Fieldbus & Industrial Networking
Diagnostics and error localisation with EtherCAT
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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