EtherCAT is the only industrial fieldbus that leverages Ethernet for both high speed and real-time performance.
Defining the difference between local and remote I/O is straightforward, but the differences between remote and distributed I/O can be more nuanced.
Turck's TBEN-S1-4DXP Ethernet I/O module is designed for use in applications with a low I/O requirement, such as in many logistics applications.
Turck's FOC series optocouplers are designed for transmitting fieldbus communication via fibre-optic cable.
ABB is expanding its XIO series of remote I/O controllers to provide all-in-one devices to monitor, control and manage oil and gas flow applications.
The PI community is working on further establishing Profibus technology as an enabler for digitalisation in industrial automation applications.
The EtherCAT Technology Group has recently published node figures for the first time since EtherCAT was introduced 20 years ago.
Pepperl+Fuchs' latest SIL 3 output drivers close the gap in the Pepperl+Fuchs range of SIL 3 components.
Packing four signals into an 18 mm module, the IM18-4DI and IMX18-4DI devices offer high channel density.
The EL8601-8411 EtherCAT terminal offers up to 12 signal interfaces and nine signal types in a 12 mm form factor.
The CPX-AP-I decentralised I/O system is designed to allow I/O modules as well as decentralised valve terminals from Festo to be integrated into host systems.
Truly understanding the value of a project for all stakeholders makes the investment decision easier.
The OPC Foundation and FieldComm Group are cooperating to develop an Instrumentation Device Profile that will harmonise OPC UA-based field instruments.
At Bürkert we are equipping more and more of our products and components with IO-Link capabilities.
A single common conformance test plan is to be developed for the IEC/IEEE 60802 TSN Profile for Industrial Automation.