Industrial networks & buses

ORing appoints ICP Electronics as Australian distributor

22 January, 2009

ICP Electronics Australia has been appointed the Australian distributor for ORing Industrial Networking Corp.

Ethernet in harsh environments

21 January, 2009 | Supplied by: Fluke Australia Pty Ltd

Ethernet is the most prevalent LAN application worldwide, offering the benefits of standardisation, low-cost components and high-performance switching technology. It’s easy to configure and install.

Harting unveils field-level universal ethernet

08 December, 2008

The Harting Technology Group will use this year's SPS/IPC/DRIVES exhibition in Nuremberg to unveil ‘Fast Track Switching’, claimed to be the first system of its kind in the world that provides open and universal ethernet networking down to machine levels.

Ethernet switching hubs

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Omron Electronics has released the W4S1 series of industrial switching hubs. Switching hubs are a requirement for all ethernet networks with three or more nodes. In the initial release, three models are available, with either three or five ports.

EtherNet/IP modules

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

EtherNet/IP (industrial protocol) is a global standard for industrial communications using ethernet. Using the low-cost infrastructure offered by ethernet, EtherNet/IP ensures customers have a cost-effective, high-performance network.

Stratix series ethernet switches

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Rockwell Automation has joined forces with Cisco to develop a comprehensive portfolio of industrial ethernet switches. The pairing provides businesses with improved access to solutions that optimise network integration throughout the enterprise — from the manufacturing floor through to the boardroom.

Outdoor connectors

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Soanar Limited

Harting has extended the Han connector product range. The integration of the standard LC fibre-optic connectors, in single mode and multi-mode, meets the demands set by harsh outdoor environments.

LioN-Link bus coupler

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Soanar Limited

Lumberg Automation has developed a bus coupler with a Profinet interface for the modular, decentralised LioN-Link system. This bus coupler has an integrated switch which enables Profinet network wiring in Profibus network line topology.

Four signal isolator channels in a 1" footprint

20 November, 2008 | Supplied by: Moore Industries Pacific Inc

Moore Industries has addressed the requirement for very narrow instruments with the miniMOORE family of multichannel analog signal conditioners. The signal conditioners deliver up to four low-cost I/O channels in a 1" footprint.

First Profibus Competence Centre in Australia

11 November, 2008 | Supplied by: Pentair Valves & Controls

Tyco Flow Control Pacific has been accredited by Profibus International (PI) as the first Profibus International Competence Centre (PICC) in Australia. Profibus is now a $60 billion market and dominates all sectors of industrial automation. It has more devices in the field than all rival Fieldbus systems combined.

Hazardous area M2M networking

01 November, 2008 | Supplied by: Dominion Electronics

Digi International has introduced a line of wired and wireless device networking solutions designed for reliable operation in hazardous environments. The product line includes the Digi Connect WAN IA cellular router, XTend RF modem, PortServer TS Haz MEI serial server and Digi One IAP Haz serial server.

H1 registered data cable

01 November, 2008 | Supplied by: Belden Australia Pty Ltd

The IndustrialTuff DataBus cable, part number 3076F, is registered to the Foundation Fieldbus H1 Cable Test Specification. It is a Type A 18 AWG stranded cable featuring a polyolefin insulation, orange or intrinsically safe blue PVC jacket and a 100% Beldfoil shield with TC drain wire.

EDS-G308 gigabit ethernet switch

01 November, 2008 | Supplied by: CrispTech Pty Ltd

The Moxa EDS-G308 is equipped with 8 gigabit ethernet ports with up to two selectable fibre-optic 100/1000M SFP modules.

World’s largest ‘smart’ pulp mill in Chile

20 October, 2008 | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

The world’s largest ‘smart’ pulping mill has been built by Celulosa Arauco at Nueva Aldea in central Chile. Digital automation by Emerson Process Management allows mill personnel to readily access more data, allowing for easier calibration and greater mill-wide visibility, efficiency and management.

PoE switches

05 October, 2008 | Supplied by: FyberLynx

Transition’s industrial POE switches are power sourcing equipment devices that comply with the IEEE802.3af 2003 standard and combine data received over a fibre-optic link with -48 VDC power, providing power to powered devices over unshielded twisted pair cabling.

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