Industrial networks & buses

Decentralised I/O system

05 September, 2008 | Supplied by: Pilz Australia Industrial Automation LP

The PSSuniversal decentralised I/O system, for connection to Profinet and Profinet safe, can be individually adapted to suit the respective application. It is easy to manage during commissioning and engineering.


BlueScope’s bold instrumentation plan is a winner

25 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Endress+Hauser Australia Pty Ltd

BlueScope Steel set up its first Colorbond paintline facility in 1966 at Port Kembla and, over the years, demand for its roofing, guttering, fences, sheds and warehouses showed phenomenal growth. With demand for Colorbond steel products pushing capacity limits in 2003, the company decided to set up a plant at Erskine Park in Sydney, as the city’s western region had become the single biggest consumer of Colorbond products in Australia.


Profinet I/O modules

08 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Siemens has added a new interface module with CPU functionality to the Simatic ET200S product family of distributed I/O devices. The IM151-8 PN/DP CPU handles control tasks and communications functions via Profinet. The module is also available in a fail-safe version IM151-8 PN/DP F-CPU.


Serial device servers

08 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

The EKI-1521 and EKI-1522 serial device servers allow RS232/422/485 serial devices to be remotely monitored, managed and controlled over ethernet and internet protocol (IP) networks. Equipped with dual 10/100Base-Tx ethernet ports, these devices ensure data transmission even in the event of a network link failure.


Moxa ethernet switches

08 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Paqworks

Moxa has announced the EDS-200A series ethernet switches. This series includes both 5- and 8-port models that come with a rugged, IP30 protected, aluminium housing and redundant dual power inputs with 9.6 to 60 VDC or 18 to 30 VAC to give users greater flexibility for a variety of industrial applications.


Profibus PA and Foundation Fieldbus — a cost comparison

28 July, 2008 by James Powell* | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

There have been many comparisons between Foundation Fieldbus (FF) and Profibus for use on field instruments in the process industries. If you put the two protocols side by side you will see that either will do the job and provide the much published cost savings.


Peer-to-peer ethernet I/O modules

08 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

A firmware enhancement for the ADAM-6000 ethernet I/O modules adds advanced peer-to-peer (P2P) and graphic condition logic (GCL) functionality.


Fieldbus junction bricks

08 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Turck Australia Pty Ltd

The JRBS junction bricks for Foundation Fieldbus provide quick and easy connection of multiple devices to the main fieldbus trunk. JRBS junction bricks are available with 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 ports and feature removable terminals for simple, efficient installation and wiring modification in tight spaces.


Hirschmann ethernet switches

08 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Daanet Pty Ltd

Hirschmann has released two managed industrial ethernet switches - a Fast (model RSR20) and a Gigabit Ethernet version (RSR30). Featuring a metal case and redundant power supplies (DC/DC or AC/DC mix), they are designed to provide extremely high EMI resistance.


Hirschmann managed industrial ethernet switches

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Daanet Pty Ltd

Hirschmann has released two managed industrial ethernet switches — a Fast (model RSR20) and a Gigabit Ethernet version (RSR30). Featuring a metal case and redundant power supplies (DC/DC or AC/DC mix), they are designed to provide extremely high EMI resistance.


PROFIBUS group develops uniform device integration

18 June, 2008

The PROFIBUS User Organization (PNO) has announced it is drawing up a first draft of a uniform solution for device integration that is fully compatible with both EDDL and FDT technologies.


Diagnostic power conditioner

17 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Turck Australia Pty Ltd

TURCK's Diagnostic Power Conditioner system (DPC) for Foundation Fieldbus H1 features an integrated diagnostics module.


Profinet market booming

22 May, 2008

Profinet is firmly established in the field of automation with over a million nodes installed around the world, according to PI (Profibus & Profinet International).


Moore Industries seeks oldest products in service

12 May, 2008

Moore Industries is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and is trying to find the oldest of its products that are still in service.


Process manufacturer celebrates 40 years

05 May, 2008

Moore Industries-International, a leader in the design and manufacture of electronic measurement and interface instruments for the process industries, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2008.


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