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Comms/networks

Low energy HART modem (20/11/2017)
Article image ProComSol has released what it believes is the world’s first Bluetooth Low Energy HART Modem. Bluetooth 4.0, which includes Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), offers many advantages over older Bluetooth standards making it particularly suitable for mobile device communications.
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Connector range allows for more cabling space with no size increase (20/11/2017)
Article image HARTING has expanded its Han-Eco series of lightweight connectors with two new hoods in sizes 6 B and 10 B with M40 cable entry, allowing users to take advantage of larger cable cross-sections and more cabling space within the same compact dimensions. This allows more power to be transferred in the same installation space.
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Multi-dimensional Industrial IoT global device management solution (05/10/2017)
Lantronix, a provider of secure data access and management solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) assets, has introduced the MACH10 Global Device Manager, a ready-to-use industrial IoT application designed to enable OEMs and system integrators to deploy lifecycle management of their connected devices at scale.
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HARTING adds EtherCAT connectivity to its industrial computer architecture 28/08/2017
HARTING has added EtherCAT connectivity to its MICA (Modular Industrial Computing Architecture) open source platform for industrial applications. Full Story...

Data integration for IoT and Industry 4.0 applications 06/08/2017
Softing’s latest dataFEED OPC Suite allows for the transfer of data via REST protocols and supports NoSQL databases. Full Story...

Increasing the range and availability of PROFIBUS networks 17/07/2017
Belden has released a new version of its PROFIBUS fibre optic repeater. The OZD Profi 12M G22 allows PROFIBUS networks to communicate over longer distances through fast and reliable fibre optic signals, while also ensuring signal reliability through its integrated redundancy technology. Full Story...

Digital ecosystem expanded with dual-mode wireless gateway 26/06/2017
Emerson has introduced a new dual-mode wireless gateway which supports both IEC 62951 WirelessHART and ISA100.11a industrial wireless communications standards to its PlantWeb digital ecosystem.  Full Story...

RTU expands scope for telecontrol applications 26/06/2017
New Remote Terminal Units (RTU) from Siemens are said to extend the application scope of compact RTUs for telecontrol applications. Full Story...

Speeding deployment and protection of rack mount Ethernet switches in industrial applications 09/05/2017
Panduit has expanded its the Pre-Configured Industrial Distribution Frame (IDF) offering to deliver more design flexibility for deploying and protecting rack mount Ethernet switches. Full Story...

Connecting to the cloud in a simple and secure way 26/04/2017
REST Connector, a new connector from Softing Industrial, is said to allow for easy and secure communication via REST protocols. Full Story...

Wire-to-wire connector offers cost-efficient protection 21/03/2017
Molex has introduced The ValuSeal wire-to-wire connector system from Molex is an IP65-rated, integrated wire-and-ring seal system capable of 11.0A power – suited to use in consumer, non-automotive transportation and lighting applications. Full Story...

Wireless, telemetry sensor system for hazardous areas 21/03/2017
Mantracourt has launched an intrinsically safe version of its T24 wireless telemetry sensor system. The new X24 range of products is ATEX and IECEx approved for Zones 1 & 2. Full Story...

Open control platform for future-proof automation 30/01/2017
Phoenix Contact has launched a new open control platform based on the PLCnext Technology. This enables parallel programming on the basis of established software tools such as Visual Studio, Eclipse, Matlab Simulink, and PC Worx as well as freely selectable linking of their created program code. Full Story...

Open control platform for future-proof automation 30/01/2017
Phoenix Contact has launched a new open control platform based on the PLCnext Technology. This enables parallel programming on the basis of established software tools such as Visual Studio, Eclipse, Matlab Simulink, and PC Worx as well as freely selectable linking of their created program code. Full Story...

Ensuring wireless connectivity for AMHs 30/01/2017
Moxa has recently unveiled a range of complete WLAN solutions for Automated Materials Handling (AMH) systems, to ensure reliable wireless connectivity for moving equipment to allow for non-stop operation of such systems. Full Story...

Network management software improves reliability, security and productivity 16/01/2017
Belden has released the latest version of its Hirschmann network management software which is said to improve productivity by allowing the simultaneous configuration of hundreds of devices from any manufacturer that are enabled with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). Full Story...

IP67 DeviceNet I/O Module with full M8 connectivity 19/12/2016
Molex has introduced the Brad DeviceNet HarshIO M8 Modules, which is said to be the first on the market to come fully ODVA conformance tested and approved. Full Story...

Industrial IP20 RJ45 Cat 6A plug is quick to terminate 09/11/2016
TE Connectivity (TE) has extended its RJ45 product family with the introduction of a RJ45 Cat 6A plug that can be terminated without the need for any tools with Cat 6A cables, saving time in the field.  Full Story...

Bolt on access point helps machines communicate wirelessly 08/11/2016
The Anybus Wireless Bolt from HMS Industrial Networks is a wireless access point that can be mounted on a machine or cabinet to give it wireless access via WLAN, Bluetooth or Bluetooth Low Energy, making it possible to do configuration via a regular tablet or smartphone or connect to a cloud service, realising Industrial IoT. Full Story...

Connectivity technology meets future Profinet Standard for 24V power supply 01/11/2016
PROFINET International (PI) recently announced that the L-coded variant, which is internationally standardised through the standard 61076-2-111, will become the future single standard for 24-volt PROFINET devices with round connectors. This is due to the compact design and the high current-carrying capacity (16A) at a conductor cross section of 1.5 mm².  Full Story...

CC-Link IE cables and connectors help future-proof machines and processes 23/10/2016
Phoenix Contact is helping customers to future-proof their machines and processes by offering a comprehensive range of cables and connectors for CC-Link IE. Full Story...

New features for open fieldbus design tool 23/08/2016
The Segment Checker from Pepperl+Fuchs is said to be the first open fieldbus design tool which is able to help simplify the design of a fieldbus infrastructure, helping to support and accelerate development, display, archiving and printing of FOUNDATIONTM Fieldbus H1 and PROFIBUS PA fieldbus structures.  Full Story...

Secure remote access for industrial networks 23/08/2016
Belden is able to offer a simple and secure way to provide remote network access, programming and diagnostics with the new Hirschmann Secure Remote Access Solution.  Full Story...



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