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SA Instrumentation & Control Buyers' Guide

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Fieldbus & Industrial Networking
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. ...

Still Profibus, now with IoT performance
November 2015, Industrial Data Xchange (IDX)

PI chairman Karsten Schneider chats to SA Instrumentation and Control about the emergence of Profinet, its advantages, and the work still to be done.

Connecting IO-Link sensors to ­Profibus DP
October 2015, ifm Electronic RSA

The number of devices with IO-Link built in is increasing rapidly, and so is their popularity, as users realise the advantages of the transparency, ease of configuration and flexibility offered by the ...

Connectors for industrial Ethernet
October 2015, RET Automation Controls

The demand for reliable data transmission between the harsh industrial environment and the office communication network has recently been increasing. Escha offers appropriate connectivity components for ...

Ethernet media converters for ­basic requirements
October 2015, Phoenix Contact

The new class 1000 Ethernet media converters from Phoenix Contact are designed for industrial applications with basic requirements. They offer a simple and cost-effective entry into optical transmission ...

Top 10 mistakes on mission critical networks
October 2015, H3iSquared

Ethernet networks have become a standard for communications networks for mission-critical applications. However, the Ethernet and TCP/IP standards, and their attached protocols, are quite complex and ...

Robust I/O system classified for shipbuilding
October 2015, Phoenix Contact

The Axioline F I/O system from Phoenix Contact fulfils the stringent requirements for automation in shipbuilding, thanks to its mechanical robustness and low noise emission in compliance with EMC Class ...

Protective measures for fieldbus communications
September 2015, Pepperl+Fuchs

To implement protective measures for fieldbus communication that are both effective and efficient, it is vital to pinpoint the actual level of availability and potential causes of failure.

Overcoming obstacles of industrial network management
September 2015, RJ Connect

In this white paper, we investigate the management obstacles that must be overcome at each stage of the network life cycle, and explain how advanced network management software can overcome these obstacles.

New FieldConnex FieldBarrier from Pepperl+Fuchs
August 2015, Pepperl+Fuchs

Twelve outputs with diagnostics and monitoring.

Wind farm networking optimises grid compatibility
July 2015, Beckhoff Automation

Ultra-fast networks feature a cycle time of less than 1 ms.

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