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Comms/networks

Industrial IP20 RJ45 Cat 6A plug is quick to terminate (09/11/2016)
Article image 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. 
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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.
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Connectivity technology meets future Profinet Standard for 24V power supply (01/11/2016)
Article image 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. 
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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...

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...



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