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Modules connect CompactLogix controllers to PROFIBUS DP-V0 and DP-V1 Networks

Molex has introduced its SST PB3-CPX Modules to connect Rockwell Automation CompactLogix L2, L3 and L4 controllers to PROFIBUS DP-V0 and DP-V1 Networks. The modules enable high-performance, low-cost solutions for industrial automation applications and are compatible with Master DP-V0 Class-1; Master DP-V1 Class-1 and Class-2; and Slave DP-V0 protocols. SST PB3-CPX Master/Slave Modules can be

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Applying industrial ethernet

by Chris Harris, Team Lead – Technology Assistance Group at Tips and techniques that will help you set up and maintain an industrial Ethernet network. Industrial Ethernet is used to connect devices such as PLCs, local and distributed I/O, servo controllers and drives on the plant floor and in industrial facilities. In this capacity,

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Advanced epoxy adhesives revolutionize structural bonding

by Walter Brenner, PhD, Founder, Master Bond Inc. Structural polymers offer distinct advantages over traditional fastening methods. Here, we explore the cornerstones of successful structural bonding. Structural bonding is defined as the process of joining parts together using an adhesive as opposed to conventional mechanical fasteners or assembly methods such as soldering, brazing or welding.

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The challenges of the Industrial Internet of Things and communications at the edge

by Tony Paine, Platform President, Kepware IIoT promises to let everything within an industrial environment connect to get complete visibility into operations and allow the best real-time decisions—with or without human intervention. In a perfect world, the IIoT connects all hardware and software components (the Things) that comprise an automation system. These connections will bring

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The new era of design for the IIoT

by Ralf Neubert, Senior Director of Innovation and Technology, Industry Business, Schneider Electric The IIoT promises more operational efficiency and lower costs thanks to close coupling of machines and systems. The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) has brought the need for more connected components and for designing with automation in mind. The Industrial

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Master Electronics Welcomes Teledyne LeCroy to its Growing Line Card

Master Electronics, a global distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, announces their newest supplier, Teledyne LeCroy. “Teledyne LeCroy is a leader in the field of test & measurement and we will offer our customers first class products to measure, analyze, and verify electronic devices of all types,” said Riad Nizam, Senior Vice President of

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Next-Generation Dual-Band Wi-Fi+Bluetooth Modules

Laird announced the release of its new 50 Series Enterprise Wi-Fi® + Bluetooth© modules, the next-generation of its popular dual-band embedded wireless modules that provide product engineers with a pre-certified solution that is optimized to ensure reliable, robust, secure connectivity in difficult RF environments. The 50 Series family of modules is designed to thrive in

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