Industrial networks & buses

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Scalance ethernet switches

11 March, 2009 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

The Scalance XB-000 range of unmanaged industrial ethernet switches have IP20 protection, and are suitable for use in industrial environments that are not particularly harsh. Due to the compact box design, the low-cost switches can be fitted on a standard DIN rail in a control cabinet. The XB005, XB008, XB004-1 and XB004-1LD versions have up to eight standard RJ45 ports or four RJ45 ports and a fibre-optic port.


PAANZ celebrates Profibus 20-year anniversary

05 March, 2009

The Profibus Association of Australia & New Zealand (PAANZ) will celebrate Profibus International's 20-year anniversary with a series of events, trade conferences and training seminars in capital cities.


Intelligent device management with EDDL

24 February, 2009 by Jonas Berge* | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

EDDL technology was specifically designed with the process industry in mind. It is an integral part of the bus protocols used in process industries: HART, Foundation fieldbus and Profibus.


Common wireless fieldbus interface on track for 2009

11 February, 2009

The Wireless Cooperation Team is close to validating specifications and compliance guidelines for a common interface and wireless solution that supports the HART, Foundation fieldbus, Profibus and Profinet communications networks.


Profibus communication technology in wastewater treatment

10 February, 2009 by Nick Smith* | Supplied by: Pentair Valves & Controls

The key factor driving investment in wastewater treatment all over the world is cost reduction, and the only way to maintain high standards while reducing costs is to utilise highly sophisticated measurement and process control technology.


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