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Protecting controllers from manipulation and unauthorised access

If people, machinery and industrial processes are intelligently linked, these networks are also more susceptible to attack. The Pilz SecurityBridge hardware solution is designed to protect the configurable, safe small controllers PNOZmulti and the automation system PSS 4000 from network-based attacks and unauthorised access.
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Software tool for fast and flexible connectivity

Kontron is now able to offer, through its subsidiary Kontron AIS GmbH, the FabEagle connect software tool which links manufacturing and IT to enable fast and reliable data transfer.
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Wifi-free communication reduces automated handling risks

Most robotic conveyor transport solutions rely on wifi communication for their operation, any instability in the connection can cause operational inefficiency. RARUK Automation believes it can now offer a solution, as part of its range of MiR autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).


  1. 17/11/2020 Angle seat valves enable high and constant flow

    The ASX series of pneumatically-operated angle seat valves from Camozzi Automation are designed to control steam, liquids, gas and fluids that contain suspended solid particulate matter.

  2. 15/11/2020 TSN Starterkit helps users gain entry to real-time computing

    Kontron has launched a new version of its TSN Starterkit. The FPGA software upgrade for the PCIe card in the TSN Starterkit or in existing SoftPLCs, Box PCs, gateways and industrial servers now enables IEEE 802.1Qbu and 802.1CB functionality.

  3. 10/11/2020 Lightweight 3D cameras

    The Ensenso N-Series is a compact 3D camera system from IDS is designed for 3D applications in robotics and automated series production with IP65/67 protection which makes it well-suited for use in harsh environments, offering protection against dirt, dust and water spray.

  4. 10/11/2020 Control valve combats vibration, cavitation and noise

    Emerson has introduced the Fisher V280 full-bore trunnion-mounted ball control valve for severe and specialty pressure, flow and process control applications.

  5. 02/11/2020 Collaborative information server

    Yokogawa Electric Corporation has developed Collaborative Information Server (CI Server) as part of its OpreX Control and Safety System family.

  6. 02/11/2020 Monoflange valve assembly with block and bleed capability

    The new Ashcroft V02 monoflange provides block and bleed capability for process or instrumentation control.

  7. 02/11/2020 Easy to assemble RJ interface

    The RJ Industrial MultiFeature series, is an RJ industrial interface from HARTING which is said to be easier to assemble in the field as it no longer requires a separate tool.

  8. 26/10/2020 AI solutions accelerate the journey to the self-optimising plant

    Aspen Technology has introduced aspenONE V12 software, which embeds artificial intelligence (AI) across its portfolio and uses the cloud for delivery of enterprise-wide analytics and insights for increased safety and sustainability.

  9. 26/10/2020 Servo drive system joins ‘automation without cabinets’ range

    Beckhoff Automation UK has launched the AMP8000 servo system – the latest in its ‘automation without cabinets’ range.

  10. 20/10/2020 Rugged edge computers for AIoT computing

    The new MC-1220 series of rugged edge computers from Moxa feature an Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processor and multiple expansion interfaces.

  11. 20/10/2020 Simplified valve system commissioning and configuration

    Emerson has introduced a wireless automatic recovery module (ARM) for its AVENTICS G3 electronic fieldbus platform which is designed to make it easy for technicians to perform pneumatic valve system commissioning and diagnostics from a mobile phone, tablet or laptop computer.

  12. 13/10/2020 New system capabilities for DCS

    Rockwell Automation has released the PlantPAx 5.0 distributed control system (DCS).

  13. 12/10/2020 Edge application Analyze MyMachine/Condition extended with a Mindsphere application

    Siemens is extending its edge application Analyze MyMachine/Condition with a corresponding Mindsphere application, which demonstrates how edge computing and cloud computing can be intelligently combined. 

  14. 02/10/2020 Connecting pressure data to the cloud

    SignalFire Wireless Telemetry has introduced the PRESSURE RANGER, an LTE-M cellular pressure transmitter that provides plug & play, instant connectivity of pressure sensor data to the cloud over cellular networks.

  15. 02/10/2020 Four-in-one compact flow meter

    Emerson has introduced the Rosemount 8800 Quad Vortex flow meter which has been designed to meet stringent safety standards in environments and applications that require safety instrumented systems (SIS).

  16. 28/09/2020 High-performance handheld barcode readers

    Cognex has launched the DataMan 8700 series of handheld barcode readers which require no tuning or operator training.

  17. 28/09/2020 Android tablet for hazardous areas

    The Tab-Ex Pro from the Pepperl+Fuchs brand ECOM expands the Tab-Ex series with a 10in Android tablet for Zone 2/22 and Div. 2 hazardous areas. The Tab-Ex Pro’s large display is suited to use in for demanding applications and for accessing web-based content. In addition, it allows employees to easily transition from working in the field to working at the office.

  18. 22/09/2020 EtherNet/IP update for PLC range

    IDEC Corporation had added EtherNet/IP communications to its MicroSmart FC6A Plus PLC to provide more options to integrate the PLCs with many types of I/O systems and intelligent automation devices.

  19. 22/09/2020 Machine guarding interlock range gets smarter

    Euchner has added new Modular and Classic variants to its Multifunctional Gate Box (MGB), range, which was created to provide a totally integrated locking & handle solution.

  20. 15/09/2020 Time of flight of sensors with IO-Link communication

    Carlo Gavazzi has launched the latest LD30 Sensors with both ToF (time of flight) and IO-Link communication in the same sensor providing greater flexibility to detect any object, any colour, any material or surface types at a distance of up to 1,000mm.