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Configure and monitor IO-Link devices via smart devices

(12/10/2021)
The new IO-Link Bluetooth adaptor from ifm electronic enables IO-Link devices to be readily accessed using a standard smartphone, providing a fast and convenient way of parameterising the devices, as well as making it easy to monitor their operation.
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Cellular wireless products support applications at remote sites

(04/10/2021)
Westermo has launched a range of industrial cellular wireless products designed to provide resilient data communications for remote sites.
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Flexible drive control of roller conveyors

(27/09/2021)
Turck is expanding its TBEN-L Ethernet I/O family to include modules for the drive control of roller conveyor modules.


Archive

  1. 16/07/2021 IIoT gateway for Industry 4.0 integration in process plants

    smartLink HW-DP, from Softing Industrial Automation, provides controller-independent access to PROFIBUS DP networks. Besides HART IP and FDT, data for optimising processes can now also be made available via an OPC UA interface.

  2. 15/02/2021 IO-Link enabled network blocks

    Carlo Gavazzi has launched the IO-Link Y series of IIoT-enabled network blocks which allow up to eight smart devices to connect to higher-level control systems.

  3. 01/02/2021 Managed Industrial Ethernet switches offer PROFINET performance

    Red Lion has introduced a new 8-port Gigabit managed Industrial Ethernet switch series. The NT4008 series switches are certified to meet PROFINET PNIO v2.34 Conformance Class-B standards to ensure seamless integration into PROFINET networks using standard PLC configuration and management tools.

  4. 25/01/2021 Gateway provides controller independent access to PROFIBUS DP

    smartLink HW-DP, from Softing Industrial Automation, provides controller-independent access to PROFIBUS DP networks.

  5. 11/01/2021 Easy access to open industrial connectivity

    Novotek is making Kepware software solutions readily available to industrial businesses. The product promises to bridge the connectivity gaps between diverse industrial automation devices and applications.

  6. 11/12/2020 New IOT gateway for process industry

    Siemens has introduced the Sitrans CloudConnect 240 – a new IOT gateway for the process industry. It provides a second data channel – independent of the control system – which is used to transmit data from any HART-based field devices to the IT world.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 14/07/2020 Mobile mesh technology creates communication networks and aids social distancing

    Wyld Networks has launched a new mobile mesh technology to improve operational efficiencies. It can be built into mobile apps?and IoT devices and uses virtual geozones to manage access, collect data, deliver location-aware content or safety information, and monitor social distancing.

  11. 26/05/2020 Connecting Siemens controllers with software applications

    Softing Industrial’s edgeConnector Siemens connects Siemens controllers with software applications. It supports the reference architectures for Industrial IoT by Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS, as well as independent edge solutions.

  12. 27/04/2020 Ethernet communication for Ex areas

    Turck has introduced the first Zone 2 Ethernet gateway for its excom I/O system. This allows process data from hazardous areas to reach IT systems for analysis and evaluation at sufficient speeds and safely, via a parallel data channel – a fast and easy way of implementing condition monitoring and predictive maintenance.

  13. 06/01/2020 Programmable sensor connection and data processing hubs

    SICK has extended its Sensor Integration Machine (SIM) family with the launch of two one-box processing hubs that fuse decentralised, multi-sensor co-operation with field-to-cloud connectivity.

  14. 09/12/2019 IO-Link masters with OPC UA interface

    Pepperl+Fuchs believes it is the first company to offer IO-Link masters with an OPC UA interface, helping to pave the way for end-to-end, transparent, and seamless communication from field level to the cloud.

  15. 06/10/2019 DIN wireless gateway supports network connectivity for sensors

    The DIN Gateway V2 is a 900 mHz wireless gateway, from SignalFire Wireless Telemetry, with an integrated I/O capability for easy network connectivity of wireless and wired sensors, integrated Ethernet and built-in automation.

  16. 28/07/2019 CNC control gateway opens up machine tools to Industry 4.0

    Softing Industrial has released the new uaGate 840D gateway which allows access the data from SINUMERIK 840D machine tools via the OPC UA standard for use directly in Industry 4.0 applications.

  17. 22/07/2019 App supports signaling system for 4G devices

    The TC MOBILE I/O app from Phoenix Contact supports the use of the TC MOBILE I/O X200 alarm and remote control module by enabling SMS commands to be triggered with just a click and displaying the current device status clearly to the user.

  18. 30/04/2019 Multiple valve actuator control solution

    Rotork has launched the latest generation of its monitoring and control system for valve actuators and plant equipment.

  19. 22/03/2019 Raspberry Pi-based communication modules

    RS Components has introduced KUNBUS to its supplier portfolio, a developer of intelligent communications modules, including fieldbus- and industrial Ethernet-based devices for a range of automation markets.

  20. 18/03/2019 ASi-5 I/O modules

    ASi-5 is the latest generation of the AS-Interface standard which was created to the efficient networking of sensors and actuators at the automation base. The latest version of the standard allows larger data quantities to be transmitted significantly faster and even intelligent sensors such as IO-Link can be integrated more easily.