Fieldbus & Industrial Networking


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IO-Link portfolio for decentralised automation
July 2022, Turck Banner
Turck Banner is expanding its extensive IO-Link portfolio with a robust IO-Link master with an M12 power supply, a compact IO-Link master in IP20, and an I/O-Hub with an additional power supply. This enables power hungry equipment such as grippers to be fed with up to 4 A of power.

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Intrinsically safe EtherCAT I/O modules
June 2022, Beckhoff Automation
As a robust alternative to IP20 solutions with their elaborate housing protections, EPX modules with IP67 protection rating enable reliable data collection.

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Modbus probes gain support for parity options
May 2022, RF Design
The marquee feature of firmware version 1.06 facilitates the use of odd, even, mark or space parity modes when communicating with bus probes.

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Compact and powerful energy monitoring unit
May 2022, Opto Africa Holdings, Electrical Power & Protection
The RIO EMU’s slim form factor is ideal for ‘just one more thing’ retrofit jobs thanks to DIN-rail and panel-mount options.

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Is your manufacturing plant ready for IoT?
May 2022, Editor's Choice, IT in Manufacturing
Pockets of IoT exist in manufacturing plants today; the challenge is to fully digitalise the entire plant.

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Extend the life of your legacy devices
May 2022, RJ Connect
If your serial-based machines or devices have been running for decades and helped your business grow, you might worry about how long you can still hold on to these assets. In this article, we highlight three major challenges you will face when enabling serial connectivity between your legacy devices and modern systems. We also provide expert tips to make your upgrade easy.

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AS-i and IO-Link power distributor for hygienic areas
June 2022
The special housing material and high ingress protection allow operation in areas with frequent intensive cleaning processes, for example in the food industry.

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Upgraded IIoT functionality for excom Ethernet I/O
April 2022, Turck Banner
Firmware update adds functions to excom Ethernet gateways, such as webserver, HCiR and parallel access to HART devices.

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IO-Link master with OPC UA interface
April 2022, Pepperl+Fuchs
The combination makes data accessible beyond the central control system, for decision-makers to access without complex workarounds.

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Mobile data memory for IO-Link
April 2022, ifm - South Africa
The DSU100 is a 128 KB FRAM data carrier which serves as a storage medium in industrial environments.

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Gateway connects remote I/O systems to the Profinet world
April 2022, Pepperl+Fuchs
Up to 80 field devices can be connected to a fully occupied remote I/O system, and they communicate without a time delay.

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IO-Link eases sensor connection
April 2022, Endress+Hauser South Africa
Endress+Hauser explores the challenges, as well as the benefits, of implementing IO-Link communications.

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Robust ultrasonic sensor for level monitoring
March 2022, ifm - South Africa
Using IO-Link communication, distance values can be transmitted, parameters can be set, and diagnostic information can be retrieved remotely.

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IO-Link masters connect automation and IT worlds
March 2022, ifm - South Africa
Thanks to their special housing materials and high ingress resistance, they can be used in coolant applications or in wet areas in the food industry.

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Four-channel I/O module with Ethernet interface
March 2022, Turck Banner
With a temperature range from -40°C to +70°C and protection to IP65/IP67/IP69K, the new I/O module has a wide range of uses.

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I/O expansion modules certified for functional safety
March 2022, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa
The IQAN-XC4x module family makes it easy to expand an IQAN control system when connected to an IQAN-MC4x master controller.

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Best practices for securing OPC Classic applications
March 2022, Moore Process Controls
Matrikon’s new whitepaper offers concrete security recommendations to enable IT and OT professionals to better secure OPC Classic-based data infrastructure.

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IO Ninja cuts through Modbus analysis complexity
February 2022, RF Design
There is no need to translate every bit of the packet manually – the user just adds the layer to the pipeline and everything is automatically parsed for them.

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Balluff adds wireless solution to IO-Link portfolio
March 2022, Allpronix, Industrial Computer Hardware
Balluff’s portfolio expands with its IO-Link Wireless variant for a fast, reliable and flexible solution that guarantees consistent system integration and compatibility.

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EtherCAT Block I/O with Eight IO-Link Masters
February 2022, Turck Banner
The ultra-robust TBEC-LL-8IOL enables Turck Banner's entire IO-Link portfolio to also be used in EtherCAT applications.

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