Industrial networks & buses

IP67 ethernet switches

10 September, 2009 | Supplied by: ICP Electronics Australia Pty Ltd

The ORing IES-2050-M12 is a waterproof, light-managed redundant ring ethernet switch featuring five 10/100base-TX ports, and is IP67 rated. The IES-1050-M12 is an IP67 rated, unmanaged ethernet switch with five 10/100base-Tx ports.

Fieldbus Foundation releases updated H1 and HSE test kits

09 September, 2009

The Fieldbus Foundation has announced the release of its latest FOUNDATION fieldbus conformance and interoperability test kits for use by plant automation equipment suppliers.

Tools are the key to successful Profibus implementation

08 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Pentair Valves & Controls

When Coopers Brewery relocated from Leabrook to Regency Park in 2001, the company took the opportunity to expand its capacity by commissioning an entirely new brew house. International brew house designers Briggs of Burton proposed linking all measuring points with a Profibus communications system, based on its outstanding success in other brew houses worldwide.

Ethernet switch

21 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Daanet Pty Ltd

Hirschmann Industrial Ethernet has released a 10-port switch in the IP67-rated Octopus family of networking devices.

Determinism in industrial ethernet:
A technology overview — Part 2

18 August, 2009 by Glenn Johnson, Editor

In Part 1 of this article we looked generally at the types of innovations that have been used to make use of ethernet in process plants and factory automation. This month we look at some of the most well-known implementations.

Modbus TCP to Profibus SE gateway

30 July, 2009 | Supplied by: ProSoft Technology Inc

ProSoft Technology has released the 5204SE-MNET-PDPMV1 Modbus TCP to Profibus SE gateway, designed with special features to better support and easily integrate with Schneider Electric Modicon M340 processors.

Communication processors

30 July, 2009 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Siemens has developed two communications processors for connecting PCs and S7-300 controllers to Profibus and industrial ethernet.

CC-Link connectors

30 July, 2009 | Supplied by: Soanar Limited

The 381 series Link hermaphroditic connectors and series 382 Link PCB connectors for fieldbus applications from 3M can be used in CC-Link/LT industrial automation field network applications.

Determinism in industrial ethernet:
A technology overview — Part 1

16 July, 2009 by Glenn Johnson, Editor

The benefits of using well-established ethernet and internet technologies in industrial plants are too great to ignore, but overcoming the requirement for real-time operation has led to some innovative approaches to how this ubiquitous technology can be used in process plants and factory automation.

Yokogawa systems named among the first Foundation fieldbus hosts

14 July, 2009 | Supplied by: Yokogawa Australia Pty Ltd

Yokogawa’s Stardom and Centum VP control systems are among the first to pass the Fieldbus Foundation’s recently developed Host Profile Registration Program.

Cat 6 industrial ethernet cable

25 June, 2009 | Supplied by: Belden Australia Pty Ltd

Belden has introduced a Category 6 DataTuff twisted pair cable to its family of industrial ethernet cables. The 7940A cable is EtherNet/IP compliant and is of round construction, which makes it suitable for sealed industrial ethernet connectivity applications.

Fieldbus high-density power hub

25 June, 2009 | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

The FieldConnex fieldbus high-density power hub offers compact dimensions and needs only limited space inside the switching cabinet. Optimised circuits with low power loss result in cooler thermal conditions, which allow the positioning of the board in any direction. In comparison with the previous model, the available power supply current has increased from 360 to 500 mA per fieldbus segment.

Profinet wireless module

25 June, 2009 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

The IM154-6 PN HF IWLAN Profinet-ready wireless interface module enables the higher IP rated ET200pro distributed I/O system to communicate via industrial wireless LAN.

Profibus pulls draglines into the twenty-first century

11 June, 2009 by Inete Pty Ltd

In the coal mining industry, the dragline is the workhorse of the open-cut mine's operation, moving massive amounts of overburden 24 hours a day throughout the year.

1U serial device servers

09 June, 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.

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