Fieldbus & Industrial Networking


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Automotive electronics
January 2018, Beckhoff Automation
EtherCAT oversampling terminals ensure interoperability with SENT sensors.

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IoT-based well surveillance solution
January 2018, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Indust. & Drives
Siemens has announced a scalable, end-to-end IoT solution, designed to help oil and gas companies optimise production and reduce costs through connected systems, automation, and analytics at the edge. ...

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Robust and talented linguist with brains
September 2017, Turck Banner
The TBEN-L-PLC IP69K compact PLC is a protocol converter that translates between CANopen or SAE J1939 and various Ethernet and fieldbus protocols.

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Safety controller with Profinet
August 2017, Turck Banner
Banner Engineering has announced the addition of Profinet communication to its popular SC26-2 and XS26-2 safety controllers. The SC26-2 is a versatile, easy-to-use, and configurable safety controller ...

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NI integrates TSN into the CompactDAQ platform
August 2017
New 4 and 8-slot Ethernet chassis deliver time-based synchronisation over Ethernet for distributed measurement and test systems.

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Network devices ready for deterministic data transfer
August 2017, IAC - Industrial Automation & Control
Two switch types from the RSPE product family by Hirschmann will support Time-Sensitive Networking, an open real-time Ethernet technology.

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Smoothing out interoperability issues in smart factories
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things 2017, RJ Connect
The most striking change on factory floors is the evolution of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication into system-to-system communication. M2M communication still propels automation significantly when ...

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Are you ready to go Rogue?
July 2017, Comtest
AFL has launched the Rogue cB1 Compact Base, the fastest, most flexible fibre OLTS and OTDR testing platform in the industry. Using state-of-the-art technology, each module is optimised to produce the ...

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Belden demonstrates TSN-ready switches
July 2017, Profitek
Belden showed at this year's Hannover Messe how switches supporting Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) are becoming a reality. Prototype TSN-enabled Hirschmann RSPE35 switches that support this open, real ...

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The most cost-effective data ­collection network available
July 2017, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
The reason Conet is considered by many in the industry to be the most cost-effective data collection network available is its ability to operate on very low-cost cabling (any grade of a 2-core cable) ...

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24+4G-port Gigabit managed Ethernet switches
July 2017, RJ Connect
Moxa’s EDS-528E series is a standalone, compact 28-port managed Ethernet switch that provides four combo Gigabit ports with built-in RJ45 or SFP slots for Gigabit fibre-optic communication. The 24 fast ...

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Router with MindConnect enables connectivity to MindSphere
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things 2017, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Indust. & Drives
The Ruggedcom RX1400 router with MindConnect running in the VPE1400 is a plug-and-play solution that enables users to read out data with OPC UA and/or an S7-connection from their assets and pre-process ...

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EtherCAT: Staying ahead of Industrie 4.0 and IIoT developments
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things 2017
There is nothing new about the suitability of EtherCAT for enabling the concepts of Industrie 4.0. The technology has, by design, all the tools necessary to support the digital transformation. As the ...

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Profibus to Profinet gateway
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things 2017, RJ Connect
Moxa’s MGate 5102-PBM-PN gateway provides a communication portal between Profibus devices (e.g., Profibus PLC or drive) and a Profinet host. All models are protected with a rugged metallic casing, are ...

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Omron’s complete IO-Link solutions for smart factory applications
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things 2017, Omron Electronics
The IO-Link compatible sensor range from Omron currently incorporates through beam, retro-reflective and diffuse reflective photosensors, colour mark sensors, standard proximity sensors and spatter-resistant ...

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Compact transmitter for Memosens-Modbus integration
June 2017, Mecosa
Knick Elektronische Messgeräte has expanded its slender Memosens transmitter series, MemoRail, for control cabinet installation with a Modbus interface version. The MemoRail Modbus A1405N is a multi-parameter ...

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Five key advantages of IO-Link
May 2017, Turck Banner
IO-Link (IEC61131-9) is an open standard serial communication protocol that allows for the bidirectional exchange of data from sensors and devices that support IO-Link and are connected to a master.

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Beckhoff building automation
May 2017, Beckhoff Automation
New BACnet MS/TP interface for connecting up to 64 BACnet field devices.

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Firmware for security appliances has new functions
May 2017, Phoenix Contact
The new firmware 8.4 for the mGuard security appliances from Phoenix Contact extends the functional scope of the devices to include functions such as Modbus/TCP inspector and DNS-name-based-firewalling. With ...

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EtherCAT solutions and IoT devices
Africa Automation Fair 2017 Preview, Omron Electronics
Omron’s EtherCAT solutions and Internet of Things (IoT) devices are taking centre stage at Africa Automation. In particular, a new IoT EtherCAT module is being launched. The Omron product range on display ...

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