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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.
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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.
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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.


  1. 15/09/2020 Flow meter offers stability for demanding hydrogen applications

    Emerson has introduced a new Micro Motion Coriolis flow meter designed for high-pressure hydrogen dispensing and chemical injection applications where measurement accuracy and safety are essential.

  2. 15/09/2020 Machine safety without SIL

    Wachendorff has recently launched redundant versions of its WDGR and WDGE series incremental and absolute encoders.

  3. 08/09/2020 Vision system with AI defect detection

    Omron has released the FH Series Vision system with the industry’s first defect detection artificial intelligence (AI) technology that identifies defects without learning samples.

  4. 08/09/2020 Safety interlocks use RFID technology

    Safety interlocks in the new MN7XX series from ifm electronic use RFID technology in combination with unique actuator coding, which is said to render tampering and unauthorised operation virtually impossible.

  5. 01/09/2020 Multifunctional pressure sensing solution

    SICK has upgraded its pressure sensor offering with the multifunctional PBS Plus, combining electronic pressure control, measurement and real-time monitoring in one IO-Link enabled device.

  6. 01/09/2020 Adaptable pressure transmitters

    A new range of pressure transmitters, designed to meet key requirements in most manufacturing and production industries, has been launched by ABB.

  7. 27/08/2020 Pharmaceutical validation goes digital

    Siemens and J&K Technology, part of the J&K Group, have jointly developed the new CVal software solution for COMOS, Siemens plant engineering software solution.

  8. 25/08/2020 CANopen option added to linear actuator range

    Thomson Industries has announced the availability of the CANopen industrial networking protocol as an option for its line of heavy duty Electrak HD electric linear actuators.

  9. 24/08/2020 Security routers protect industrial networks easily

    The new security routers of the FL MGuard 1100 series from Phoenix Contact enables users to protect industrial networks against IT attacks. The devices are optimised for industrial use and, at the same time, are convenient to operate.

  10. 24/08/2020 New radar antenna for level measurement

    Siemens has introduced the Sitrans LR250 PLA (polypropylene lens antenna). The radar level measurement transmitter is a field-proven device from Siemens that is able to deliver reliable level readings for inventory management or critical process control.

  11. 18/08/2020 Ethernet connector offers fast and secure data transmission

    HARTING is now also offering expedient interfaces in the form of its Han 1A series of miniaturised industrial connectors, for today’s Ethernet networks which need to connect sensors, machinery, control systems, computers and data centres.

  12. 18/08/2020 Reducing cabling effort with an integrated motor controller

    The EP7402 EtherCAT Box from Beckhoff aims to help the control architecture and cabling of roller conveyor systems become more efficient.

  13. 10/08/2020 3D inspection robot system speeds up quality control testing

    Fast and accurate robotic testing is said to enable validation of more batches in much less time for the automotive, aerospace, heavy machinery and construction sectors.

  14. 04/08/2020 Advanced networking and automation in a single operating system

    Red Lion’s FlexEdge Intelligent Edge Automation Platform now combines the scalability of Linux with the power of Crimson 3.2 software in a single user-friendly operating system.

  15. 04/08/2020 High-resolution ToF sensor for 3D vision systems

    Teledyne e2v has introduced Hydra3D, a new Time-of-Flight (ToF) CMOS image sensor, tailored for 3D detection and distance measurement.

  16. 27/07/2020 Sensor-to-Cloud platform adds Modbus option

    SignalFire Wireless Telemetry can now offer its Ranger Sensor-To-Cloud platform with a Modbus option that allows users to monitor or control Modbus devices right from the cloud.

  17. 20/07/2020 Gateway simplifies communication between PROFINET and BACnet

    HMS Networks has introduced the Intesis protocol translator for communication between PROFINET PLCs on factory floors and Building Management Systems with BACnet IP/MSTP.

  18. 20/07/2020 Wireless sensors enable easy online collection of pressure and temperature data

    Yokogawa Electric Corporation has launched a new range of pressure and temperature sensors for the Sushi Sensor wireless industrial IoT (IIoT) solution, which is part of the OpreX Asset Management and Integrity family.

  19. 20/07/2020 4-channel HART multiplexer with HART-IP

    ProComSol has released its new 4 Channel HART multiplexer with HART-IP device which allows users to perform HART communications using the plant’s Ethernet network infrastructure.

  20. 20/07/2020 Modular I/O solution for mixed IP20 and IP67 applications

    In addition to centralised automation technology, there is also an increasing need for decentralised, intelligent control systems to bring greater flexibility to production environments.