledge of these devices which are manufactured by Honeywell.


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3/17/2015 3:00:00 PM
WIN 911

Wonderware has chosen Win-911 as their partner product of the year. The award was received at the Schneider Electric Global Sales and Marketing EXPO. The George T. Hall Company has used the Win-911 product on several projects in conjunction with Wonderware.


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3/11/2015 2:00:00 PM
Honeywell Reliability
Efficiency Matters:
Data management - are you really in control?

Efficiency - It Matters:
Honeywell and the George T. Hall Company provide the highest standards for process monitoring and recording that manage your data efficiently and optimize your processes.

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2/24/2015 1:00:00 PM

WatlowWatlow recently announced a new option for EZ-ZONE EZK that is now available for "Class 1, Div 2 hazardous locations". The remote user interface can be used as a communication gateway to connect any EZ-ZONE controller with standard bus to other system components using different communication protocols (Modbus RTU, TCP/IP etc.) (NOTE: This option is not available on standard bus communication controllers)...






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2/10/2015 11:00:00 AM

The two and three wire Vaisala Intercap Humidity and Temperature Transmitter Series HMDW80 is designed for use in energy management systems in buildings. They combine excellent stability with reliable operation. The HMDW80 series transmitters require minimal maintenance and are easy to install. The Intercap sensor can be replaced in the field with little downtime...


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2/5/2015 11:00:00 AM
Phoenix Contact

The video below may be about Gondolas and ski resorts, but all the automation is industrial quality! From the Phoenix Contact Clip line Modular Terminal Block to the PT surge blocks. In the video, you will see some of the challenges that they need to overcome, such as have a distance that spanned over 3km, Phoenix Contact was also able to give a solution on sending information across two ski resorts using the interface line of products by providing clean transmission of a closed loop control circuit. 


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1/27/2015 12:45:33 PM
Automation World

GTH congratulates our Vendor Partners who were recognized by Automation World Magazine for their Leadership in Automation for 2014.

We are proud to use these products in our control panels and integrated projects.

Read more on the Automation World blog!

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1/15/2015 12:00:00 PM
CGNA 2015 Products

ACI and the George T. Hall Company is introducing new products for 2015. In an effort to live up to ACI's motto, Engineer a Better Sensor Solution, they have come out with their newest product lines; A/CO2 series, WPR Wet to Wet DP, and Power Scout 3037 Series.





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1/13/2015 12:30:00 PM

Read more on the Control Engineering blog

Today it is important to stay current with technology, as it changes almost daily. When it comes to automation and plant modernization there are powerful new capabilities available that did not exist at the time your system was designed. New products provide real-time insights that can accelerate decision-making, enhance business performance, offer competitive advantages and optimize efficiency...


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12/30/2014 1:26:10 PM

Honeywell Transmitter

Honeywell introduces the Smartline Level Transmitters. With the popularity of the other Smartline Transmitters, pressure and temperature, the level transmitters are the next member of the Smartline family which can communicate with each other as well as Honeywell Experion. The Smartline series is working on being your source for transmitters from top to bottom at your facility...


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12/23/2014 1:00:00 PM
Scnheider Electric
Altivar Process drives range from 1 to 1500 horse power and come with an HMI display and configurable on-board dashboards. Variable Speed Drives saves money and equipment life while helps ensure that applications are performing at optimum efficiency. The George T. Hall Company technicians are certified for start-up and repair, please contact your local representative for details...

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12/22/2014 11:00:00 AM

RIBTW24B-BCAOIf you're looking for an Analog input/output network device for I/O applications for Valves, Actuators, Dampers, VFDs or Pump Fan then the RIBTW24B-BCAO will do the job. It has a Binary output to control a fan, Analog input for 0-5VDC, 0-10VDC and a 4-20MA to control a Damper or VFD, Analog input to put a thermistor on to read temperature and a dry contact or binary for BACnet to monitor fan status all in one. It comes in a Nema 1 enclosure and uses a separate 24VAC/DC power input.






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12/9/2014 1:30:00 PM
Automation
Recently posted by Schneider Electric is a great post about 3 steps to intelligent modernization. The key concepts are: competitive advantages come from plant modernization, intelligent modernization can help optimize efficiency when modernizing equipment and facilities to take advantage of the newest trends...


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11/20/2014 3:00:00 PM

Control Engineering

With most facilities now networking most components of their operations, the George T. Hall Company knows that network security is more important than ever. At the 2014 Pack Expo, Joy Chang and others went into depth about the need for securing networks facility wide and having overlapping security systems...


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11/11/2014 3:45:00 PM

Watch the video about the Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat by Cypress Envirosystems

If you're looking for a wireless pneumatic thermostat system with DDC-like functionality, look no further! The WPT series thermostat by Cypress EnviroSystems can replace existing name brand thermostats. 1 to 2 pipe systems, DA or RA, Summer-Winter settings, and dead band options are available for these innovative stats...


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10/23/2014 12:25:00 PM
GTH - Bob PedersenHoneywell introduces its new MVN line of Control Ball Valves with a snap on easy to assemble valve and actuator. Along with the easy connection, the ball valve also boasts a removable stem which can be changed out while the valve is still inline. This feature cuts down on a lot of labor time, by popping the actuator off and removing two screws the steam is removed and replaced with ease, so if you have a leak in the stem of the valve you do not need to remove and replace the entire unit...


       


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10/21/2014 12:30:00 PM
Watlow
Watlow has now dropped the price of the 4.3 inch Silver Series touchscreen operator interface terminal. As of September 29th, 2014 the list price of the OIT has been decreased to $385.00 for the 4.3 inch model. The EZwarePlus programming software which is used with the Silver Series EM touchscreen, is easy to use and has a large variety of built-in screens. The OIT features serial and Ethernet communications for multiple controllers, e-mail messaging, universal serial bus, and data logging.
    
 

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10/14/2014 4:26:09 PM

Phoenix Contact

Phoenix Contact's new wireless platform gives you a replacement for simple I/O and serial communication all in one wireless system. With easy to program setting, communications reaching up to 20 miles, and the ability to penetrate most obstructions, Phoenix Contact has made wireless I/O not only a reality, but a money and time saving possibility.


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10/10/2014 12:08:40 PM

Vote Now!HURRY and vote today!

Automation World is taking your votes and awarding the "best suppliers" in the industry. So who would you say has the best SCADA software, the best Control Valves, and the best Energy Management System? The George T. Hall Company, of course would like to say that the Manufactures that we represent are the best, but it's your votes that are going to be taken into consideration for who will be recognized as the companies that have demonstrated excellence in automation technology or service.




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10/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
Schnieder Electric
Schneider Electric is moving its corporate headquarters from Chicago to Boston. The new Boston One Campus is going to be a reflection of the types of products that Schneider Electric has be focused on selling over the past decade. The buildings on this campus will bolster many of the energy-saving products that Schneider Electric in known for and as a result the operating costs will be reduced by 30%...

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9/26/2014 11:00:00 AM
Wastewater Treatment FacilityUPS Solutions
With single or three phase Uninterrupted Power Supplies (UPS) solutions, Schneider Electric is making the wastewater treatment plants more reliable by helping them better maintain operational uptime. Since half of the water treatment plants in the U.S. use UV technology to purify drinking water the need for reliable Uninterrupted Power Supplies are high, this decreases the need for plant shutdowns and reduces the need for reliance on backup generators and down time waiting for UV lamps to come back to full intensity...



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9/16/2014 1:30:00 PM
Honeywell
Easy to use Cross-Reference
Many of you may have noticed that Honeywell has recently discontinued the existing, long standing VBN part numbers. Even though the numbers have been changed, much of the part number has stayed the same. The part number still begins with VBN, but now you are going to need a short number and a long number when you go to order the valve...

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9/11/2014 1:00:00 PM

Phoenix Contact Outlets

Phoenix Contact brings power to your panel in their new DIN rail-mountable outlets. They are fully enclosed, UL listed, and touch-proof. From single outlets which provide maximum space savings and provide power for a control panel to Surge protected outlets with transient voltage surge suppression Phoenix Contact now covers all of your panel power outlet needs all on a DIN rail to save you space inside your panel...


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9/9/2014 12:30:00 PM
Wonderware





Wonderware InTouch is well suited to replace most panel computers, with all of the information and control that you need on your industrial process at the touch of a finger. This sets your company up with a lower total cost of ownership by using smaller footprints and the George T. Hall Company can help to get your system designed and setup by utilizing our Service Engineers...

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9/5/2014 3:00:00 PM

Vote Now!Automation World is taking your votes and awarding the "best suppliers" in the industry. So who would you say has the best SCADA software, the best Control Valves, and the best Energy Management System? The George T. Hall Company, of course would like to say that the Manufactures that we represent are the best, but it's your votes that are going to be taken into consideration for who will be recognized as the companies that have demonstrated excellence in automation technology or service. If you feel like our Manufactures have the best product, then please vote for them on the Automation World site. The first 100 entries will be entered into a drawing for a $250 Visa gift card!




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8/28/2014 3:45:00 PM

Modicon MachineStruxure
Managers, Electrical Engineers, and Software Engineers are all working in different parts of the industrial production world and now Schneider Electric gives them all what they need through an intuitive system design with each one of them in mind. This video walks you through each of the specific job challenges and how the Modicon MachineStruxure offers a solution that makes their jobs easier and their business more productive...


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8/19/2014 6:00:00 PM
Schneider Electric BlogOur very own Mike Howard was recently featured as a guest write for the Schneider Electric blog! "As a system integrator, we have performed many PLC system modernization projects - some more challenging than others. What we always find is key is ensuring they're well planned; the job specifications are understood and we deliver to the designated time constraints."...




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7/3/2014 1:00:00 PM
Valueline PCTRABTECH's Extended Warranty
Why should you use surge protection?
Surges can lead to costly equipment damage as well as system downtime. Installing quality Surge Protection Devices (SPDs) on power, signal, coaxial and data lines provides complete protection against damaging surges and ensures system availability. Phoenix Contact SPDs offer superior protection and permanent system monitoring with early error detection capabilities, ensuring reliable and interference-free operation of any application.



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6/24/2014 3:30:15 PM
Mining Expo

This year the 29th annual Elko Ming Show began under the blue skies of northern Nevada with modest 80 degree weather; a perfect setting for this convention. For the past 29 years, the Elko Convention & Visitors Authority has hosted the annual ELKO MINING EXPO. It is one of the oldest and most respected mining expos held in the United States and draws close to 8,000 people, nationally and internationally, to its mining industry exhibits...


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6/20/2014 11:00:00 AM
Magelis SCUThe all new Magelis SCU is a space and cost-saving combination HMI/controller that includes all the key functionalities for small automation systems! The advantage comes during installation, due to its innovative quick-mounting system, a patented solution that requires only a single 22mm diameter cut-out....



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6/12/2014 2:30:57 PM
Orion ConsoleHoneywell Process Solutions Experion Orion Console is an advanced display technology is designed to help plant operators solve process issues while working on a platform that allows them to stay mobile. The Experion Orion Console features an improved ergonomic design and better displays to simplify control system management, reduce operator fatigue and improve situational awareness...




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5/22/2014 4:00:00 PM
Phoenix Contact



The Control System Integrators Association gave out three awards at its 2014 Executive Conference in San Diego. We are excited to congratulate Phoenix Contact for winning CSIA's Partner of the Year Award! The award recognizes a company that has significantly contributed to the betterment of CSIA and its members, and has promoted CSIA certification...

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5/15/2014 2:00:00 PM
CSIA Control Systems Integrators Association



The ARC Advisory Group and CSIA have partnered to develop a survey of end-user clients, owner/operators. They are seeking their input on their experiences working with system integrators. The information will help improve delivery of automation by CSIA member companies....

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4/24/2014 4:00:00 PM
Control Engineering recently wrote about the "Integration of Remote HMI's". It talks about how the increasing use of integrated process control and safety systems, it's often difficult to define and create a completely homogenous system. The main reasons for this are: Intelligent control devices are ever more pervasive within smaller equipment packages...




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4/22/2014 2:30:00 PM
After sitting through an hour training seminar from a slide show, how much do you really retain? Control Engineering has discussed various approaches using new technologies borrowed from the video gaming industry to train new operators and teach in a simulated environment...





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4/17/2014 4:00:00 PM
Rockwell Controller
More features and options are being offered from the extended Allen-Bradley Micro 800 controller family.
  • The 20-point controller features embedded Ethernet and serial ports, and a microSD slot.
  • Pulse-width modulation (PWM) output and recipe management makes it suitable for small machines, such as stretch wrappers and compressor control.
  • Datalogging, analog and thermistor temperature inputs are included for remote automation applications, including water-pump control and air-handling units...


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3/10/2014 1:30:00 PM
Vote now for Honeywell in the Automation World's Leadership in Automation program! This in-print & online program for the manufacturing automation community is designed to recognize the many innovative companies that supply technology, software, devices and services that keep manufacturers competitive and successful.


Vote for Honeywell!


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2/25/2014 4:00:00 PM
Experion LX is the latest edition to Honeywell's long established and successful Experion family of products. It is specifically designed for use in Mid-Sized plants and facilities. Experion LX integrates state of the art technology from their award winning Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) with integrator friendly programs and tools to assist with programming and design.

Experion LX


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2/13/2014 3:00:00 PM
Unity Pro
GTH hosts a 3 day Schneider Electric Unity Level 2 PLC training class at our Reno office. Trainer Jim Dunn is teaching some of the more advanced features of Unity 8.0 including Derived Function Blocks, Data Transfer functions and Network Health monitoring to name a few.

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11/14/2013 3:34:47 PM
We have all heard the arguments is it is not deterministic, you can not prevent someone from plugging in their personal computers, or my favorite, the ill-advised use of office grade equipment for your plant control systems.

All that aside there really is no stopping the proliferation of Ethernet based networks and equipment and it is being embraced across all market segments regardless of the industrial networks that offer more security and robustness (actual or perceived).
Ethernet

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11/7/2013 12:37:41 PM

What is an economizer? The simple answer is that it is a set of dampers on an air conditioner that allows the A/C unit to decide whether to heat or cool the air inside the building or outside the building. By selecting the air that requires the least heating or cooling the A/C unit will run much more efficiently and the result of that is it will cost a lot less to keep your building comfortable. A properly working economizer can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year depending on the particular building.

JADE Economizer

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9/5/2013 12:49:51 PM
Considering an upgrade to your existing automation system?  This article from Control Engineering Online is a must read!

Automation Upgrade


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8/26/2013 12:07:28 PM
In an article published by InTech magazine from their March/April 2013 issue, learn how to leverage federal government and US Department of Defense wireless security standards for automation and control.

 Wireless Infrastructure

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7/26/2013 4:09:41 PM
Schneider is in talks to purchase Invensys for $5 billion. 
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2/10/2013 4:54:41 PM
Schneider has released Vijeo Design Air, a new application for tablets and smart phones.



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2/1/2013 12:29:48 PM
The George T. Hall Company is honored to be sponsored by Phoenix Contact in the 2013 Automation Integrator Guide.

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