Fieldbus & Industrial Networking


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Seamless integrated connectivity for electric automation from Festo
April 2020, Festo
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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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
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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