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Comms/networks

Reliable connection of sensors and actuators via PROFIBUS (15/04/2014)
Article image Belden has added new robust Lumberg input/outputn-ruggedised (LioN-R) modules to its product line.
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Embedded OPC UA server offers data integration (04/04/2014)
Article image 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. 
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Expanded-beam ruggedised optical cable assemblies (25/03/2014)
Article image Molex Incorporated has announced the availability of its Expanded-Beam Ruggedized Optical Cable Assemblies.
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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...

Extending the useful life of industrial wireless devices 05/11/2013
Belden has introduced Hirschmann HiLCOS 8.8, the latest version of its WLAN firmware to manage its full range of OpenBAT industrial wireless devices, and the first to support IPv6, which is intended to replace IPv4. Full Story...

Secure connection for redundant networks 22/10/2013
The new security module - Scalance S627-2M - from the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is designed to protect automation networks from unauthorised access by means of a firewall. Full Story...

Connecting CANopen devices to the SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC 16/10/2013
The CM CANopen module from HMS Industrial Networks enables users of the SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC to integrate CANopen devices into their automation systems, using the TIA Portal. Full Story...

Extending transmission paths in 10 Gbit/sec network cabling 08/10/2013
The new HARTING Ha-VIS preLink Extender enables simplified extension of transmission paths in 10 Gbit/sec network cabling systems, as well as allowing unused cables to be reactivated and extended until the next required connection. Full Story...

Self-powered transmitter opens up new installation possibilities 25/09/2013
ABB has developed a standalone, self-powered temperature transmitter with WirelessHART, which is said to offer a cost effective and maintenance-free alternative to wired or battery-powered devices. Full Story...

Higher data rate from four-pair Profinet cables 25/09/2013
HARTING has expanded its industrial Ethernet offerings with the introduction a new range of four-pair Profinet cables. Full Story...

WirelessHART in pratice: saving power with proper network and field device configuration 12/09/2013
A new whitepaper looks at the power consumption of WirelessHART field devices is substantially influenced by the configuration. The White Paper explains the components of WirelessHART field devices, discusses their power consumption by way of an example scenario, and provides an important basis for decision-making on the use of WirelessHART technology. Full Story...

Communication processor for telecontrol applications 11/09/2013
The Siemens Industry Automation Division has developed a new communication processor for telecontrol applications, based on its Simatic S7-1200 controllers. Full Story...

CAN repeaters reduce wiring costs and increase reliability 03/09/2013
HMS Industrial Networks has introduced a range of CAN repeaters under its recently acquired IXXAT brand. The integrated galvanic isolation also provides a built-in protection against over voltage and the anti-noise circuit of the units eliminates the effects of EMI. Full Story...

Mixed power and signal interconnect solution 02/07/2013
SOURIAU, a manufacturer of interconnect solutions for harsh environments has released the JDX Hybrid (Mixed Power & Signal) connector family, a combination of power and signal being offered within a single high density connector solution. Full Story...

A cost-effective solution for remote equipment monitoring 07/05/2013
UK company, InVMA, has launched a new machine to machine (M2M) service. InVMA Asset Minder uses a connection device to access data within equipment controllers and then transmits the data over industrial grade 2/3/4G data telephony to a cloud-based server. Full Story...

Remote panel connections up to 100 m 15/04/2013
At Hannover Messe, Beckhoff presented its CP-Link 4, new connection technology for remote panel operation over distances as far as 100m from the industrial PC. One CAT 7 cable transfers video signals, USB, and power. Cable and assembly costs are reduced. Full Story...

Network isolator provides protection in the network 02/04/2013
Phoenix Contact’s new FL Isolator 100-M12 network isolator provides protection when electric potential differences occur. Full Story...

New standards for network security and network availability 26/02/2013
Belden Inc has introduced the new PowerMICE, the third generation of the Modular Industrial Communication Equipment family from its Hirschmann product portfolio. Full Story...



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