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Comms/networks

I/O blocks enable faster CC-Link IE network building (25/07/2016)
Article image The trend for control solutions to move from classic fieldbus setups to Ethernet based systems is being supported by new CC-Link IE I/O blocks from Balluff.
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‘Common Contact’ technology simplifies multipole connector assembly (25/07/2016)
Article image HARTING has expanded its Han Multiplier range which are designed simplify the assembly of connectors where multiple contacts are carrying the same potential (voltage).
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Minimised cabling and assembly costs at the field level (19/07/2016)
Article image With EtherCAT P, Beckhoff combines ultra-fast EtherCAT communication and power supply (2 x 24 V DC/3A) in a standard four-wire Ethernet cable. It enables direct power supply for both EtherCAT P slaves and the connected sensors and actuators in such a way that separate power lines can be eliminated, considerably simplifying system cabling. 
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Cloud system for Profinet simplifies distributed automation 12/07/2016
The new Proficloud system from Phoenix Contact enables easy and secure communication and control of machines and systems. The combination of the Profinet standard and Proficloud services is said to open up new possibilities for automation. Full Story...

Ethernet extender switch simplifies network extension 04/07/2016
Moxa has launched the industrial Ethernet extender switch, IEX-408E-2VDSL2, to address growing networking extension requirements driven by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Full Story...

Wireless telemetry modules gain harsh environment certification 20/06/2016
The Modbus DIN Mount Gateways and Wireless I/O Modules from SignalFire Wireless Telemetry are now certified to Class 1, Division 2 standards, enabling them to be used as part of remote monitoring and control systems in harsh environments with the occurrence of explosive gases. Full Story...

Secure remote connections to the network edge 14/06/2016
WeConnect is a new solution from Westermo that enables simple, secure and reliable connectivity to remote networks via the internet. Full Story...

Mid-range speed Gigabit Ethernet switch for industrial networks 07/06/2016
Belden has introduced the Greyhound 1040, a new industrial Ethernet switch from Hirschmann. This full Gigabit Ethernet switch offers the high-bandwidth and data speed required for industrial networks and offers a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) fibre port option. Full Story...

OPC UA software development kit 03/05/2016
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has introduced the Matrikon OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) Software Development Kit (SDK). Full Story...

Connector with integrated Ethernet switch 22/04/2016
HARTING has launched a new connector which incorporates an integrated Ethernet switch. The new US4 connector is the first device in which switch functionality resides directly in the connector, making it possible to network four EtherNet/IP or PROFINET nodes with transmission speeds of up to 1000 Mbit/s. Full Story...

Industrial Ethernet switches for communication in harsh environments 05/04/2016
Siemens has introduced Scalance XC-100, a new line of compact switches which allow users to establish electrical and optical line and star structures for machine-level networking within the Simatic environment. Full Story...

IS Ethernet interface reduces installation time 05/04/2016
Eaton has launched an intrinsically safe (IS) Ethernet interface, MTL ExLAN which allows OEMs to simplify their product design and certification, saving time and associated costs in launching products for mounting in Zone 0 or 1 hazardous areas, while offering the benefits of open Ethernet connectivity. Full Story...

Profibus master interface for mobile applications 15/03/2016
Softing has introduced the PBpro USB which is believed to be the world's smallest PROFIBUS master interface for PCs. The unit is compact enough to fit into a Profibus connector housing. Full Story...

Extended IS connector family 08/03/2016
HARTING has extended the Han Ex intrinsically safe connector family with new standard inserts and housings designed to offer greater flexibility through the provision of additional contact numbers. Full Story...

Gaining real-time visibility into critical plant network infrastructure 22/02/2016
Panduit recently released a new version of its IntraVUE industrial network visualisation and analytics software. Full Story...

End-to-end Ethernet connection technique 16/02/2016
HARTING’s preLink end-to-end Ethernet connection technology is now also available in the form of an RJ45 connector face in a robust Han 3A connector housing. Full Story...

Embedded protection solution for Modbus-based IIoT devices 15/02/2016
Icon Labs a provider of embedded networking and security technology, has introduced Floodgate Modbus Protocol Filtering product, an extension to its Floodgate Security Framework which adds critical protection capabilities for Industrial IoT and RTOS-based devices.  Full Story...

Data networks maximise availability of solar power plants 09/02/2016
Reliable data communications networks, created by Westermo, are helping to maximise the availability of two thermal solar power plants in south-western Spain.  Full Story...

Circular hybrid connector for increased flexibility and speed 02/02/2016
TE Connectivity has introduced a new circular hybrid connector for use in controllers for hydraulic and pneumatic valves.  Full Story...

Ethernet line extenders enhance network security 26/01/2016
Two new additions have been introduced to the Westermo range of Wolverine advanced industrial Ethernet line extenders.  Full Story...

Fully-harnessed cables for heavy industrial applications 19/01/2016
Customisable cable assemblies and harnesses for use in harsh environments, such as those found in industrial automation and robotics applications, are now offered by Molex. Full Story...

Simplified configuration of complex industrial networks 18/12/2015
Westermo has introduced a range of new Ethernet switches and supporting software to help simplify configuration of complex resilient Ethernet networks. Full Story...

Efficiently transmitting high levels of power in harsh environments 08/12/2015
Belden’s latest offering from the Lumberg Automation family of M12 connectors is the M12 Power Connector, which enables high power to be transmitted for long periods of time. Full Story...



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