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Meeting demand for greater bandwidth with 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch

(22/05/2022)
Westermo has introduced a new 10Gb industrial Ethernet switch designed to meet increasing demand for greater bandwidth in mission-critical applications, enabling modern, large-scale data communication networks to transmit more information.
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Powering SPE

(09/05/2022)
The T1 Industrial connector from Harting allows equipment to connect via end-to-end IP-based communications right up into the field level.
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Robust industrial connector for tight spaces

(25/02/2022)
The new short version of the binder M16 series 423 is suited to use in space-critical applications. The shieldable circular connectors, with IP67-rated screw locking when mated, are suitable for typical, interference-prone industrial environments.


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  1. 14/12/2021 Flexible power, signal or Ethernet connections in tight spaces

    HARTING’s Han 1A connector is designed for power, signal or data transmission via a single compact design format housing.

  2. 30/11/2021 Flexible power, signal or Ethernet connections in tight spaces

    HARTING’s Han 1A connector is designed for power, signal or data transmission via a single compact design format housing.

  3. 25/10/2021 EtherCAT Block I/O with eight IO-Link masters

    Turck has added the TBEC-LL-8IOL EtherCAT IO-Link master in IP67/69K to its IO-Link portfolio so that it can also be used for EtherCAT-based applications.

  4. 12/10/2021 Configure and monitor IO-Link devices via smart devices

    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.

  5. 04/10/2021 Cellular wireless products support applications at remote sites

    Westermo has launched a range of industrial cellular wireless products designed to provide resilient data communications for remote sites.

  6. 27/09/2021 Flexible drive control of roller conveyors

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.