As the ISA100.11a draft standard nears approval, the chorus of vendors committed to WirelessHART, at least for now, continues to swell. Last month, at Interkama, ELPRO Technologies, Emerson, Endress+Hauser, Pepperl+Fuchs and MACTek all launched WirelessHART products.
[img_assist|nid=2501|title=Christensen Display|desc=New Christensen Display product for Pepperl+Fuchs|link=url|url=http://www.christensendisplay.com|align=right|width=100|height=83]Pepperl+Fuchs announces the acquisition of Christensen Display Products. Headquartered in Preston, WA, Christensen Display Products designs and manufactures ruggedized, industrial-grade, flat-panel monitors for the process and industrial control markets.
Joe Kaulfersch of Pepperl+Fuchs tried to post as a comment a white paper that he wrote on preventing just the sort of dust explosion that we all theorize might have caused the disaster at the Imperial Sugar Dixie Crystals plant near Savannah, Georgia last Thursday.