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Comms/networks

Versatile industrial router and security appliance (27/08/2014)
Article image Belden has released the next generation of its GarrettCom industrial networking operating system and hardware design in the form of the Magnum 10RX router and security appliance which supports a range of networking protocols, while offering advanced firewall protection.
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On-Machine Ethernet switch shrinks the size and cost of control cabinets (27/08/2014)
Article image Rockwell Automation has launched its first on-machine switch – the Allen-Bradley ArmorStratix 5700. Built with ruggedised IP67 protection, the Layer 2 managed industrial Ethernet switch can be mounted directly onto a machine or application, helping to reduce the overall size and cost of a control cabinet.
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Ethernet redundancy device sets speed record (19/08/2014)
Article image Siemens Ruggedcom RS950G has set a speed record – the utility grade IEC 62439-3 compatible product demonstrated a transmission rate of 1 Gbps on HSR (high-availability seamless redundancy) and PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol) links.
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Bringing diagnostic capabilities to the field 22/07/2014
Intelligent Fieldbus is a generation of components from Pepperl+Fuchs that are said to bring diagnostic capabilities into the field. Full Story...

PROFIBUS hub with a diagnostic functionality 08/07/2014
PROCENTEC has launched the ProfiHub B5+RD  which is believed to be the first ProfiHub that comes with a built-in PROFIBUS DP slave to forward diagnostic data to a PLC.  Full Story...

Intelligent fieldbus interface 30/06/2014
The new FieldConnex FieldBarrier adds to Pepperl+Fuch’s concept of availability. It includes 12 outputs with diagnostics and monitoring.  Full Story...

Unmanaged switches for IP67 applications 20/06/2014
Murrelektronik's TREE series switches can connect Ethernet terminal devices. The new TREE67 models - equipped with four or eight M12 ports - are suitable for applications in harsh industrial environments and are said to make it possible to cost-effectively implement decentralised machine concepts in star topologies. Full Story...

Wireless access point for remote and difficult-to-reach areas 10/06/2014
To make accessing critical production data easier within the manufacturing enterprise, Rockwell Automation has launched the Allen-Bradley Stratix 5100 wireless access point (WAP) featuring a work group bridge.  Full Story...

Wireless access point for remote and difficult-to-reach areas 10/06/2014
To make accessing critical production data easier within the manufacturing enterprise, Rockwell Automation has launched the Allen-Bradley Stratix 5100 wireless access point (WAP) featuring a work group bridge.  Full Story...

More powerful CAN analysis tool 10/06/2014
The IXXAT canAnalyser analysis tool is designed for development, test and maintenance of CAN networks and is suitable for both, industrial and automotive systems. HMS Industrial Networks has just released canAnalyser Version 3 with improved functionality and user interface. Full Story...

Compact I/O modules in die-cast zinc housings 20/05/2014
Beckhoff has extended the range of applications that can be served by the EtherCAT Box product line with the introduction of its ER series I/O modules.  Full Story...

Managed switches promise fast and simple operation 20/05/2014
Belden has extended its range of industrial Ethernet products with the introduction of the GECKO 4TX switch – which is said to combine the advantages of fully-managed switches with the benefits of fast and simple deployment.  Full Story...

New PROFIBUS diagnostics solution 29/04/2014
Trebing + Himstedt has released new versions of its PROFIBUS diagnostics solutions TH SCOPE and TH LINK which allow for threshold monitoring and offer expanded GSD support to simplify maintenance requirements and the diagnostics of PROFIBUS production networks. Full Story...

New PROFIBUS diagnostics solution 29/04/2014
Trebing + Himstedt has released new versions of its PROFIBUS diagnostics solutions TH SCOPE and TH LINK which allow for threshold monitoring and offer expanded GSD support to simplify maintenance requirements and the diagnostics of PROFIBUS production networks. Full Story...

Reliable connection of sensors and actuators via PROFIBUS 15/04/2014
Belden has added new robust Lumberg input/outputn-ruggedised (LioN-R) modules to its product line. Full Story...

Embedded OPC UA server offers data integration 04/04/2014
Softing Industrial Automation has introduced echocollect UA, a standardised solution for the acquisition and management of process, manufacturing and quality data via an embedded OPC Unified Architecture (UA) Server.  Full Story...

Expanded-beam ruggedised optical cable assemblies 25/03/2014
Molex Incorporated has announced the availability of its Expanded-Beam Ruggedized Optical Cable Assemblies. Full Story...

Industrial data logger 25/03/2014
MatrikonOPC has introduced an intelligent automation data gateway that provides third-party connectivity, on-board data collection and intelligent data forwarding in a single box. Full Story...

Ethernet comms via two-wire cabling 18/03/2014
The new MM992-2VD (Variable Distance) media module from Siemens enables the use of two-wire cabling, such as Profibus cables, for Ethernet communication, without the need for additional hardware such as modems.  Full Story...

Profinet-compatible switch with a slim design 04/03/2014
Phoenix Contact has introduced a compact version to its range of automation switches, to accommodate its use in PROFINET systems. Full Story...

IEC 61850 Ethernet switch with MMS servers 25/02/2014
The new PowerTrans PT-7528 series Etherent switch from Moxa is believed to be industry’s first Ethernet switch designed to fulfill IEC 61850-90-4 requirements and is also equipped with built-in MMS servers. Full Story...

Wiring system features internal compartmentalisation 07/01/2014
Rittal’s wiring system for Ri4Power facilitates vertical and horizontal cable routing in conjunction with internal Form 2-4 separation. Full Story...

USB plug and play added to LabVIEW RIO architecture 05/11/2013
National Instruments has introduced four new R Series boards with USB connectivity, designed to help engineers add FPGA technology to any PC-based system using one of the most widely adopted buses on the market. Based on the LabVIEW RIO architecture, the boards are a result of the company’s continued investment in its R Series product family. Full Story...



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