Industrial networks & buses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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