Industrial networks & buses

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.

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.

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.

Fieldbus Foundation announces copyright agreement with Prolist International

05 June, 2009

The Fieldbus Foundation's announced copyright agreement with Prolist International means that fieldbus parameter names and definitions will be included in standardised device specifications.

Quantitative evaluation of Foundation Fieldbus Control in the Field (CIF)

04 June, 2009

The Fieldbus Foundation, through its EMEA operations, has joined the Applied Control Technology Consortium (ACTC), based in Glasgow, Scotland. Through this membership, the ACTC will undertake a program of formal, quantitative evaluations of Foundation Fieldbus technology.

Industrial wireless ethernet radio

21 May, 2009 | Supplied by:

N-TRON’s 702-W series industrial wireless ethernet radio claims the highest throughput of any industrial wireless device currently available.

ABB’s System 800xA one of the first systems registered as Foundation Fieldbus host

18 May, 2009 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has announced its Extended Automation System 800xA was recently registered as an initial Foundation fieldbus host system after it passed the Fieldbus Foundation’s rigorous new Host Profile Registration Process.

Compact Profinet block I/O

11 May, 2009 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

The compact block I/O modules with Profinet interface are an addition to the Siemens range of distributed I/O systems with a high degree of protection (IP65/67).

Layer-2 gigabit ethernet switch

11 May, 2009 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has announced the NETernity RM983RC VME ethernet switch. Designed for demanding network switching applications in industrial, government, telecommunications and defence applications, the 6U form factor RM983RC switch provides support for 12 or 24 gigabit ethernet ports. It ships with GE Fanuc’s OpenWare Lite switch management environment, providing customers with the flexibility to manage configuration of the RM983RC from a serial console or via the network.

N-TRON 700 industrial ethernet switches

20 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

The N-TRON 700 series industrial ethernet switches are suitable for use connecting ethernet enabled industrial and/or security equipment and are fully managed switches.

Installing fieldbus — Part 2

20 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Moore Industries Pacific Inc

Fieldbus is a wonderful technology with many benefits, but fieldbus installation requires some additional considerations over and above normal 4–20 mA projects, not the least of which is how to prepare for fault conditions.

Fieldbus Foundation announces first registered fieldbus hosts

09 April, 2009

Yokogawa's Stardom and Centum VP control systems, and ABB's System 800xA extended automation system, are the first host systems to pass the Fieldbus Foundation's Host Profile Registration Process.

ConneXium industrial ethernet switches

01 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

The ConneXium industrial ethernet infrastructure family includes industrial switches, hubs, transceivers, cables and tools. In addition, it features industrial protocol-to-ethernet gateways, such as MB to ethernet and MB+ to ethernet. The family of products also includes industrial ethernet software tools, such as the ConneXview ethernet diagnostic tool.

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