Industrial networks & buses

Turck PB-XEPI Ethernet/Profibus device coupler

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

The PB-XEPI Ethernet/Profibus device coupler combines integrated web server software with diagnostic functionality, to enable users to monitor Profibus networks remotely through a web browser, without disrupting network operations. The PB-XEPI may be integrated into new or existing Profibus networks in pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and packaging applications.


Moxa MXview industrial network management

20 April, 2010 | Supplied by: Madison Technologies

The Moxa MXview industrial network management software (iNMS) package for industrial ethernet automation networks is a web-based network management tool that supports up to 500 network devices across distributed subnets. MXview can scan a network to create a visual map of the network to help network administrators quickly discover, monitor and troubleshoot complex traffic and network events.


Turck industrial ethernet switches

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

Turck’s line of rugged, harsh-duty ethernet switches has been updated to include unmanaged models that will support either 4- or 8-pin M12 twisted pair cable, as well as 4- and 5-pin 7/8-16UN power cable. The 4-pin switch is suitable for EtherNet/IP applications with both managed and unmanaged options, while the 8-pin switch is suitable for standard ethernet applications.


Siemens Simatic ET 200S PM-E RO power module and function blocks

20 April, 2010 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Siemens has launched its first Profienergy products: the Simatic ET 200S PM-E RO power module for the Simatic ET 200S High Feature distributed I/O system, and function blocks for Simatic controllers. The power module specifically switches off individual inputs and outputs of the Simatic ET 200S High Feature I/O system and disconnects their connected loads from the power supply.


Brandywine PTP80 Grandmaster PTP clock

24 March, 2010 | Supplied by: Unitronix Pty Ltd

Brandywine has released a range of dedicated instruments utilising the IEEE 1588 PTP protocol.


Siemens X108PoE, X308-2M PoE and XR324-4M PoE ethernet switches

24 March, 2010 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Siemens has fitted three of its industrial ethernet switches with power over ethernet (PoE) functionality in accordance with ethernet standard IEEE 802.3af. Depending on the scope and requirements of the application, the unmanaged switch X108PoE as well as the modular managed switches X308-2M PoE and XR324-4M PoE supply two, four or eight PoE-compatible terminal devices with data and power on a common line.


Turck single-segment redundant backplane

10 March, 2010 | Supplied by: Turck Australia Pty Ltd

Turck has expanded its diagnostic power conditioner system with a single-segment redundant backplane that can combine two isolated power supply modules into one FOUNDATION fieldbus segment. The backplane includes an integrated diagnostic unit used to monitor the redundancy of the external bulk power supply along with the H1 power supply - aiding in the availability of the H1 segment. System status is available via a relay contact.


Honeywell joins field device integration cooperation

25 February, 2010 | Supplied by: Honeywell Process Solutions

FDI Specification can help lower total cost of ownership of digital field devices.


Wolverine DDW-120 ethernet SHDSL extender

22 February, 2010 | Supplied by: Madison Technologies

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.


ORing IGS-3032GC 5-port managed gigabit ethernet switch

07 February, 2010 | Supplied by: ICP Electronics Australia Pty Ltd

ORing’s Greyhound Series IGS-3032GC is a 5-port, managed gigabit ethernet switch that features three 10/100/1000 Base-Tx and two gigabit combination SFP ports.


Hirschmann RSB20 series of managed switches

22 January, 2010 | Supplied by: Belden Australia Pty Ltd

The Hirschmann RSB20 series of managed switches consists of 16 models that are distinguished by the number and type of ports offered, factory settings for EtherNet/IP and specific operating temperature ranges. This is intended to provide an economically attractive entry into the segment of managed switches, where customers only pay for their exact equipment (feature and function) needs. The RSB20 range permits customised, hardened and reliable communications solutions that suit the user’s individual technical need.


Amalgamated Instrument RM3 range of isolators/transmitters

22 January, 2010 | Supplied by: Amalgamated Instrument Co

The RM3 range of isolators offers isolation and scalable retransmission in a DIN rail mount, 2-wire, loop-powered enclosure.


Harting M12-Cat6A 8-pin ethernet connectors

15 January, 2010 | Supplied by: HARTING Pty Ltd

The Phoenix Contact Group and the Harting Technology Group have jointly developed a new generation of M12 connectors for maximum data rates, known as the M12-Cat6A.


Moxa EDS-608/611/616/619 modular managed ethernet switches

15 January, 2010 | Supplied by: CrispTech Pty Ltd

Moxa’s EDS-608/611/616/619 series of modular managed ethernet switches offer a large selection of media modules. These high-density modular switches are highly flexible and provide up to three gigabit ethernet ports and up to four modular expansion slots for Fast ethernet modules with a large choice of copper or fibre connectors. The entire line features a wide operating temperature range of -40 to 75 ºC as well as hot-swappable media modules for reliable operation.


High-availability architectures for ethernet in manufacturing

27 December, 2009 by Paul Wacker, Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group | Supplied by: Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

While ethernet networking has been making inroads into the manufacturing plant, the need for a high-availability network architecture is far greater than in its traditional use as an IT network.


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