Fieldbus & Industrial Networking


Bronkhorst adds Ethernet/IP

July 2020 Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

Bronkhorst High-Tech has announced the availability of Ethernet/IP and Modbus-TCP interface options for its mass flowmeters and controllers, as well as its digital pressure controllers. Like the previously developed EtherCAT and Profinet communication protocols, Ethernet/IP and Modbus-TCP interfaces are based on Ethernet communication. They can therefore be applied with standard Ethernet cabling and support an unlimited number of nodes.

EtherNet/IP (Ethernet Industrial Protocol) is designed for use in industrial environments and time-critical applications. EtherNet/IP, first presented by the ODVA (Open Device Vendor Association) in the year 2000, is an open communication protocol that adapts CIP (Common Industrial Protocol) to the standard Ethernet.

The Modbus-TCP protocol is 100% Ethernet compatible and is used for data exchange between I/O controllers and I/O devices (slaves/field devices). It adapts the widely used Modbus protocol to TCP/IP with Ethernet as the common medium. Modbus-TCP is a master/slave (or client/server) system in which Bronkhorst instruments can only be implemented as slave devices.

Bronkhorst has many years of experience with fieldbus communication. With its multi-bus concept, the company offers customers an extensive choice of nine fieldbus interface options. The wide range of digital metering and control devices is applied in many different markets, e.g. the food and beverage and chemical industries, gas and fluid analysis equipment, glass and tool coating processes, testing fuel cells for the automotive industry and in machinery used to produce electronic chips, LED lights and solar cells.


Credit(s)



Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Integration gateway for industrial automation
June 2020, SICK Automation Southern Africa , Fieldbus & Industrial Networking
Sensor specialist company SICK recently announced its new SIG200 Profinet Sensor Integration Gateway. The product is the first of a new line of gateways created to work as both IO-Link masters and small ...

Read more...
Tailored to the demands of the future
June 2020, Pepperl+Fuchs , Fieldbus & Industrial Networking
Gateway for the seamless integration of device and process data.

Read more...
IO-Link through to the cloud
May 2020, Pepperl+Fuchs , Fieldbus & Industrial Networking
The smart combination of the IO-Link sensor interface and the OPC UA communication protocol in a single device gives Pepperl+Fuchs new opportunities to offer complete, seamless, and transparent communication ...

Read more...
Seamless integrated connectivity for electric automation from Festo
April 2020, Festo South Africa , Fieldbus & Industrial Networking
The cloud is everywhere. We save data on the cloud and access it on our phones and computers from anywhere at our convenience. The same applies to seamless connectivity in industrial automation from your ...

Read more...
I/O for the IIot
April 2020, Opto Africa Holdings , Fieldbus & Industrial Networking
Intelligent, Ethernet-based I/O unit for IIoT connection to real-world signals.

Read more...
Breaking into the Industrial Internet of Things
March 2020, Pepperl+Fuchs , Fieldbus & Industrial Networking
IO-Link paves the way from the sensor to the cloud.

Read more...
ETG provides new developer tool
March 2020 , Fieldbus & Industrial Networking
The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) offers manufacturers, developers and users comprehensive support services for EtherCAT technology. The EtherCAT Device Protocol Poster is an additional tool that specifically ...

Read more...
Wireless connectivity for hazardous locations
March 2020, Comtest , Fieldbus & Industrial Networking
Comtest – local representative of Industrial Scientific, global leader in gas detection – has introduced the RGX Gateway, which enables designated safety contacts to receive real-time alerts for gas hazards, ...

Read more...
ETG officially supports EtherCAT G
December 2019 , Fieldbus & Industrial Networking
The Technical Committee of the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) has accepted EtherCAT G as an addition to the EtherCAT standard. Moving forward, EtherCAT G, which extends EtherCAT technology to 1 and 10 ...

Read more...
Adding mobile network visibility
January 2020, RJ Connect , Fieldbus & Industrial Networking
A high-speed railway operator built a fibre Ethernet backbone for data transmission between its operational management centre and railway stations to ensure high network availability. The customer used ...

Read more...