Industrial networks & buses

ConneXium industrial ethernet switches

01 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric Eco Building

The ConneXium industrial ethernet infrastructure family includes industrial switches, hubs, transceivers, cables and tools. In addition, it features industrial protocol-to-ethernet gateways, such as MB to ethernet and MB+ to ethernet. The family of products also includes industrial ethernet software tools, such as the ConneXview ethernet diagnostic tool.


Cat 5e flexible cables

01 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Belden Australia Pty Ltd

Belden has introduced the category 5e DataTuff SI7938A shielded twisted pair continuous flex cable for use in continuous motion machinery, such as C-Track and festoon systems, as well as robotics frequently used in discrete manufacturing and automated assembly lines. It features a flexible, stranded and shielded construction to resist machine and plant floor vibration, along with high noise immunity.


1U serial device servers

01 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

The EKI-1528 and EKI-1526 serial device servers feature 8 and 16 RS232/422/485 serial ports in a 1U rackmount chassis.


Modbus gateways

01 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

The EKI-1220 series Modbus Gateways are designed for quick and easy integration of Modbus serial devices with industrial ethernet networks. Available in two configurations, the EKI-1221 and EKI-1222 feature one or two RS232/422/485 serial ports, with redundant 10/100 Mbps ethernet connections, for transparently connecting Modbus ASCII/RTU and Modbus/TCP devices and equipment.


Installing fieldbus — Part 1

23 March, 2009 | Supplied by: Moore Industries Pacific Inc

Fieldbus (the use of digital communications networks for distributed instrumentation and control) is a wonderful technology with many benefits, but fieldbus installation requires some additional considerations over and above normal 4–20 mA projects.


Profinet node growth exceeds expectations

18 March, 2009

Profinet is experiencing a rapid increase in the number of installed nodes, recording a 40% growth in the number of instalments during 2008.


DeviceNet gateway

14 March, 2009 | Supplied by: Turck Australia Pty Ltd

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 ethernet extender

14 March, 2009 | Supplied by: Paqworks

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.


Profibus-DP bus interface module

13 March, 2009 | Supplied by: GE Intelligent Platforms

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has announced the availability of a Profibus-DP bus interface module for its 8000 line of general purpose and intrinsically safe I/O.


Fast/Gigabit Ethernet switch

13 March, 2009 | Supplied by: Daanet Pty Ltd

The managed Fast/Gigabit Ethernet switch of the MACH1000 family from Hirschmann Automation and Control has all its ports with the exception of a service port located on the rear of the device. The 24 Fast Ethernet ports, up to four of which support PoE, are available with M12 connections as well as in any combination for other connectors such as MTRJ, St, SC or RJ45. For the gigabit uplinks, two combo ports (10/100/1000 Base-Tx) are optionally available and can be equipped with SFP fibre modules (1000 Base-Fx/SX/LX/LH). In this way, the new design offers a high bandwidth in combination with industry-proven M12 connection technology.


Profibus-DP bus interface module

13 March, 2009 | Supplied by: GE Intelligent Platforms

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has announced the availability of a Profibus-DP bus interface module for its 8000 line of general purpose and intrinsically safe I/O.


Fast/Gigabit Ethernet switch

13 March, 2009 | Supplied by: Daanet Pty Ltd

The managed Fast/Gigabit Ethernet switch of the MACH1000 family from Hirschmann Automation and Control has all its ports with the exception of a service port located on the rear of the device. The 24 Fast Ethernet ports, up to four of which support PoE, are available with M12 connections as well as in any combination for other connectors such as MTRJ, St, SC or RJ45. For the gigabit uplinks, two combo ports (10/100/1000 Base-Tx) are optionally available and can be equipped with SFP fibre modules (1000 Base-Fx/SX/LX/LH). In this way, the new design offers a high bandwidth in combination with industry-proven M12 connection technology.


Modular ethernet connectors

12 March, 2009 | Supplied by: HARTING Pty Ltd

The Han-Modular series is a versatile, open connector system. Users can configure their own connectors which match the needs of their particular application.


Hybrid Profinet cable

12 March, 2009 | Supplied by: HARTING Pty Ltd

The Harting Technology Group’s hybrid Profinet cables combine Profinet data and 24 V power distribution in a single cable, making installation easier and faster. The hybrid cable is suitable for use with the Harting Profinet Han 3A RJ45 connector family.


Fieldbus Foundation establishes Asia–Pacific Executive Advisory Council

11 March, 2009

The Fieldbus Foundation has established an Asia–Pacific Executive Advisory Council (AP-EAC), to help drive adoption of open, non-proprietary Foundation fieldbus technology in East Asia, South-East Asia, India, Australia and New Zealand.


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