Turck’s line of rugged, harsh-duty ethernet switches has been updated to include unmanaged models that will support either 4- or 8-pin M12 twisted pair cable, as well as 4- and 5-pin 7/8-16UN power cable. The 4-pin switch is suitable for EtherNet/IP applications with both managed and unmanaged options, while the 8-pin switch is suitable for standard ethernet applications.
Siemens has fitted three of its industrial ethernet switches with power over ethernet (PoE) functionality in accordance with ethernet standard IEEE 802.3af. Depending on the scope and requirements of the application, the unmanaged switch X108PoE as well as the modular managed switches X308-2M PoE and XR324-4M PoE supply two, four or eight PoE-compatible terminal devices with data and power on a common line.
Turck has expanded its diagnostic power conditioner system with a single-segment redundant backplane that can combine two isolated power supply modules into one FOUNDATION fieldbus segment. The backplane includes an integrated diagnostic unit used to monitor the redundancy of the external bulk power supply along with the H1 power supply - aiding in the availability of the H1 segment. System status is available via a relay contact.
FDI Specification can help lower total cost of ownership of digital field devices.
An updated version of the Wolverine DDW-120 ethernet SHDSL extender with increased data rate is now available. The DDW-120, enhanced for industrial applications, can be used to establish reliable long-distance, high-speed remote connections between simple and complex ethernet networks using any existing twisted pair copper cables.
ORing’s Greyhound Series IGS-3032GC is a 5-port, managed gigabit ethernet switch that features three 10/100/1000 Base-Tx and two gigabit combination SFP ports.
The Hirschmann RSB20 series of managed switches consists of 16 models that are distinguished by the number and type of ports offered, factory settings for EtherNet/IP and specific operating temperature ranges. This is intended to provide an economically attractive entry into the segment of managed switches, where customers only pay for their exact equipment (feature and function) needs. The RSB20 range permits customised, hardened and reliable communications solutions that suit the user’s individual technical need.
The RM3 range of isolators offers isolation and scalable retransmission in a DIN rail mount, 2-wire, loop-powered enclosure.
Moxa’s EDS-608/611/616/619 series of modular managed ethernet switches offer a large selection of media modules. These high-density modular switches are highly flexible and provide up to three gigabit ethernet ports and up to four modular expansion slots for Fast ethernet modules with a large choice of copper or fibre connectors. The entire line features a wide operating temperature range of -40 to 75 ÂºC as well as hot-swappable media modules for reliable operation.
While ethernet networking has been making inroads into the manufacturing plant, the need for a high-availability network architecture is far greater than in its traditional use as an IT network.
The Fieldbus Foundation has announced an updated Host Test Kit DD Application Module.
The Fieldbus Foundation has announced the establishment of the Fieldbus Foundation Australian Marketing Committee (FF AMC).
Power over Ethernet (PoE) is one of the hottest topics in ethernet networking applications today. In addition to commercial IT applications, more and more PoE technologies are being deployed in industrial operations.