Industrial networks & buses

Signal isolators, converters and interfaces - Part 1

10 September, 2010 | Supplied by: Moore Industries Pacific Inc

By using the right signal interface instruments, in the right ways, potential problems can be easily avoided well before they boil over.

FOUNDATION Fieldbus specification updated

23 August, 2010

The Fieldbus Foundation has announced that an updated version of its FOUNDATION Fieldbus technical specification is now available.

HMS Anybus Communicator with DF1 protocol

17 August, 2010 | Supplied by: Global Automation Asia-Pacific

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.

Industrial network management: finding the perfect solution

28 July, 2010 | Supplied by: CrispTech Pty Ltd

If you manage or operate an industrial automation network, then network management is something that you are already doing. Wouldn't it be ideal to automate these management tasks with software, in order to improve the efficiency of the process?

ORing RGS-7244GP gigabit managed switch

20 July, 2010 | Supplied by: ICP Electronics Australia Pty Ltd

ORing’s RGS-7244GP gigabit managed switch is designed for harsh industrial environments and applications with long transmission distance requirements such as a thermal power plant.

Data-Linc CIX System wireless network extender

20 July, 2010 | Supplied by: Wired & Wireless Solutions International

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.

Kontron CP3923 3U CompactPCI ethernet switch

22 June, 2010 | Supplied by: Kontron Australia Pty Ltd

The CP3923 3U CompactPCI ethernet switch for IPv4/v6 communication networks and network-centric applications has up to 16 gigabit ethernet ports. The fully managed switch is designed to be a cost-effective, high-performance solution for harsh environments. The target markets include networking, transportation, aerospace, military and automation.

Ethernet Direct CME-822E 10-port SNMP-managed PoE switch

20 June, 2010 | Supplied by: Ethernet Direct

The CME-822E is a fault-tolerant industrial 10-port SNMP-managed PoE switch that supports eight PSE-classified PoE injector ports. Dual SFP sockets are also provided, for installation of fast ethernet or gigabit mini-GBIC modules, and providing the flexibility to support multimode, singlemode or WDM fibre optic supporting various distances up to 120 km.

National Instruments CompactRIO PROFIBUS C Series modules

17 June, 2010 | Supplied by: National Instruments Aust Pty Ltd

Interfaces for PROFIBUS, FOUNDATION Fieldbus and DeviceNet that make it possible for engineers to connect LabVIEW, programmable automation controllers (PACs) and embedded systems to their existing industrial networks have been announced.

ODVA releases new specifications

03 June, 2010

The Open DeviceNet Vendors Association (ODVA) has published new editions of the specifications for ODVA networks.

Determinism in industrial ethernet: the EtherCAT protocol

23 May, 2010 by Glenn Johnson

Last year we published a review of technologies that are used to provide real-time or near-real-time operation over Ethernet networks. This month we examine one of them in more depth.

Interworld Electronics QSU2-540 industrial communications module

06 May, 2010 | Supplied by:

The QSU2-540 industrial communications module has four independent serial ports with each port able to support RS232, RS422 or RS485 protocols.

Ethernet for Brisbane container terminal

04 May, 2010 | Supplied by: CrispTech Pty Ltd

The Patrick Autostrad Terminal at Brisbane is now benefitting from remote control via industrial ethernet technology.

Hirschmann Eagle Tofino security switches

28 April, 2010 | Supplied by: Belden Australia Pty Ltd

Belden has announced a range of zone-level security switches that are designed to protect control systems against network problems and cyber threats. The Hirschmann Eagle Tofino range combines a security appliance with a collection of software modules that are intended to together provide practical and effective industrial network security that is simple to implement and does not require plant shutdowns.

Hirschmann BAT controllers WLC25, WLC50 and WLC100

20 April, 2010 | Supplied by: Belden Australia Pty Ltd

The Hirschmann BAT controllers WLC25, WLC50 and WLC100 are designed for use in switch cabinets and can be used to centrally configure and manage 25, 50 or 100 WLAN access points respectively. As these controllers are fully compatible to all Hirschmann access points in the BAT series, existing BAT equipment does not need to be replaced.

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