Industrial networks & buses

FDT 2.1 release sets a path for the IIoT-connected enterprise

27 April, 2018

Enhanced specification focused on security, performance, ease of use and investment protection.


Balluff distributed modular I/O for food and beverage

11 April, 2018 | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

Balluff has introduced a range of machine-mount, IP69K protection rated, ECOLAB certified distributed I/O modules supporting EtherNet/IP, Profinet and IO-Link.


Wireless links and networks: determining your antenna needs

06 April, 2018 by Glenn Johnson, Editor, Process Technology

Wireless networks are becoming increasingly commonplace in industrial environments, but most process engineers are not necessarily trained in radiophysics.


Connectivity: backbone of the digital enterprise — Part 2

03 April, 2018 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Bridging the divide between OT and IT will support collaboration and enhance overall production efficiency, reliability, visibility, flexibility and security.


Hirschmann SPIDER III Premium Line unmanaged switches

03 April, 2018 | Supplied by: Belden Australia Pty Ltd

The Hirschmann SPIDER III Premium Line allows users to quickly and easily configure basic switching parameters through the device's USB interface.


Pepperl+Fuchs BULLETT WirelessHART adapter

01 April, 2018 | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

The BULLET is a loop- or line-powered WirelessHART adapter that enables new and existing wired 4–20 mA and HART field devices to communicate wirelessly.


Power over Ethernet

01 April, 2018 | Supplied by: Delta Energy Systems

The benefits of PoE are numerous, and today there is a growing demand for industrial-grade PoE equipment in many different industry sectors.


HMS eWON Flexy IIoT gateway

27 March, 2018 | Supplied by: Global M2M

HMS Industrial Networks has announced that its IIoT gateway range, eWON Flexy, now supports Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol.


5 reasons to use IO-Link

20 March, 2018 | Supplied by: HYDAC International

IO-Link is a standardised communication technology. You let the sensors and actuators do the talking. Simply plug in the cable and off you go.


Connectivity: backbone of the digital enterprise — Part 1

16 March, 2018 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Bridging the divide between OT and IT will support collaboration and enhance overall production efficiency, reliability, visibility, flexibility and security.


OPC Foundation and FieldComm Group cooperate on standard information model

05 March, 2018

The OPC Foundation and FieldComm Group are cooperating to develop a standardised information model for process automation devices.


Industrial Ethernet is now bigger than fieldbus

02 March, 2018 | Supplied by: Global M2M

HMS Industrial Networks' annual study of the industrial network market shows that Ethernet has overtaken traditional fieldbus technologies in new installations.


Automating yoghurt production in Chobani’s new plant

02 March, 2018 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

When building its $30m plant, Chobani wanted to partner with experts who could respond to a production process based on a 'through process' as opposed to a 'batching process'.


Turck TBEN-S-RFID interface

01 March, 2018 | Supplied by: Turck Australia Pty Ltd

To meet the ever-shrinking dimensional needs of devices on the factory floor, Turck has developed its compact TBEN-S-RFID interface with an IP67 rating.


Hirschmann Industrial HiVision 7.1 switch management software

21 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Belden Australia Pty Ltd

Industrial HiVision 7.1 improves functionality with the addition of features for PoE detection and management, as well as added support for configuring emerging technologies such as TSN.


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