Industrial networks & buses

ABB and Ericsson demonstrate distant robot control over 5G

22 January, 2020 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB and Ericsson, together with Swisscom, have demonstrated how easily and effectively robots can be controlled over wide distances utilising 5G.

igus develops smart plastics app for Fanuc FIELD system

10 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

Fanuc has announced an open industrial IoT platform for which third-party vendors can create apps.

Allen-Bradley ArmorBlock I/O modules

19 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Rockwell Automation has updated its range of On-Machine I/O modules to support smart machines used in harsh applications.

HMS Networks Ixxat smart grid gateways

16 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Global M2M

Ixxat smart grid gateways enable data exchange between IEC61850 or IEC60870-5-104 based energy networks and common fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet systems.

Bringing 5G to the factory needs a new approach from telcos

11 December, 2019

Targeting enterprise verticals is vitally important for telcos and the successful deployment of 5G.

Pepperl+Fuchs SC-System signal conditioners

06 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

The user-friendly and slim design makes the SC-System signal conditioners a practical and economical solution, offering a high packing density due to their low heat dissipation.

Wireless fieldbus solves robot problem for NZ manufacturer

04 December, 2019 | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

Communication failures caused by cable faults in a stacker robot were solved with a wireless fieldbus system.

ODVA announces EtherNet/IP enhancements

04 December, 2019

ODVA has published enhancements to the EtherNet/IP Specification for IO-Link integration and NE107 diagnostics.

Emerson releases easy-to-deploy digital asset monitoring

26 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

The AMS Asset Monitor's small form factor and Ethernet connectivity make it easy to add to existing assets to deliver continuous asset data and analytics.

Red Lion Crimson 3.1 data stations and HMI panels

22 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

Red Lion's Crimson 3.1 range of data stations and operator touch interface panels for multi-vendor cloud connectivity offer 300 industrial built-in protocols including MQTT, SQL and OPC connectors.

Hirschmann OCTOPUS PoE Gigabit managed switches

18 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Belden Australia Pty Ltd

The Hirschmann Gigabit OCTOPUS switches offer high network performance with full Gigabit Ethernet options on all ports.

Is 5G ready for manufacturing?

12 November, 2019 by Jonathan Wilkins, Marketing Director, EU Automation | Supplied by: EU Automation

Beyond the media controversy, 5G technology has the potential to bring about a fundamental change in the way manufacturers operate.

Advantech WISE-4610 LoRa sensor node

01 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

The WISE-4610 sensor node provides convenient functions such as customised private/public networks and GPS positioning.

Red Lion slimline signal conditioners

18 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

Red Lion slimline signal conditioners have been designed for process signal amplification, isolation and conversion in all industrial environments.

Westermo L108-F2G-S2-12VDC device server and switch

14 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Westermo Teleindustri AB

The Westermo L108-F2G-S2-12VDC is a device server with a managed layer 2 Industrial Ethernet switch, powered by the Westermo WeOS network operating system.

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