WiFi and Bluetooth for CAN bus
December 2017, ifm Electronic RSA
Using the latest technologies, such as WiFi supporting the 2,4 and 5 GHz frequency bands as well as Bluetooth, multiple ways of connecting to the machine via radio are possible. CANwireless allows wireless
RFID interface module with PLC capabilities
To streamline RFID integration and data processing in HF and UHF applications, Turck has introduced its TBEN-L-RFID interface module with PLC capabilities via Codesys. This compact module’s controller
WirelessHART’s application potential
November 2017, Pepperl+Fuchs
The open standard based on the HART 7 protocol ensures that sensors from different manufacturers can be integrated into the wireless communication platform without restriction via WirelessHART adaptors
Wireless telemetry gives better control of irrigation systems
A critical component of farm operations, irrigation systems ensure regular water distribution to crops using a system of pumps, piping and sprayers. As water becomes a more scarce resource and affects
Emerson introduces wireless gas monitor
November 2017, Emerson Automation Solutions
Rosemount 928 extends toxic gas coverage for difficult-to-access applications.
Configuring secure wireless LAN access to the machine network
November 2017, Phoenix Contact
The completely networked machine is at the centre of digitalisation and the concepts of Industrie 4.0. But how can such a highly communicative application be designed securely? With the wireless module
Reaching out to remote locations
October 2017, EOH Process Automation Solutions
Process knowledge is valuable, but without measurement there is no accurate knowledge, only speculation. Companies are increasingly being forced to measure process variables that are difficult to reach
RS Components introduces wireless access point
October 2017, RS Components SA
Phoenix Contact’s wireless module enables Ethernet communication across a wide range of industrial applications.
Satellite technology enables smart metering project
Benton County Electric solves metering infrastructure connectivity in remote areas using solutions from Inmarsat and Network Innovations.
IWLAN infrastructure ensures communication in hot rolling mill
September 2017, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Indust. & Drives
A Vietnamese steel group is building an integrated steel plant south of Hanoi, the largest new construction in the steel industry. The hardware and software required for warehouse management and material
How does telematics actually work?
According to Gartner’s IT Glossary the word telematics is a merger of tele and matics – short for ‘telecommunications’ and ‘information’, and one of its core functions is to record information about vehicles
Yokogawa introduces ProSafe-RS SIL2
September 2017, Yokogawa South Africa
Wireless gas detection system offers a total solution including consulting and engineering.
Measurement technology combined with telemetry
September 2017, WIKA Instruments
The intelligent combination of measurement technology and telemetry opens up new possibilities for process optimisation.
Efficient parkade lighting for Centurion Mall
Magnet Energy has assisted many leading property groups in South Africa with the design and installation of lighting systems for shopping malls, offices, hotels and industrial applications. The company’s
Wireless energy sensor for monitoring electrical assets
September 2017, RS Components SA
RS Components has announced availability of the PowerTag wireless energy sensor from Schneider Electric, which is designed to monitor miniature circuit breakers (MCBs) and other electrical panel devices.
Bluetooth field devices now a reality
August 2017, Endress+Hauser
Instrument suppliers are developing field devices with HART, Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus and other standard protocols, which allow users easy access to the configuration data. Bluetooth has subsequently
Precision data-logging systems
August 2017, GHM Messtechnik SA
GHM Messtechnik South Africa has introduced the Delta OHM HD35 wireless data-logging device into the local market. With wireless capabilities, the logging system enables users to remotely access all monitored
Emerson expands Plantweb with dual wireless gateway
August 2017, Emerson Automation Solutions
Emerson has announced a new dual-mode wireless gateway which supports both IEC 62951 WirelessHART and ISA100.11a industrial wireless communications standards. This latest addition expands Emerson’s wireless
Bluetooth technology brings safety and convenience to process instrumentation
August 2017, VEGA Controls SA
Plicscom with Bluetooth is bound to open up a new world of possibilities for the display and adjustment of all plics sensors.
Simulation of wireless instrumentation networks
August 2017, DesSoft
Wireless instrumentation is a new concept for some, as it is still considered to have limited use in the industry. Yet, it is becoming more popular for monitoring of non-critical processes, like tank
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