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Comms/networks

Data transmission via fibre-optic or copper cables (16/12/2014)
Article image Fibre-optic cables have become an established solution in industrial data communication. It can offer numerous advantages, particularly for data-intensive applications with a high demand on availability.
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ProfiHub runs multiple baud rates from a single controller (09/12/2014)
Article image ProfiSwitch X5, from Procentec is said to be the first ProfiHub to include the ability to run multiple baud rates within the same network, by a single controller. 
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Ergonomic and flexible wireless hand control (09/12/2014)
Article image steute introduced its RF HB-4CH wireless hand control at the recent SPS IPC Drives event. Development of the industry-compatible hand control was inspired by the steute business division Meditec, which provides controls for medical equipment. 
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Wireless gateway allows flexible antenna installation 09/12/2014
Emerson Process Management has introduced the compact 1410D Smart Wireless Gateway for wireless network applications where gateway installation locations are limited, in difficult safe areas that must connect to distant wireless application networks Full Story...

FEP MIL-spec approved flat-ribbon cable 21/10/2014
Molex Incorporated has introduced the Temp-Flex FEP flat-ribbon cable, which is believed to be the only solution which meets the MIL-Spec requirement for M49055/11 & M49055/12 for harsh environment applications such as those found in aircraft avionics and industrial equipment.  Full Story...

Easy-to-install industrial connectors 14/10/2014
TE Connectivity (TE) has launched a range of ruggedised industrial RJ45 connectors for industrial use.  Full Story...

Expanded remote management offering 16/09/2014
HMS Industrial Networks has expanded its Netbiter Remote Management offering to include three different services to catering for a variety of different user needs.  Full Story...

PoE+ standard in switches provides more power 02/09/2014
The latest range of Ethernet switches from Harting employs Power over Ethernet (PoE) to provide more power to connected system devices. Full Story...

Versatile industrial router and security appliance 27/08/2014
Belden has released the next generation of its GarrettCom industrial networking operating system and hardware design in the form of the Magnum 10RX router and security appliance which supports a range of networking protocols, while offering advanced firewall protection. Full Story...

On-Machine Ethernet switch shrinks the size and cost of control cabinets 27/08/2014
Rockwell Automation has launched its first on-machine switch – the Allen-Bradley ArmorStratix 5700. Built with ruggedised IP67 protection, the Layer 2 managed industrial Ethernet switch can be mounted directly onto a machine or application, helping to reduce the overall size and cost of a control cabinet. Full Story...

Ethernet redundancy device sets speed record 19/08/2014
Siemens Ruggedcom RS950G has set a speed record – the utility grade IEC 62439-3 compatible product demonstrated a transmission rate of 1 Gbps on HSR (high-availability seamless redundancy) and PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol) links. Full Story...

Bringing diagnostic capabilities to the field 22/07/2014
Intelligent Fieldbus is a generation of components from Pepperl+Fuchs that are said to bring diagnostic capabilities into the field. Full Story...

PROFIBUS hub with a diagnostic functionality 08/07/2014
PROCENTEC has launched the ProfiHub B5+RD  which is believed to be the first ProfiHub that comes with a built-in PROFIBUS DP slave to forward diagnostic data to a PLC.  Full Story...

Intelligent fieldbus interface 30/06/2014
The new FieldConnex FieldBarrier adds to Pepperl+Fuch’s concept of availability. It includes 12 outputs with diagnostics and monitoring.  Full Story...

Unmanaged switches for IP67 applications 20/06/2014
Murrelektronik's TREE series switches can connect Ethernet terminal devices. The new TREE67 models - equipped with four or eight M12 ports - are suitable for applications in harsh industrial environments and are said to make it possible to cost-effectively implement decentralised machine concepts in star topologies. Full Story...

Wireless access point for remote and difficult-to-reach areas 10/06/2014
To make accessing critical production data easier within the manufacturing enterprise, Rockwell Automation has launched the Allen-Bradley Stratix 5100 wireless access point (WAP) featuring a work group bridge.  Full Story...

Wireless access point for remote and difficult-to-reach areas 10/06/2014
To make accessing critical production data easier within the manufacturing enterprise, Rockwell Automation has launched the Allen-Bradley Stratix 5100 wireless access point (WAP) featuring a work group bridge.  Full Story...

More powerful CAN analysis tool 10/06/2014
The IXXAT canAnalyser analysis tool is designed for development, test and maintenance of CAN networks and is suitable for both, industrial and automotive systems. HMS Industrial Networks has just released canAnalyser Version 3 with improved functionality and user interface. Full Story...

Compact I/O modules in die-cast zinc housings 20/05/2014
Beckhoff has extended the range of applications that can be served by the EtherCAT Box product line with the introduction of its ER series I/O modules.  Full Story...

Managed switches promise fast and simple operation 20/05/2014
Belden has extended its range of industrial Ethernet products with the introduction of the GECKO 4TX switch – which is said to combine the advantages of fully-managed switches with the benefits of fast and simple deployment.  Full Story...

New PROFIBUS diagnostics solution 29/04/2014
Trebing + Himstedt has released new versions of its PROFIBUS diagnostics solutions TH SCOPE and TH LINK which allow for threshold monitoring and offer expanded GSD support to simplify maintenance requirements and the diagnostics of PROFIBUS production networks. Full Story...

New PROFIBUS diagnostics solution 29/04/2014
Trebing + Himstedt has released new versions of its PROFIBUS diagnostics solutions TH SCOPE and TH LINK which allow for threshold monitoring and offer expanded GSD support to simplify maintenance requirements and the diagnostics of PROFIBUS production networks. Full Story...

Reliable connection of sensors and actuators via PROFIBUS 15/04/2014
Belden has added new robust Lumberg input/outputn-ruggedised (LioN-R) modules to its product line. Full Story...



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