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Integrating IO-Link devices in Profinet

Turck's Simple IO-Link Device Integration (SIDI) aims to simplify the handling of IO-Link devices in Profinet engineering systems.
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Raspberry Pi-based communication modules

RS Components has introduced KUNBUS to its supplier portfolio, a developer of intelligent communications modules, including fieldbus- and industrial Ethernet-based devices for a range of automation markets.
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Edge computing and embedded IoT

Cloud computing has three main limits – latency, connection and cost. Find out how this can be overcome by processing data at the edge.


  1. 18/03/2019 ASi-5 I/O modules

    ASi-5 is the latest generation of the AS-Interface standard which was created to the efficient networking of sensors and actuators at the automation base. The latest version of the standard allows larger data quantities to be transmitted significantly faster and even intelligent sensors such as IO-Link can be integrated more easily.

  2. 18/03/2019 Simplified shop floor to business systems communication

    Red Lion Controls has added new capabilities to its Crimson software, including an OPC UA Client driver with encrypted password support, OPC UA Historical Access, an MQTT connector for Google Cloud and store and forward buffering for all Crimson cloud connectors.

  3. 13/03/2019 Radiflow prioritises OT security through dynamic vulnerability assessment scoring

    Radiflow, a provider of cyber security solutions for industrial automation networks, has added dynamic vulnerability assessment scoring capabilities to its iSID industrial threat detection solution.

  4. 11/03/2019 Hazardous area inspection software

    Boulting has launched A BS EN 60079:17-compliant cloud-based inspection software that enables plant engineers to ensure control equipment in hazardous areas.

  5. 04/03/2019 Safety network for automated production environments

    With the launch of its Safe EFI-pro System, SICK has delivered standard industrial Ethernet-based safety network integration for highly-adaptive and dynamic safeguarding in automated production and logistics environments to SIL 3/PLe.

  6. 04/03/2019 Connector combines rapid termination technique with high mating cycle capability

    The new robust Han ES Press HMC (High Mating Cycles) connector series from HARTING combines can be installed quickly without tools and it able to handle at least 10,000 mating cycles.

  7. 04/03/2019 Wireless radar level transmitter complies with API 18.2 custody transfer standard

    Emerson has introduced a high-performance version of its Rosemount 3308 Guided Wave Radar (GWR) wireless level transmitter which is believed to be the first standalone wireless radar level device to comply with the API 18.2 standard that provides guidance for crude oil custody transfer from small lease tanks.

  8. 01/03/2019 When control worlds converge

    Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and PLCs are increasingly converging. PLC systems have acquired more extensive visualisation systems, similar to those traditionally used by process engineers to manage complex processing workflows.

  9. 01/03/2019 Cloud-based remote maintenance

    The mGuard Secure Cloud remote services from Phoenix Contact can now be used with improved performance and scalability.

  10. 25/02/2019 WRAS certified submersible level sensor

    VEGA Controls has received WRAS approval of a submersible pressure sensor as a whole device. This means a full product certificate number registration and listing on the WRAS approved product list.

  11. 25/02/2019 IO-Link masters and hubs range expands to meet connectivity demands

    Belden has expanded its Lumberg Automation LioN-Power IO-Link System to help address Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity needs through simplified device automation.

  12. 18/02/2019 Safety exhaust valve for emergency stop and fault conditions

    A new safety exhaust valve from Parker Hannifin rapidly exhausts compressed air in the event of a fault condition or when a machine has an emergency stop.

  13. 18/02/2019 Enabling intelligent monitoring of moving cables in smart factories

    A video from Igus demonstrates how its CF.Q module monitors the health of bus cables in e-chains and recommends maintenance or replacement in good time.

  14. 18/02/2019 Asset management software improves decision support

    A new release of Emerson’s AMS Device Manager is designed to help improve plant reliability with better organised data for more informed and proactive management of field devices.

  15. 18/02/2019 Enclosure for extreme applications

    New versions of the Rittal VX25 enclosure system are available in stainless steel and NEMA 4X to enhance corrosion protection and to ensure that equipment is shielded from dust, as well as from splashes and jets of water.

  16. 11/02/2019 Extended OPC UA aggregation server options

    Softing Industrial Data Intelligence has released version 1.10 of its dataFEED Secure Integration Server, extending its OPC UA Aggregation Server and offering more filtering options for individual OPC UA items.

  17. 11/02/2019 Hygienically designed on-machine fieldbus system

    The Cube67 from Murrelektronik is a decentralised fieldbus system created for use on machines. It has a modular structure allowing customised installation concepts to be realised via a variety of input modules, output modules, mixed modules, and a wide range of function modules, multifunctional channels and comprehensive diagnostic options.

  18. 04/02/2019 Sushi sensor comes to Europe

    Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that it will release its Sushi Sensor, an OpreX brand wireless solution in Europe.

  19. 04/02/2019 Quantifying methane leaks and flares

    FLIR Systems reports on how its GF-Series Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras can be used by the oil and gas industry to quantitatively measure methane emissions and create a datum point for future methane reduction calculations.

  20. 29/01/2019 Pushing the boundaries of 3D vision inspection

    Ranger3 is high-definition 3D streaming camera is the first camera to be powered by SICK’s Imager with ROCC (Rapid On-Chip Calculation technology) which is capable of capturing 7000 profiles per second at full sensor acquisition.