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.
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.
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 is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and is trying to find the oldest of its products that are still in service.
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.
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.
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.
Schneider Electric and Fuji Electric have expanded their joint venture program to include their holdings in Japan and Asia.
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.
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.
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.