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 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.
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.
Siemens has developed two communications processors for connecting PCs and S7-300 controllers to Profibus and industrial ethernet.
ProSoft Technology has released the 5204SE-MNET-PDPMV1 Modbus TCP to Profibus SE gateway, designed with special features to better support and easily integrate with Schneider Electric Modicon M340 processors.
The EKI-1528 and EKI-1526 serial device servers feature 8 and 16 RS232/422/485 serial ports in a 1U rackmount chassis.
Turck has expanded its line of BL20 economy modules with the release of a DeviceNet gateway. This addition augments Turck’s current PROFIBUS-DP and CANopen gateways for the BL20 economy system.
Westermo has released a high-speed industrial ethernet extender. The DDW-120 utilises SHDSL transmission technology, allowing existing twisted pair cables to be used to establish a high-speed remote connection between two ethernet networks. With transfer rates up to 5.7 Mbps and an operating distance of up to 15 km at lower data rates, this is an easy-to-install alternative to fibre-optic or radio systems when linking remote ethernet networks.
The EKI-1521 and EKI-1522 serial device servers allow RS232/422/485 serial devices to be remotely monitored, managed and controlled over ethernet and internet protocol (IP) networks. Equipped with dual 10/100Base-Tx ethernet ports, these devices ensure data transmission even in the event of a network link failure.
A firmware enhancement for the ADAM-6000 ethernet I/O modules adds advanced peer-to-peer (P2P) and graphic condition logic (GCL) functionality.
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems has announced the release of the DSC-2200.Net network-centric data acquisition systems. Housed in compact 2U rackmount enclosures, the systems are designed to offer low cost yet high performance with maximum ease of use.
A new line of Modbus based IO modules for data acquisition and other applications is now available from CrispTech.