Products for Standards

Phoenix Contact introduces Axioline remote I/O system

  • Phoenix Contact

The platform, for data acquisition common in machine-building applications, includes PROFINET master or slave operation, I/O configuration, and “last-breath” operation in the event of power failure.

Moxa introduces SDS-3008 smart Ethernet switch

  • Moxa Technologies Inc

With its protocol configuration, mounting design, and interface, the SDS-3008 is a networking solution for virtually any Smart Factory application. It supports the core industrial protocols -- EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, and Modbus/TCP -- and includes built-in network monitoring and control functionality.

Beckhoff introduces ELX series of EtherCAT terminals

  • Beckhoff Automation

With I/O terminals that feature explosion protection, the ELX series expands the Beckhoff EtherCAT Terminal system, which already offered more than 100 different signal types.

AutomationDirect adds Total Air Preparation (TAP) Units and Ethernet/IP (EIP) Modules to NITRA pneumatics line

  • AutomationDirect
  • AutomationDirect

Both TAP units contain an automatic drain air filter with clogged filter indicator, relieving regulator, lockable shut-off valve, pressure gauge and air dump.

Eaton introduces IP67 I/O block modules for SmartWire-DT communication system

  • Eaton

With these modules the power management company can provide machine and system builders the possibility of integrating a larger number of sensors and actuators into a SmartWire-DT line.

Honeywell introduces Matrikon FLEX OPC UA developer tookit

  • Honeywell Process Solutions

Intended for use by discrete and process industry manufacturers, commercial customers, and automation original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Matrikon FLEX is a developer toolkit that enables any application, regardless of size, with OPC UA.

EATON announces XC300 modular PLC

  • Eaton

The controller is suitable as a universal data node for a range of applications. An integrated OPC server enables standardised data transfer in M2M communication, enabling integration into the automation architecture and creating a simple path towards Industry 4.0.

Siemens introduces V3 firmware for Simatic RF600 RFID system

  • Siemens

The firmware allows devices to be connected to the cloud-based open Internet of Things (IoT) operating system MindSphere – for instance over the industrial IoT gateway Ruggedcom RX1400 with MindConnect or with the cloud gateway MindConnect Nano.

Beckhoff Automation releases EL6861 EtherCAT Terminal

  • Beckhoff Automation

This serial interface can be used to directly control and monitor BACnet-compatible field devices, such as pumps, drives, frequency converters or similar, as sub-bus systems without the need for additional gateways or routers.

Siemens introduces Scalance XF-200BA family of industrial Profinet switches

  • Siemens

Two types of switches are available: Scalance XF204-2BA, a standard switch for universal, cross-industry use, and the Scalance XF204-2BA DNA Y-switch for special tasks in process automation.