Industrial networks & buses

OT/IT network convergence: experience-based best practices

10 March, 2020 by Mike Smith, IT/OT Industry Expert, Belden Inc. | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

The idea of network convergence sets the stage for interactions between IT and OT network personnel with very different training, experiences and cultures.

Advantech WISE-710 Data Gateway

01 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

The WISE-710 Data Gateway is a solution for connecting legacy equipment to mesh networks.

Red Lion NT328G Layer 3 Ethernet switch

25 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

Red Lion has released the NT328G Layer 3 Ethernet switch offering 28 high-speed ports.

Opto 22 groov RIO I/O system

17 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Systems 22 Pty Ltd

groov RIO is a range of intelligent, distributed I/O for IIoT applications that can connect sensors to Ethernet without the need for a PLC or PAC.

Moore Industries NCS I/O system multipoint analog alarm

12 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Moore Industries Pacific Inc

The NET Concentrator System (NCS) now has a Multipoint Analog Alarm (–MAA) option that allows users to quickly set up simple or dynamic alarming schemes.

Claroty and Siemens Mobility partner on OT cybersecurity

07 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

The new solution offers critical infrastructure operators a more secure option for OT security monitoring.

Four generations of I/O integration

28 January, 2020 by Shishir Rege* | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

Over the years, technology has improved in the routing and terminating of I/O, increasing efficiency and productivity for machine builders.

ABB and Ericsson demonstrate distant robot control over 5G

22 January, 2020 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB and Ericsson, together with Swisscom, have demonstrated how easily and effectively robots can be controlled over wide distances utilising 5G.

igus develops smart plastics app for Fanuc FIELD system

10 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

Fanuc has announced an open industrial IoT platform for which third-party vendors can create apps.

Allen-Bradley ArmorBlock I/O modules

19 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Rockwell Automation has updated its range of On-Machine I/O modules to support smart machines used in harsh applications.

HMS Networks Ixxat smart grid gateways

16 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Global M2M

Ixxat smart grid gateways enable data exchange between IEC61850 or IEC60870-5-104 based energy networks and common fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet systems.

Bringing 5G to the factory needs a new approach from telcos

11 December, 2019

Targeting enterprise verticals is vitally important for telcos and the successful deployment of 5G.

Pepperl+Fuchs SC-System signal conditioners

06 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

The user-friendly and slim design makes the SC-System signal conditioners a practical and economical solution, offering a high packing density due to their low heat dissipation.

Wireless fieldbus solves robot problem for NZ manufacturer

04 December, 2019 | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

Communication failures caused by cable faults in a stacker robot were solved with a wireless fieldbus system.

ODVA announces EtherNet/IP enhancements

04 December, 2019

ODVA has published enhancements to the EtherNet/IP Specification for IO-Link integration and NE107 diagnostics.

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