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HMS Industrial Networks announces release of 4G LTE version of eWON Cosy remote access gateway
May 25, 2018

HMS Industrial Networks announces release of 4G LTE version of eWON Cosy remote access gateway

Using an eWON Cosy with a 4G cellular connection allows users to access their machinery in remote places where Ethernet is not available.

L-com introduces Cat5e, Cat6 and Cat6a series of RJ45 jacks
May 25, 2018

L-com introduces Cat5e, Cat6 and Cat6a series of RJ45 jacks

These Cat5e, Cat6 and Cat6a tool-less jacks were designed with an easy termination design. Each jack is color coded for both the EIA/TIA568 A and B standards.

NK Technologies introduces DT-FD series of DC current transducers
May 25, 2018

NK Technologies introduces DT-FD series of DC current transducers

The DT-FD series provides a sensing window and the ability to safely monitor circuits with voltages up to 1500 VDC, and up to 400 amps. The sensor can be mounted on a DIN rail or attached to a back panel with screws.

Sharing Industrial Cybersecurity Guidance Across Sectors
May 25, 2018

Sharing Industrial Cybersecurity Guidance Across Sectors

By Eric C. Cosman, ARC Advisory Group
Recently, there have been several efforts to apply and adapt standards developed for one sector or industry to others. ARC Advisory Group expects this trend to continue as industry groups, suppliers, and asset owners strive to optimize their response.

Pickering Interfaces introduces version 6 of Switch Path Manager signal routing software
May 25, 2018

Pickering Interfaces introduces version 6 of Switch Path Manager signal routing software

This signal routing software works to simplify signal routing through complex switching systems and speed up the development of switching system software.

 Retrofitting Cybersecurity
May 25, 2018

Retrofitting Cybersecurity

By Robin Whitehead, Boulting Technology
Many systems that have been retrofitted for compatibility with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are not well protected. This article explains the top considerations to ensure cybersecurity when retrofitting a system.

VDMA to showcase OPC UA demonstrator at automatica 2018
May 25, 2018

VDMA to showcase OPC UA demonstrator at automatica 2018

Together with member companies, the Machine Vision, Integrated Assembly Solutions and Robotics groups are developing vendor- independent information models: In this way, the machines will speak the same language in the future.

Siemens and Northvolt announce partnership to develop green lithium-ion batteries
May 25, 2018

Siemens and Northvolt announce partnership to develop green lithium-ion batteries

Once completed in 2020, Siemens intends to purchase batteries from the factory, making Northvolt a preferred supplier. Siemens will support the partnership through an investment of EUR 10 million.

Nanotec introduces PD2-C-IP brushless DC servo motor
May 25, 2018

Nanotec introduces PD2-C-IP brushless DC servo motor

The PD2-C-IP is available as a brushless DC motor, with an operating voltage of 12-48 V and a rated power of 105 W, and as a stepper motor with a nominal torque of up to 0.5 Nm.

Balluff releases break-off magnetic mount with tag holder
May 25, 2018

Balluff releases break-off magnetic mount with tag holder

Balluff's break-off magnetic mount with tag holder allows for integration of RFID systems. Using a magnetic connection, they are designed for presses where frequent tool or size changes are required.

Gowanda Components Group announces acquisition of HiSonic
May 24, 2018

Gowanda Components Group announces acquisition of HiSonic

Terms of the deal were not disclosed but GCG has stated that HiSonic’s operations will remain in Olathe, Kansas. In addition to Olathe, GCG has four other production facilities located within the United States.

Kistler announces version 2.1.0 of ComoNeo process monitoring system
May 24, 2018

Kistler announces version 2.1.0 of ComoNeo process monitoring system

Based on the measurement of cavity pressure with sensors from Kistler, users are provided with modular functions to support predictive control of the injection molding process. Support, monitoring, control and prediction make Version 2.1.0 of Kistler's ComoNeo a tool for process transparency.

FCI announces enhanced version of ST50 mass flow meter series
May 24, 2018

FCI announces enhanced version of ST50 mass flow meter series

The installation of ST50 Series Flow Meters in the process control loops of industrial air blower and dryer systems provides hot air flow rate monitoring. The use of mass flow meters ensures rate of flow measurement and totalized flow measurement for zone control and overall system operational efficiency.

TRACO POWER releases THM 20 family of medical 20 Watt DC/DC converters
May 24, 2018

TRACO POWER releases THM 20 family of medical 20 Watt DC/DC converters

The THM 20 series are a solution not only for medical equipment but also for ITE applications such as transportation, control & measurement or IGBT drivers.

EPLAN announces EPLAN Cogineer Advanced version 2.8
May 24, 2018

EPLAN announces EPLAN Cogineer Advanced version 2.8

The upcoming Version 2.8, which is anticipated to be available starting in late summer 2018, will be usable as a completely cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS)

AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA announces enhances version of Series 320 Electronic Weld Head System
May 24, 2018

AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA announces enhances version of Series 320 Electronic Weld Head System

Series 320 is designed for safety critical applications in the medical, aerospace, precision electronics, and automotive markets.

AAEON releases AIOT-MSSP01 industrial-grade vending controller solution
May 24, 2018

AAEON releases AIOT-MSSP01 industrial-grade vending controller solution

The AIOT-MSSP01 comprises two connected boards. The main board houses the MCU host, six USB ports and a further internal USB connector. The upper, I/O board handles the majority of the vending functions.

Moxa announces EDS-P506E-4PoE series of PoE switches
May 24, 2018

Moxa announces EDS-P506E-4PoE series of PoE switches

One of the features of the EDS-P506E-4PoE is its Smart PoE software that facilitates web accessible PD diagnostics and management. It helps end-users achieve automatic PD detection of power class, status, and errors for diagnostics, while checking for device failure.

Cutting Out the Middleman: Will ERP remove the need for manufacturing execution systems?
May 24, 2018

Cutting Out the Middleman: Will ERP remove the need for manufacturing execution systems?

By Jakob Björklund, IFS
Manufacturers are beginning to see the value in integrating business software such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). However specialist Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) often do the same job as these supporting solutions, acting as an unnecessary middleman. This article asks the hard questions about whether MES is necessary in many industrial situations.

ISA helps facilitate cybersecurity training at Cyber Shield 2018
May 24, 2018

ISA helps facilitate cybersecurity training at Cyber Shield 2018

More than 800 soldiers, airmen and civilians from across 40 US states and territories participated in Cyber Shield 2018 at Camp Atterbury in Indiana