development processes and product life cycles at Endress+Hauser meet the IEC 62443-4-1 international industry standard for cyber security. By adhering to this certified guideline, the company ensures that its products contribute to the reliability and security of its customers’ plants. Measurement instruments and components

from Endress+Hauser make certain that numerous process engineering systems around the world operate securely and reliably. For industrial plants and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) environments, cybersecurity is becoming a growing focus. With networking and connectivity becoming increasingly prevalent, it is imperative that companies protect their


Welcome to the April issue of Instrumentation Monthly. There is a sense of

optimism in the air as restaurants, pubs, non- essential shops and gyms open their doors after months of lockdown. In the industrial sector,

with the early impact of the pandemic restricting most of industry’s maintenance activities in 2020, companies like Alfa Laval are warning of a potential breakdown backlog if routine repairs and servicing are not prioritised. For companies looking to improve their maintenance schedules and save energy, a priority area to look at is compressed air and, specifically, compressed air leaks (air leaks can cost businesses £1,000s each year). Acoustic imaging technology makes leak detection quicker and more efficient than traditional methods. In trials, the tech found leaks that had been missed in previous work with a standard detector gun. Find out more from the experts at Fluke on page 40.

Victoria White, Editor

EndrEss+HausEr mEEts HigHEst cybEr sEcurity standard W

ith its certification, TÜV Rheinland has confirmed that the product

production systems and automation technology from unauthorised access. To optimally protect its customers’

production systems, Endress+Hauser lays the foundation for secure operation as early as the planning and development phases of its products and services. In March, TÜV Rheinland, one of the world’s leading testing service providers, issued a certification in line with the IEC 62443-4-1 norm confirming that this product development process, as well as the product life cycle, meets the highest international standards. “This is a testament to the quality of our

work, which we are extremely pleased about,” said Mirko Brcic, product security officer at Endress+Hauser. “In light of ongoing technical advances – you only have to think about the

advanced physical layer or IIoT products – for us it’s very important that we not only accelerate digitalisation but continue to safeguard the security of our instruments and software at the same pace.”

smitHs intErconnEct to HElp dEvElop satEllitE for jaxa

miths Interconnect, a provider of technically differentiated multi-function RF systems, subsystems, antennas, RF and MW components, connectors and cable assemblies for aerospace and defence, announced receipt of a contract from Mitsubishi Electric Corporation to participate in the development of a G-band satellite for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Smiths Interconnect will design a component with dual band millimeter wave antenna and receivers as a part of the advanced microwave scanning radiometer 3 (AMSR3). The AMSR3 is designed to receive microwave radiation from the earth and will be mounted on the Global Observing SATellite for Greenhouse gases and Water cycle (GOSAT-GW). These microwave radiation measurements will assist in preventing disasters attributed to global warming and climate change, and to advance scientific and technological methods that enable more accurate


prediction of climate change. The fully integrated antenna and receiver is an integral part of the system which will provide the frequency and the bandwidth that the GOSAT-GW mission requires. Among very few companies with both millimeter wave component and subsystem expertise combined with heritage in both space applications and antenna system design, Smiths Interconnect is uniquely positioned to provide first-class technical support and a reliable, lightweight, and compact system solution. global EnginEEr survEy launcHEd by tEktronix

technologies, challenges and opportunities faced by professional test and measurement engineers. The survey will investigate what engineers want and need from test and measurement manufacturers, how engineers interact with test and measurement software and the pain points facing test engineers across a range of industries. Engineers are invited to take part in the survey until Friday, 7 May 2021, and the results

T Instrumentation Monthly April 2021

ektronix has launched a new global survey designed to provide greater insight into the

will be announced in late May. Participants from eligible countries can enter a competition for the opportunity to win a digital multimeter, the Keithley DMM6500. The Tektronix Engineer Survey is open to all

professional engineers and designers working on test and measurement solutions. The survey can be taken anonymously and takes approximately seven minutes to complete. By sharing information on their experiences

and needs in testing environments, survey participants will help inform the broader

engineering community about the state of the industry and shape future products and services offered by Tektronix to engineer the future. 5

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