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ETG officially supports EtherCAT G
December 2019
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 ...

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Interference-free Ethernet media converter
October 2019, Phoenix Contact
The new FL MC EF 660 SCRJ media converter from Phoenix Contact enables the connection of cost-effective polymer and HCS/PCF fibre technology. The optical transmission of data via fibre optics is free ...

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I/O solutions with Profinet redundancy
October 2019, Turck Banner
Turck’s Simple IO-Link Device Integration, SIDI for short, simplifies the handling of IO-Link. As its first fieldbus module with Profinet S2 system redundancy, the company has introduced the TBEN-L5-8IOL. ...

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Tektronix simplifies automotive Ethernet testing with new software
October 2019, Comtest
Tektronix has released two new software packages that greatly simplify Automotive Ethernet testing, debug and protocol decode, for use with its 5 and 6 series mixed-signal oscilloscopes (MSO). Using the ...

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How fieldbus systems are really selected
September 2019
The majority of users do not actively select their fieldbus at all – they select the control system vendor and whatever bus system this vendor provides will ‘do the job.

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Fibre optic distributor for network expansion on demand
September 2019, Jasco Trading t/a Webb Industries
Jasco’s Webb Industries has introduced Telegärtner’s new, modular rail-mount fibre optic distributor, which can be extended according to actual needs. The stackable modules allow quick and easy additions ...

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Integrate IO-Link devices in Profinet
September 2019, Turck Banner
Turck’s simple IO-Link device integration (SIDI) simplifies the handling of IO-Link devices in Profinet engineering systems. As the devices are already integrated in the GSDML file of the master, users ...

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AS-i signal transmission via fibre optic
August 2019, ifm - South Africa
The new AS-i fibre optic repeater from ifm electronic enables AS-interface signal transmission via an optical medium and vice versa. This allows for considerable cable length extension in the AS-i network. ...

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Next-generation IIoT gateway solutions are transforming manufacturing
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, RJ Connect
Smart manufacturing and digital transformation, coupled with edge intelligence, are enabling manufacturers to increase productivity, reduce downtime, and increase product quality.

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Cisco IIoT solutions meet the needs of industrial organisations
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Axiz
Technology is constantly evolving, and so are the network infrastructures that support industrial entities.

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Big Data enabled by Omniflex IIoT solutions
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
Omniflex specialises in ‘out-of-the-box’ remote monitoring solutions based on years of industrial plant networking experience, from last mile connection to mainstream Ethernet backbones. The Teleterm ...

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New PoE tester
July 2019, RS Components SA
RS Components now has available the MicroScannerTM PoE from Fluke Networks, a worldwide leader in troubleshooting tools used in the installation and maintenance of critical network cabling infrastructure. ...

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Interference-free transmission with the Ethernet media converter
July 2019, Phoenix Contact
The new FL MC EF 660 SCRJ media converter from Phoenix Contact enables the connection of cost-effective polymer and HCS/PCF fibre technology. The optical transmission of data via fibre optics is free ...

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The safety over OPC UA concept
June 2019
Another problem with existing safety protocols is the lack of a concept for dynamically establishing and terminating connections. The current state of technology requires that early during the project ...

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Interference-free transmission with the Ethernet media converter
June 2019, Phoenix Contact
The new FL MC EF 660 SCRJ media converter from Phoenix Contact enables the connection of cost-effective polymer and HCS/PCF fibre technology. The optical transmission of data via fibre optics is free ...

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Rail-mount fibre optic distributor for network expansion
June 2019, Webb Industries
Jasco’s Webb Industries has introduced Telegärtner’s new, modular rail-mount fibre optic distributor. The all-new STX distributor can be extended according to actual needs. The stackable modules allow ...

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Powerful new remote I/Os
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Vision Automation
UniStream Remote I/Os are a powerful addition to the UniStream series. The line comprises an Ethernet-based remote I/O adaptor and a broad range of remote I/O modules, such as analog and digital I/Os ...

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Combine process and motion control with Profinet networking
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Varispeed (Div of Hudaco Trading)
Yaskawa’s MICRO CPU provides high performance and channel density, with prepared PLC and HMI/scada motion software libraries for Yaskawa servos and VSDs. At 0,02 μS per instruction and direct execution ...

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Hubs and RFID readers with IO-Link
May 2019, Turck Banner
Turck has expanded its extensive IO-Link portfolio with new Class A and Class B I/O hubs with protection to IP67, and HF RFID read/write heads with threaded barrel design. Thanks to SIDI, the Simple IO-Link ...

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All-in-one mobile network analyser
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Industrial Data Xchange (IDX)
On show at Stand D20, the PROCENTEC Mercury from Industrial Data Xchange is an all-in-one mobile analyser that gives the user the ability to troubleshoot, maintain and monitor both Profibus and industrial ...

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