Industrial networks & buses

Allen-Bradley Stratix 2500 lightly managed Ethernet switch

23 June, 2017 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

The Stratix 2500 lightly managed switch is designed to provide the security, resiliency, segmentation and bandwidth-optimisation benefits of a managed switch without the need for extensive configuration.

The undiscovered country: the future of industrial automation — Part 1

14 June, 2017 by Paul McLaughlin and Rohan McAdam, Honeywell Process Solutions* | Supplied by: Honeywell Process Solutions Ltd

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has the promise and potential to be the most influential and disruptive influence on automation systems since the advent of microprocessor-based distributed control systems. Additionally, the question of how the conventional Purdue model for automation systems, and today's installed base, fits with new IIoT architectures is examined.

HMS EtherNet/IP to Profibus DP Linking Device

13 June, 2017 | Supplied by: Global M2M

The EtherNet/IP to Profibus DP Linking Device from HMS Industrial Networks allows users to connect devices on Profibus to a Rockwell ControlLogix or CompactLogix PLC.

Industry 4.0 — the fourth revolution

13 June, 2017 by Hafiz Rahman | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

It is apparent that efficient solutions involving increased networking and intelligence of the systems will need to be found in order to deal with the increasing complexity associated with the demands of Industry 4.0.

Leuze electronic DDLSS 500 data transmission photoelectric sensor

12 June, 2017 | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

The DDLSS 500 links Ethernet networks using optical data transmission with a bandwidth of 100 Mbps.

Phoenix Contact takes over industrial communication technology specialist

07 June, 2017 | Supplied by: Phoenix Contact Pty Ltd

Phoenix Contact has taken over the Taiwanese company Etherwan System Inc., a manufacturer of Ethernet communication technology for automation.

Klemsan ASCON signal transducer

02 June, 2017 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

The ASCON transducer has been designed to convert, measure and isolate analog signals and communicate them to industrial control systems.

Metso partners with Rockwell Automation to create IIoT solutions for mining

02 June, 2017 | Supplied by: Metso Australia Limited

Metso has selected Rockwell Automation to deliver a global Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform that connects, monitors and performs analytics for Metso's equipment and services, resulting in improved efficiency and profitability for its mining and aggregates customers.

NI cDAQ-9185 and cDAQ-9189 multislot Ethernet chassis

01 June, 2017 | Supplied by: National Instruments Aust Pty Ltd

NI has released the cDAQ-9185 and cDAQ-9189 multislot Ethernet chassis, introducing time-based synchronisation built on the latest Ethernet standards and furthering NI's efforts in Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) and rugged CompactDAQ hardware for distributed measurements.

Red Lion E3 I/O distributed I/O platform

15 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

E3 I/O high-density modules offer up to 34 mixed I/O points to meet varying requirements and are able to withstand -40 to 75°C temperatures.

New PA Profile 4.0 works with Profinet

15 May, 2017 | Supplied by: PROFIBUS Association of Australia

Profibus & Profinet International (PI) has released a new profile specification that allows all parameters and functions specified in the PA Profile to be used in both Profibus and Profinet.

Wireless cybersecurity in an industrial context — Part 2

11 May, 2017 by Glenn Johnson, Editor

Wireless networks have been creeping into process plants, factories and utilities for some time now — the convenience and efficiencies they provide being obvious, but the cybersecurity risks must be managed well.

HMS Anybus Wireless Bridge II

03 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Global Automation Asia-Pacific

The Anybus Wireless Bridge II supports up to 400 m of wireless communication and can communicate via either Bluetooth or WLAN.

WAGO intrinsically safe I/O modules

02 May, 2017 | Supplied by: WAGO Pty Ltd

WAGO has added two intrinsically safe 4-channel I/O modules to its range for connecting sensors and actuators in hazardous locations.

HMS Anybus Wireless Bolt access point

01 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Global M2M

HMS Industrial Networks has introduced the Anybus Wireless Bolt, a wireless access point designed to be mounted on a machine or cabinet to give it wireless access via WLAN, Bluetooth or Bluetooth Low Energy.

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