Fieldbus & Industrial Networking


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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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Next generation Layer 3 Ethernet backbone
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, IAC - Industrial Automation & Control
The Hirschmann DRAGON MACH4500 Layer 3 Ethernet backbone is ideal for applications that require high bandwidths and reliable data transfer. This flexible, future-oriented solution supports redundant internal ...

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Data harvester for mobile machinery
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Industrial Data Xchange (IDX)
The IDX Nexus Data Harvester connects disparate systems on heavy mobile machinery and other high value assets, allowing the sharing of real-time data between onboard systems. On show at Stand D20, it ...

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Industrial automation connectivity solutions
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Jaycor International
Jaycor specialises in industrial automation connectivity solutions covering an extensive range of signal transmission and power supply applications across multiple industries. Included in Jaycor’s portfolio ...

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Simplified distributed automation
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Phoenix Contact
The Proficloud system from Phoenix Contact enables easy secure communication and control of machines and systems across locations worldwide. On show at Stands E09-E10, this unique combination of the Profinet ...

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Procentec launches new Profibus and Industrial Ethernet diagnostics solution
Technews Industry Guide: Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2019, Industrial Data Xchange (IDX)
Procentec Mercury With the increased complexity of industrial networks comes the need for devices that provide an easy-to-understand overview of the status and health of the infrastructure. The Procentec ...

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Moxa’s power grid upgrade through easily configurable Modbus gateway
March 2019, RJ Connect
Smart grid is an electrical grid that uses digital communication technology to monitor the status of power consumption and power quality in real time. By using this information, engineers can adjust the ...

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Process values from IO-Link sensors
March 2019, ifm - South Africa
The E30443 IO-Link master display is easily connected to one port of an ifm IO-Link master with four or eight ports. The display detects sensors that are connected to the same master and automatically ...

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IO-Link wired exhaust system ­production
January 2019, Turck Banner
Turck demonstrates the flexibility of its BL20 multiprotocol gateway in conjunction with the IO-Link-capable TBIL hubs.

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Is HART technology still useful as manufacturing moves to Industry 4.0?
December 2018, Pepperl+Fuchs
With its bidirectional communication between intelligent field devices and host systems, HART has become a global standard. The example of valves shows how important the data provided by field devices ...

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New patch panel for Ethernet networks
November 2018, Phoenix Contact
Time savings of up to 60%.

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Bus couplers in accordance with Profinet
October 2018, Phoenix Contact
In Profinet applications, the Axioline F bus coupler is the link between the Axioline F system and the higher-level Ethernet system. As Phoenix Contact’s first Profinet bus coupler, the TPS version of ...

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Prepare for the future
September 2018, Turck Banner
Bring serial interfaces into the era of Industry 4.0.

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Secure remote access to plants with Profibus
August 2018, Siemens Digital Industries
Siemens has extended its portfolio of industrial routers with the Scalance M804PB, which allows existing machines and plants to be connected to Ethernet networks via Profibus/MPI (multi-point interface). ...

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Modernising the Cholfirst Tunnel control engineering system
July 2018, Phoenix Contact
The Swiss A4 highway is an important transit route for north-south traffic. Every day, over 25 000 vehicles use the northern section of the A4 that also serves as the Schaffhausen expressway and is a ...

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Industrial fieldbus to the IIoT
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Industrial Data Xchange (IDX)
The promise of Industry 4.0 and the IIoT is that they can harness this shift, along with the global connectivity platform of the Internet, and recent IP stack extensions such as Time Sensitive Networking ...

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Intelligent production enables minimised downtime and optimal efficiency
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
IO-Link supports predictive maintenance strategy with flexibility in the Industry 4.0 era.

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