ORing-Networking has upgraded the IDS-5000 series industrial device servers. The devices can be used to connect RS232/422/485 serial devices, such as PLCs, sensors, card readers, meters, motors and drives in industrial environments.
The Moxa NPort IA5000A series of 1-, 2- and 4-port industrial-grade serial device servers are IEC61000-4-5 compliant to provide a robust, safe, and reliable serial-to-ethernet solution for environments subject to voltage spikes, electrical noise, and extreme weather, due to built-in serial, ethernet and power surge protection.
The IAP-320 from ORing is a reliable IEEE802.11 a/b/g WLAN access point with two LAN ports. It supports 802.1x and MAC filters for security control. The devices can be configured to operate in AP/bridge/repeater/AP-client mode easily. Users are able to configure the series using a web interface via the LAN port or WLAN interface. The series provides dual ethernet ports in switch mode, so that users can use daisy chain to reduce the usage of ethernet switch ports. In addition, the series also provides an IEEE802.3af-compliant PoE PD feature on one of the ethernet ports, with up to 1 kV voltage isolation.
The Anybus Communicator from HMS now provides easy fieldbus and industrial ethernet connectivity for industrial devices that have a Rockwell Automation/Allen Bradley DF1 protocol interface. Almost any DF1 supported device can now be connected to all major industrial networks and PLC systems.
The Data-Linc CIX System is designed to offer a cost-effective, automation I/O extender that provides direct PLC connection via communication ports to I/O points - with no PLC programming or proprietary software required.
The eWON 4002 is an M2M gateway designed for the OEM, infrastructure, utilities and system integrator markets. It offers several analog, digital and serial inputs and outputs, and has both web and FTP servers embedded as well as an independent alarm management system, data logging and web diagnostic capabilities in an industrial chassis with DIN rail mounting and 24 VDC supply.
Moxa has released the CSM-200 series of slide-in ethernet-to-fibre modules for the NRack System. The modules provide media conversion from 10/100baseT(X) to 100baseFX (SC or ST connector) for fibre-optic transmission up to 40 km. For secure remote failure detection of connected devices, the CSM-200 series supports the TS-1000 protocol. Via a DIP switch, users can switch between store-and-forward mode for high-performance throughput and cut-through mode for real-time response. The CSM-200 series also features hot swapping, so modules can be installed or removed without interrupting the entire system.
The QSU2-540 industrial communications module has four independent serial ports with each port able to support RS232, RS422 or RS485 protocols.
An updated version of the Wolverine DDW-120 ethernet SHDSL extender with increased data rate is now available. The DDW-120, enhanced for industrial applications, can be used to establish reliable long-distance, high-speed remote connections between simple and complex ethernet networks using any existing twisted pair copper cables.
The RM3 range of isolators offers isolation and scalable retransmission in a DIN rail mount, 2-wire, loop-powered enclosure.
Moxa has released the NPort S8455I-MM-SC, which combines an ethernet switch and serial device server in a single solution with two fibre ethernet ports, three ethernet ports and four RS-232/422/485 serial ports. This design allows users to save cabinet space and reduce overall power consumption and costs since there is no need to purchase separate switches and serial device server products.
The Wolverine ethernet extender series from Westermo has been enhanced with Class 1, Division 2 approval. This allows the Wolverine series to be installed in hazardous or potentially explosive environments containing flammable vapours and gases.
The CP-602E-I, CP-602U-I and CB-602I are 2-port CAN interface boards designed to provide host computers with CAN ports through the PCI Express, Universal PCI, or PC/104 interfaces. In addition to supporting reliable communications, these boards come with 2 kV isolation protection to shield host computers from potentially damaging electrical spikes. All three models support a wide operating temperature range from -40 to 85 °C, making them suitable for use in critical applications.
The JS100 ethernet-to-serial converter is designed to allow communications over point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radio channels with remote devices, such as RTUs or PLCs that have ethernet data ports.
Siemens has developed two communications processors for connecting PCs and S7-300 controllers to Profibus and industrial ethernet.