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Comms/networks

Connector with integrated Ethernet switch (22/04/2016)
Article image 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.
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Industrial Ethernet switches for communication in harsh environments (05/04/2016)
Article image 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.
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IS Ethernet interface reduces installation time (05/04/2016)
Article image 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.
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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...

Making serial devices network-ready in an instant 08/12/2015
One of the products shown on the Moxa stand at the recent SPS/IPC/Drives show was the NPort 5100A – device servers designed to make serial devices instantly network-ready and to give PC software direct access to serial devices from anywhere on the network.  Full Story...

Remote management capability for panel PCs and embedded systems 30/11/2015
BVM has added remote management capabilities to many of its SBCs, Panel PCs and embedded systems.  Full Story...

Ethernet switch connects automation and office networks 09/11/2015
Siemens has added the Scalance XR526-8C to its existing range of XR-500 Ethernet switches.  Full Story...

Ethernet media converters for basic requirements 09/11/2015
The new class 1000 Ethernet media converters from Phoenix Contact are designed for industrial applications with basic requirements. Full Story...

Wireless remote sensing system supports 2, 3, or 4-wire RTD sensors 04/11/2015
Signal Fire Wireless Telemetry has added a new interface option to its Wireless Remote Sensing System.  Full Story...

Wireless connectivity in the world's harshest environments 26/10/2015
Products from Digi International, a provider of mission-critical machine-to-machine (M2M) and IoT connectivity products and services, have been selected for implementation in some of the world's most extreme environments. Full Story...

Wireless monitoring of remote tanks 20/10/2015
Digi International has introduced its newest version of Digi Connect Tank, an integrated, cellular-enabled remote tank-level monitoring device that is designed to help manage remote tank assets efficiently through the use of tank level and location data. Full Story...

Extended power module life for wireless transmitters 22/09/2015
Emerson Process Management is making energy harvesting a reality for its Smart Wireless transmitters through the use of Perpetuum’s Vibration Energy Harvester and Intelligent Power Module solutions.  Full Story...

Direct OPC UA connectivity from field to network 08/09/2015
Softing has introduced a new version of its application gateway echocollect which provides direct connectivity between field level machines and databases or networks that are using the OPC UA protocol.  Full Story...



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