Industrial networks & buses

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.

Four-port modular gigabit switch

17 April, 2008 | Supplied by:

The Moxa EDS-728 modular ethernet switch supports up to four gigabit ports, 24 fast ethernet ports and advanced network control. The EDS-728 is specially designed for redundant gigabit network backbones and uses a modular configuration to provide a high degree of flexibility for network expansion.

Sub bus system

17 April, 2008 | Supplied by: Weidmuller Pty Ltd

Weidmüller has extended its family of SAI Active Universal modules with SAI Active Pro - a sub bus system with a design rated to IP67.

Ethernet and AS-Interface: the ideal partner networks for industrial automation

09 April, 2008 by Helge Hornis, PhD* | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

In manufacturing plant networks, what is frequently overlooked is the lowest level of automation, where sensors, simple binary actuator and safety inputs reside. At this level the number of wire leads that must be routed, stripped and terminated is staggering.

READY - Schneider and Fuji form Japan joint venture

03 April, 2008

Schneider Electric and Fuji Electric have expanded their joint venture program to include their holdings in Japan and Asia.

Tough metal connectors

21 January, 2008 | Supplied by: Weidmuller Pty Ltd

Users can securely plug the connector needed directly into machinery with very little effort - and without a single tool, according to Weidmüller. To connect simply insert the cable, press together and that's it.

FDT specifications for automation applications

06 December, 2007

The FDT Group has released addendums for Profinet I/O and Modbus to its specification, which is the next step towards the application of the FDT technology in factory automation applications.

Data acquisition systems

19 November, 2007 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

GE Fanuc Embedded Systems has announced the release of the DSC-2200.Net network-centric data acquisition systems. Housed in compact 2U rackmount enclosures, the systems are designed to offer low cost yet high performance with maximum ease of use.

Intelligent remote access to PLCs

19 November, 2007 | Supplied by:

eWON provides a comprehensive and seamlessly integrated solution combined in a single package. It contains a modem, an IP router, drivers to 'speak' both DF1 and EtherNet/IP, as well as its own processor to manage the communication tasks autonomously and offer more services on the PLC variables.

Entry-level industrial ethernet

17 October, 2007 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

N-Tron's 100 series industrial ethernet switches, 104TX and 105TX, are low-cost unmanaged four- and five-port industrial ethernet switches.

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