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Fieldbus & Industrial Networking
AS-I repeater for extended networks
October 2016, ifm Electronic RSA

Repeaters are used for AS-Interface to enable the network cable run to be extended beyond 100 m. Galvanic separation of network segments and independent voltage supplies ensure stability and the 62 participants ...

Diagnostics and error localisation with EtherCAT
September 2016

Diagnostic characteristics play a major role in determining a machine’s availability and commissioning time. In addition to error detection, exact error localisation is important. EtherCAT has various ...

Good reasons to use IO-Link
September 2016, ifm Electronic RSA

Good reasons to use IO-Link

EtherCAT Conformance Test Tool version 2.0 released
September 2016

The Technical Working Group Conformance, within the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG), has released version 2.0 of the EtherCAT Conformance Test Tool (CTT), which features a significantly extended test ...

Optimising PLC networks Moxa’s industrial Ethernet solutions
September 2016, RJ Connect

Moxa has announced a selection of automation-certified profiles for its family of industrial Ethernet switches and industrial Ethernet gateways that can be easily integrated into Profinet, Ethernet/IP, ...

Implementing intelligent CNC machine tools with EtherCAT
August 2016

Shenyang Machine Tool Co has decided on EtherCAT as its bus system for the control platform of its latest intelligent CNC machine tool, the i5.

Remote monitoring with Sentinel SiteWatch
August 2016, UIC Instrumentation

Sentinel SiteWatch is an advanced networking device that provides remote access to any Detcon gas detection system via Ethernet or cellular communication. The Ethernet version provides an IP addressed ...

Gigabit speed switch for industrial networks
August 2016, Profitek

Belden has announced the newest industrial Ethernet switch from Hirschmann – the Greyhound 1040. This full Gigabit Ethernet switch delivers on the high-bandwidth and data speed needs of industrial networks ...

Narrow switches for large distances
August 2016, Phoenix Contact

Phoenix Contact’s particularly narrow, smart managed narrow switches, are now available with fibre ports for covering medium and large distances. Thanks to two integrated FO ports (multimode or single ...

TOSIBOX Lock 100
Technews Industry Guide - Industrial Internet of Things 2016, Integr8 & Autom8

TOSIBOX Lock is an intelligent remote access and networking device that serves as an endpoint for secure remote connections. Devices connected to the Lock are securely accessed over the Internet and most ...

Safety over EtherCAT
July 2016

The safe all-around solution for industrial environments.

Tofino Xenon for the energy sector
July 2016, Profitek

Belden has announced that the Tofino Xenon Industrial Security Appliance now supports two of the most widely used energy-specific communication protocols. This new solution reduces the time and resources ...

PoE+ switch for harsh industrial environments
June 2016, Profitek

Belden has introduced its latest addition to the Octopus family from Hirschmann – the Octopus OS24/34 switch. With new Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) functionalities, system engineers no longer need ...

Interoperability: an EtherCAT factor of success
May 2016

With EtherCAT, interoperability can currently be found in the implementation and system architecture, and – together with the support of the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) – guarantees the seamless interaction of field devices from different manufacturers.

Site-wide fire and fault monitoring for NHS hospital
May 2016, Omniflex Automation Products

When fire and security experts, Tailored Fire & Security, had the requirement to collect data from its remote fire panels located in various buildings throughout Prestwich Hospital in the UK, and display ...

EtherCAT Automation Protocol
April 2016

Many plants and machines currently consist of several machine units with discrete controllers, which perform different control tasks, yet need to work in close cooperation with one another. The EtherCAT ...

How fieldbus systems are really ­selected
March 2016

The network ultimately determines the entire control architecture: a relatively slow network requires closing the faster control loops in decentralised devices, while a high performance network enables ...

Westermo solution maximises ­availability of Spanish solar power plants
March 2016, Throughput Technologies

Highly reliable data communications network help to ensure problem-free operation at twin sites.

How to fix those plant signal ­interfaces
March 2016, Omniflex Automation Products

Signal loop problems trouble many plants every day.

A powerful dialogue module
January 2016, ifm Electronic RSA

Powerful process and dialogue modules for operation and visualisation in mobile machines are gaining more value. ifm electronic now offers a device that fully meets these requirements, the PDM360 NG-12. ...

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