Industrial networks & buses > Fieldbus

Four generations of I/O integration

28 January, 2020 by Shishir Rege*

Over the years, technology has improved in the routing and terminating of I/O, increasing efficiency and productivity for machine builders.

igus develops smart plastics app for Fanuc FIELD system

10 January, 2020

Fanuc has announced an open industrial IoT platform for which third-party vendors can create apps.

Pepperl+Fuchs SC-System signal conditioners

06 December, 2019

The user-friendly and slim design makes the SC-System signal conditioners a practical and economical solution, offering a high packing density due to their low heat dissipation.

Wireless fieldbus solves robot problem for NZ manufacturer

04 December, 2019

Communication failures caused by cable faults in a stacker robot were solved with a wireless fieldbus system.

ODVA announces EtherNet/IP enhancements

04 December, 2019

ODVA has published enhancements to the EtherNet/IP Specification for IO-Link integration and NE107 diagnostics.

Softing Profibus Tester 5

01 August, 2019

The Softing Profibus Tester 5 is an all-in-one tool for testing bus physics, bus communication and cabling.

PROFINET with TSN Specification completed

19 July, 2019

Profibus International has announced that Profinet specification 2.4 has been completed.

FDT Group approves FITS specification for final member review

27 June, 2019

The FDT IIoT Server standard will empower platform-independent, information-driven business models.

Satisfying manufacturers through simpler integration

21 June, 2019

The Open Integration program aims to acheive fast and manufacturer-independent integration of components and devices into various automation systems.

ICP DAS ECAT-M801 EtherCAT PCIe module

14 June, 2019

The ECAT-M801 EtherCAT PCIe module provides motion control up to 32 axes, and connectivity with up to 64 slave nodes.

Pepperl+Fuchs G10 ultra-compact AS-I module

01 May, 2019

The G10 ultra-compact AS-Interface module is an AS-I slave module with a size of 22 x 27 x 40 mm per I/O.

Conveyor system optimised by EtherCAT

24 April, 2019

EtherCAT controllers by Beckhoff enabled tna Australia to streamline the architecture and boost the power of its roflo 3 horizontal conveyor.

Pilz PSS u2 ES 4IOL IO-Link master module

24 April, 2019

The PSS u2 ES 4IOL IO-Link master module is designed to enable communication between the PSSuniversal 2 remote I/O system and sensors or actuators.

IO-Link enables Industry 4.0 and reduces costs

11 April, 2019 by Will Healy III

Motivations for flexible manufacturing, efficient production and visibility require that we have more diagnostics and data available for analysis and monitoring.

Acromag SP330 series isolated signal splitter/duplicators

03 April, 2019

Acromag's SP330 series of isolated signal splitter/duplicators are designed to accommodate a broad variety of applications.

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