Fieldbus & Industrial Networking


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IO-Link starter kit
August 2020, Turck Banner
Turck now offers a compact starter kit for users wishing to discover the benefits of the IO-Link digital communication protocol. The IO-Link devices contained in the box enable interested users to set ...

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Profinet gateway integrates device data
August 2020, Pepperl+Fuchs
Pepperl+Fuchs has launched the new LB Profinet gateway, delivering not only conventional Profinet functionality but also full access to all connected HART devices. In practical terms, this will give users ...

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Ethernet safety I/O modules in IP67
August 2020, Turck Banner
Turck has expanded its portfolio of safety I/O components with the TBPN and TBIP block I/O modules for Profisafe and CIP Safety respectively. The robust IP67 modules provide safety input and output signals ...

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IO-Link in manufacturing
August 2020, Endress+Hauser South Africa
IO-Link is the youngest member in the portfolio of Endress+Hauser devices and brings digitalisation to basic instruments. The technology helps save on cabling and integration time, as well as expanding the amount of available I/O.

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Integration gateway for industrial automation
June 2020, SICK Automation Southern Africa
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 ...

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Bronkhorst adds Ethernet/IP
July 2020, Mecosa
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 ...

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Tailored to the demands of the future
June 2020, Pepperl+Fuchs
Gateway for the seamless integration of device and process data.

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IO-Link through to the cloud
May 2020, Pepperl+Fuchs
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 ...

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Seamless integrated connectivity for electric automation from Festo
April 2020, Festo South Africa
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 ...

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

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

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ETG provides new developer tool
March 2020
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 ...

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Wireless connectivity for hazardous locations
March 2020, Comtest
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, ...

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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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Adding mobile network visibility
January 2020, RJ Connect
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 ...

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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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