Fieldbus & Industrial Networking


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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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EtherCAT: the rock in the surf of digital transformation
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0 is the digital transformation that is characterised as the fourth industrial revolution. The perception of a revolution is that it is a fast process, dramatically changing the current situation ...

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IO-Link master for the IIoT world
June 2018, ifm - South Africa
The IO-Link master modules for the control cabinet serve as a gateway between intelligent IO-Link sensors and the fieldbus, allowing important information from intelligent sensors to be sent into the ...

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Substation retrofit gives IEC 61850 MMS solution
June 2018, RJ Connect
A regional substation was tasked with improving the substation’s performance and reducing maintenance problems, but without replacing several key serial IEDs already in operation. Since the many RTUs, ...

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Automation solution toolbox
April 2018, Phambili Interface
Weidmuller is successively developing the open, individually scalable automation solution toolbox, u-mation. This allows digital transformation to be achieved independently of any platform. At the core ...

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New technology automates Modbus routing setup in gateways
March 2018, RJ Connect
Planning a network’s topology that involves a large number of Modbus devices to achieve full-fledged connectivity can really test designers.

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Protocol gateways connect Modbus devices to Profinet
March 2018, RJ Connect
Moxa’s newly launched MGate 5103 and MGate 5111 industrial protocol gateways enable fast and easy protocol conversions between Modbus devices and Profinet or Profibus-based scada systems and PLCs. These ...

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IO-Link master for Industrie 4.0
March 2018, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
With its new EP0L001 IO-Link master, Wenglor offers an ideal, multiprotocol module for consistent communication right up to field level. Eight IO-Link compatible sensors and actuators in accordance with ...

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Connecting EtherCAT with TSN networks
February 2018, Beckhoff Automation
With the EK1000, Beckhoff has expanded the EtherCAT I/O system with a new bus coupler. The device enables the communication of EtherCAT segments with remote EtherCAT controllers via heterogeneous Ethernet ...

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New switches for Profinet applications
February 2018, Phoenix Contact
With new Profinet functions and versions for the Factory Line Switch 2000 product family, Phoenix Contact has extended its range of managed switches for Profinet automation applications. After a firmware ...

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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 Industries
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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