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Comms/networks

Speeding deployment and protection of rack mount Ethernet switches in industrial applications (09/05/2017)
Article image 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.
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Connecting to the cloud in a simple and secure way (26/04/2017)
Article image REST Connector, a new connector from Softing Industrial, is said to allow for easy and secure communication via REST protocols.
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Wire-to-wire connector offers cost-efficient protection (21/03/2017)
Article image 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.
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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...

Smallest fieldbus power supply solution 08/08/2016
The latest generation of the Power Hub power supplies from Pepperl+Fuchs is said to offer the most compact fieldbus power supply solution on the market.  Full Story...

I/O blocks enable faster CC-Link IE network building 25/07/2016
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. Full Story...

‘Common Contact’ technology simplifies multipole connector assembly 25/07/2016
HARTING has expanded its Han Multiplier range which are designed simplify the assembly of connectors where multiple contacts are carrying the same potential (voltage). Full Story...

Minimised cabling and assembly costs at the field level 19/07/2016
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.  Full Story...

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...



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