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L-com announces U3A00064-series cables and U3B00001 Type-C connector
January 18, 2019

L-com announces U3A00064-series cables and U3B00001 Type-C connector

Additional features include gold-plated contacts that stand up to repeated mating cycles, 32/24/28 AWG cable and double shielding to reduce the effects of EMI/RFI.

L-com introduces series of shielded, plenum, Cat6a Ethernet cables
January 16, 2019

L-com introduces series of shielded, plenum, Cat6a Ethernet cables

L-com’s shielded, plenum, Cat6a Ethernet cables feature a plenum (CMP) and FT6-rated jacket that is fire retardant, making them compliant with building codes, appropriate for in-wall or in-ceiling installations and a suitable alternative to PVC jacketed cables.

JVL Industri Elektronik A/S introduces CiA402 Drive profile and synchronization for EtherCAT
January 11, 2019

JVL Industri Elektronik A/S introduces CiA402 Drive profile and synchronization for EtherCAT

The JVL EtherCAT module is equipped with two Ethernet connectors and a built-in switch, enabling line, star, tree and ring topology without any extra hardware. The JVL EtherCAT module has several LEDs, enabling technicians and operators to get a status overview.

FieldComm Group releases version 6.3.1 of the H1 Interoperability Test Kit (ITK)
January 08, 2019

FieldComm Group releases version 6.3.1 of the H1 Interoperability Test Kit (ITK)

A feature enhancement requested by the user community, SCP can be thought of as the familiar 4-20mA process for digital technology.

Micro-Epsilon introduces IFS2406-3 confocal chromatic displacement sensor
December 17, 2018

Micro-Epsilon introduces IFS2406-3 confocal chromatic displacement sensor

The confocalDT IFS2406-3 confocal chromatic displacement sensor is designed for distance, position and thickness measurements.

Kvaser announces Kvaser Air Bridge Light HS wireless CAN bridge
December 14, 2018

Kvaser announces Kvaser Air Bridge Light HS wireless CAN bridge

Comprising a preconfigured pair of plug-and-play units, with integrated antennas and rugged housings, Kvaser Air Bridge Light HS provides a way of exchanging raw CAN data.

Mencom introduces Over-Molded Circular Connectors
December 14, 2018

Mencom introduces Over-Molded Circular Connectors

Mencom offers M12 and 7/8” threads circular connectors for the industrial Network solutions such as DeviceNet, Ethernet, Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus, and Profinet.

Chipkin Automation introduces CAS BACnet Wireshark Storm Tool
December 07, 2018

Chipkin Automation introduces CAS BACnet Wireshark Storm Tool

This release provides support for any BACnet system that uses Wireshark. Automation professionals can download the program for free and without having to register or provide an email address.

Beckhoff Automation announces three I/O modules for their TwinSAFE safety controllers
December 05, 2018

Beckhoff Automation announces three I/O modules for their TwinSAFE safety controllers

The three I/O modules can be used as controllers for the direct execution of customer-specific safety projects. A special feature is their communication capability.

FieldComm Group announces  version 1.3.0 of FDI development tools with support for OPC UA server
November 29, 2018

FieldComm Group announces version 1.3.0 of FDI development tools with support for OPC UA server

By removing protocol dependencies, FDI enables sensor level data to be shared across the enterprise and enables big data analysis to provide deeper insights into user’s assets. The tools include; FDI Device Package Integrated Development Environment (IDE), and FDI Common Host Components (CHC).

Beckhoff Automation announces EtherCAT G gigabit communication technology
November 29, 2018

Beckhoff Automation announces EtherCAT G gigabit communication technology

EtherCAT G has been developed specifically in anticipation of large-scale applications and greater use of data-intensive equipment, such as machine vision cameras, complex motion control systems and measurement equipment operating with high sampling rates.

HARTING introduces M12 connector in IEC 61076-2-111 standard K-coding
November 13, 2018

HARTING introduces M12 connector in IEC 61076-2-111 standard K-coding

In order to offer the M12 form factor to device manufacturers for voltage supply, HARTING will be supplying the K-coding with 7kW at 630V and 16A from Spring 2019, allowing the integrated transmission of data, signals and power.

Antaira introduces LNX-1600G, -1802G-SFP, and -2004G-SFP series of industrial Gigabit unmanaged Ethernet switches
November 13, 2018

Antaira introduces LNX-1600G, -1802G-SFP, and -2004G-SFP series of industrial Gigabit unmanaged Ethernet switches

Antaira Technologies’ LNX-1600G, -1802G-SFP, and -2004G-SFP series are industrial-grade equipment that is Ethernet ready to fulfill various markets’ edge-level networking applications in harsh and outdoor environments, such as, manufacturing automation, security surveillance, power/utility, water wastewater treatment plants, oil/gas/mining, and transportation.

Rockwell Automation announces expansion of TotalFORCE capabilities and power range for PowerFlex 755T drives
November 09, 2018

Rockwell Automation announces expansion of TotalFORCE capabilities and power range for PowerFlex 755T drives

The drives now offer an expanded power range, for engineers with applications from 10 to 6,000 horsepower (7.5 to 4,500 kW). The expansion brings harmonic mitigation, regeneration and common bus-system configurations to a range of high-demand applications.

Bosch Rexroth announces IoT Gateway V2
November 08, 2018

Bosch Rexroth announces IoT Gateway V2

Rexroth‘s IoT Gateway works to bring companies closer to the strategic goal of networking all relevant machines and systems and making processes for evaluation and continuous improvement.

Antaira Technologies introduces LNP-1600G, -1802G-SFP, and -2004G-SFP series of unmanaged PoE switches
November 07, 2018

Antaira Technologies introduces LNP-1600G, -1802G-SFP, and -2004G-SFP series of unmanaged PoE switches

These product series have an IP30 rated metal casing design that can support DIN-Rail and wall mountable orientations. The devices provide a dual redundant power input range of 48 to 55VDC with an overload current and reverse polarity prevention.

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Omron Automation releases CK3M programmable multi-axis controller
November 02, 2018

Omron Automation releases CK3M programmable multi-axis controller

Built with the needs of automotive and semiconductor manufacturing in mind, the CK3M controller achieves nanoscale motion control designed to keep production lines flexible enough to accommodate the needs of the future.

FCI announces Thermal Mass Flow Meters with HART Protocol
October 31, 2018

FCI announces Thermal Mass Flow Meters with HART Protocol

FCI’s thermal flow meters with HART communications support the production of food and beverages, chemicals, electric power generation, mining and metals, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, oil/gas production and refining, pollution monitoring, solid waste, water/wastewater treatment and more.

Binder USA introduces M8 Molded Cable Connector with 5 contacts
October 31, 2018

Binder USA introduces M8 Molded Cable Connector with 5 contacts

The M8 cable connectors are available with male or female cable connector, moulded, with cable lengths of 2m and 5m. They have an IP67 protection rating, 3 A current rating and 30 V voltage rating.

Mencom introduces Protocol Gateway series of legacy integration solutions
October 30, 2018

Mencom introduces Protocol Gateway series of legacy integration solutions

The Protocol Gateway series is equipped with hardware platforms and software to manage the translation from protocol to protocol. They are designed to withstand environments with temperatures ranging between -40°C and +85°C degrees with up to 95% humidity.