Fiber-optic cables have now become established in industrial data communication also. Optical data transmission offers numerous advantages, particularly for data-intensive applications with a high demand on availability, such as are typical in the automotive industry. Balluff takes this into account with the new push-pull variants of its PROFINET IO-Link master modules. These are available with the choice of a fiber-optic cable or copper cable connection.
Field Bus & Networks
In-Chassis PROFIBUS Interface at the Cost of a Gateway
If you need the convenience and functionality of an in-chassis PROFIBUS® interface at the cost of a gateway, then ProSoft Technology’s new PROFIBUS DPV1 Master and Slave modules for CompactLogix™ give you just that. The Master module’s features include:
The new Anybus CompactCom 40-series enables multi-network connectivity also for demanding and high-performance industrial devices. The Anybus CompactCom range of embedded communication solutions from HMS Industrial Networks have provided automation devices with connectivity to any fieldbus or industrial Ethernet network for more than a decade. With the new Anybus CompactCom 40-series, HMS now introduces a new technology generation.
The IXXAT canAnalyser is a powerful analysis tool for development, test and maintenance of CAN networks, suitable for both, industrial and automotive systems. HMS Industrial Networks now releases canAnalyser Version 3 with improved functionality and user interface.
CanAnalyser 3 - now even more powerful
COPALP integrating POWERLINK in IEC 61131 soft PLC
COPALP has recently upgraded its core product, the IEC 61131-3 soft PLC Straton, to include full POWERLINK support. For COPALP, integrating open-POWERLINK, the open source POWERLINK stack, is about more than simply expanding connectivity; it also paves the way to greater flexibility, especially since the open standard does not require a specific Ethernet controller.
HMS expands Netbiter Remote Management Offering
HMS Industrial Networks now expands the Netbiter Remote Management offering to include three different services catering for different user needs. The dedicated services enable both quick connection to a single remote machine, as well as advanced projects including multiple installations and users. HMS also presents a new Netbiter EasyConnect gateway (EC310) which communicates via Ethernet only.
The new Anybus gateway is available from October 1st, 2014
The new Anybus BACnet to Modbus gateway makes it possible to connect Modbus devices to a BACnet network. The gateway handles conversion between Modbus (RTU, ASCII, and TCP) and BACnet/IP and makes each connected Modbus device appear as a BACnet compliant device on the BACnet network.
As BACnet networks are increasingly being used in buildings and infrastructure installations, there is also an increasing demand for integrating devices that communicate on Modbus into BACnet networks. Therefore, HMS now presents the Anybus BACnet to Modbus gateway. This gateway works as a translator between the two networks allowing Modbus RTU, ASCII and TCP-devices to show up as individual BACnet-compliant devices on a BACnet/IP network. This enables central BACnet control and supervision of Modbus devices such as drives, HVAC controllers and measuring equipment in building installations.
Making BACnet system integration easier
ProSoft Technology, a leading industrial communication company, is pleased to announce the release of the IEC 61850 Server Module for ControlLogix® and the EtherNet/IP™ to IEC 61850 Client Gateway.
The Ethernet to Belden® 9463 Blue Hose® Industrial Media Converter allows companies to upgrade their Allen-Bradley Remote I/O system by running EtherNet/IP™ communications over the existing Remote I/O network. The work can be done during scheduled downtime, minimizing cost.
ProSoft Technology® is pleased to announce the release of the Ethernet to Belden Blue Hose Industrial Media Converter.
The ILX34-MBS232 and ILX34-MBS485 modules are perfect for applications that need RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485 Modbus Serial connectivity, including SCADA and field device interface projects.
ProSoft Technology, a leading industrial communication company, is pleased to announce the release of the Modbus Serial Modules for CompactLogix L1x and 1734 Point I/O Adapters.
Hirschmann has released one of the most important advances in Ethernet security hardware: two new multiple-port firewalls.
(Belden's new Hirschmann EAGLE multiple port firewalls deliver significant cost savings and greater speed links)
Belden introduces a new modular industrial patch panel. MIPP™ is the first modular industrial patch panel in the market able to combine copper and fiber management in one solution offering significant space and cost savings.
Belden has introduced the new MIPP, a termination panel for cables that need to be connected to active equipment such as switches, Industrial Ethernet devices and any other device with an Ethernet link, offering greater system reliability and ease of installation. MIPP provides the ideal connection between Belden cables and Hirschmann switches and is designed to have the same look and feel as the Hirschmann range of products.
Stage and show technology: PC- and EtherCAT-based control technology – the universal platform for all systems
Beckhoff is presenting its PC- and EtherCAT-based solutions for stage and show technology.
(New Beckhoff items at Prolight + Sound: highly-dynamic servomotors, for example for driving backdrop or point hoists, universal I/O terminals for sensors and actuators as well as multi-touch displays for operating and control tasks)
Belden has added a railway-approved, high performance Ethernet Gigabit data cable to its comprehensive range of cables, connectors, switches, routers and firewalls for mission critical railway and mass transit applications.
(Belden introduces new railway approved data cable for use in Gigabit Ethernet networks)
Belden’s new OpenBAT range from Hirschmann™ is the first modular system to enable industry-standard WLAN access points and clients to be configured via the internet.
(Belden’s new OpenBAT range from Hirschmann™ is the first modular system to enable industry-standard WLAN access points and clients to be configured via the internet)
Belden announces new Hirschmann Ethernet switches. World’s first manufacturer to offer switches with integrated PRP and HSR redundancy protocols.
(Belden has extended its Hirschmann product program to include Ethernet switches from the new RSP family)