Advanced electronic overcurrent protection in compact 12 mm EtherCAT terminals

Beckhoff announced the new EL922x EtherCAT Terminal series, which directly integrates electronic overcurrent protection to safeguard 24 V DC system components in the EtherCAT I/O system. In comparison with currently available protection devices, costs and space requirements in control cabinets can be reduced without having to use conventional, inflexible stand-alone systems. With an extended range

Beckhoff EL922x EtherCAT I/O for system-integrated overcurrent protection

Beckhoff now sells EL922x EtherCAT Terminal series, which directly integrates electronic overcurrent protection to safeguard 24 V DC system components in the EtherCAT I/O system. In comparison with currently available protection devices, costs and space requirements in control cabinets can be reduced without having to use conventional, inflexible stand-alone systems. With an extended range of

New PCIe bus interface boards economically monitor and control up to 48 digital devices

Acromag announced today an addition to their PCIe-based AcroPack Series. The AP471 offers 48 general-purpose, bidirectional I/O points to economically monitor and control a large quantity of digital devices. Inputs and outputs of the AP471 are CMOS and TTL compatible. Programmable polarity event interrupts are software programmable for change-of-state, positive or negative input level transitions

New Slim IO-Link Master from Balluff

Balluff is pleased to introduce a new breed of IO-Link masters that enhances their broad portfolio of IO-Link masters & devices. The new IP67 protection rated, machine-mount, 4-port slim IO-Link master has the same functional features as the popular Balluff 8-port IO-Link master series in a more compact format. This module is available on three

Opto 22 enhances groov Industrial Edge Appliance with OPC-UA drivers for Allen-Bradley and Siemens PLCs, plus MQTT

New additions position groov as a complete edge appliance for industrial automation and Internet of Things applications Temecula, CA – October 24, 2017 – Industrial automation manufacturer and Industrial Internet of Things tools developer Opto 22 today announced a new version of groov, embedding key IIoT technologies MQTT and OPC-UA drivers directly into its industrial

Opto 22 Announces New Director of Training

Instructor-led, free hands-on classes to be continued; additional online courses will offer structured content to a wider audience and focus on Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies. Industrial automation manufacturer and Internet of Things platform developer Opto 22 announces the promotion of Norma Rodriguez to Director of Training. In this position Rodriguez will continue to

EtherNet/IP connectivity to IO-Link devices

The CTEU-EP universal interface module makes EtherNet/IP connectivity low cost and plug and play for IO-Link devices and valve terminals. The CTEU-EP is ODVA conformant and a Rockwell Encompass referenced product. For flexibility, OEMs can integrate IO-Link devices such as pressure and flow sensors, RFID readers, and light stacks along with a valve terminal with

Wirelessly connect machinery

The NPort IAW5000A-6I/O is an enterprise-scale, out-of-the-box unit that integrates an RS-232/422/485 serial device server, a Wi-Fi client/bridge, and multiple digital I/Os. It lets users wirelessly connect machinery to an IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n network for the collection, remote monitoring, and analyzing of real-time visual insights on machine performance to ensure optimal manufacturing performance.   Its versatility

Opto 22 adds advanced trending capabilities to the groov mobile operator interface solution

Industrial automation manufacturer and Internet of Things platform developer Opto 22 has announced groov 3.4 — an update to its mobile operator interface system. With this new version of groov, operators can trend a lot more data over a much longer period: up to 5 years. groov’s built in trend gadget now offers an interactive type

Motion-platform maker standardizes on Sensoray I/O for measurement and motion control

Servos & Simulation Inc. is a manufacturer of motion platforms and control loaders. Recently the systems builder picked a Model 826 analog and digital I/O system on a PCI Express board from Oregon-based Sensoray for the primary measurement and control interface for their full product line. Servos and Simulation provides motion platforms and control loaders

Connectivity and Control at the Edge: Sealevel SeaConnect 370

The new SeaConnect 370 IoT edge device allows users to monitor and control real-world processes and trigger actions with SeaCloud, a cloud-based, built-in event engine. Ideal for a variety of applications including asset management, data acquisition, environmental monitoring and facility management, the SeaConnect 370 originally emerged as a solution for sign monitoring and notification. A

Fast and flexible automation

Phoenix Contact introduces Axioline, a real-time control and remote I/O system for high-speed data acquisition common in machine-building applications. Like all Phoenix Contact controllers, Axiocontrol (AXC) is programmed using PC WORX, an IEC 61131 programming language. The platform includes PROFINET master or slave operation, easy I/O configuration, and “last-breath” operation in the event of power

PC + Controller in One Compact Package!

Trio’s PC-MCAT 64 is an innovative “Motion + PC Solution”. A powerful quad core Intel processor is used to drive both a high performance motion and machine controller, and a compact PC that can run user applications under Windows. Run up to 64 axes of EtherCAT motion, Trio’s new Flexslice of I/O, plus any compatible

EtherCAT Remote I/O Modules for Distributed Control Systems

Advantech Launches EtherCAT Remote I/O Modules for Distributed Control Systems  Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group is pleased to announce the launch of the AMAX-4800 series of industrial EtherCAT slave modules equipped with the EtherCAT protocol.  Their compact size and integrated DIN-rail mount kit ensure easy cabinet installation and Euro-type pluggable terminal blocks with an LED indicator

Opto 22 and Dell Bridge the OT/IT Gap to Deliver Industrial IoT Solutions at Hannover Messe 2017

Opto 22 and Dell announce joint exhibition at the Hannover Messe 2017 industrial automation trade show, 24–28 April, in Hannover, Germany, at Hall 8 Stand F31. Products from both companies will be showcased, demonstrating how to integrate and deliver edge computing applications and connect real-world signals and industrial “things” to the digital world of information

New BACnet MS/TP Interface from Beckhoff Connects up to 64 BACnet Field Devices

With the introduction of the new EL6861 EtherCAT Terminal, Beckhoff now supports BACnet MS/TP (Master Slave/Token Passing) in addition to BACnet/IP for building 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

Weidmuller’s u-remote distributed I/O platform certified for offshore applications

Weidmuller announces that its “u-remote” distributed I/O platform meets the requirements for use in the demanding maritime and offshore sectors. u-remote has received certification from several classification agencies including DNV GL (formerly Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd), BV (Bureau Veritas), LR (Lloyds Register), and RINA (Registro Italiano Navale). This certification applies to most areas

New Product Literature for Five Product Groups

WAGO announces the availability of five new informational brochures: EPSITRON® Power Supplies: A wide range of power supplies delivers constant supply voltages for a variety of industrial applications, now with multiple mounting options. 811 Series: Class CC and Midget fuse holders with lever actuation make wiring quick and intuitive. Power CAGE CLAMP®: Now with a

New Add-On Instructions for WAGO- I/O- SYSTEM Intrinsically Safe Module

WAGO announces new Add-On Instructions (AOI) for the 750-486 Intrinsically Safe I/O Module. WAGO AOIs for Allen-Bradley® RS LogixTM 5000 software allow users to easily implement control logic that supports the functionality of WAGO’s distributed I/O modules. AOIs supporting several popular high-density digital, analog, and specialty I/O modules are available. Implementation is as easy as

New Graphite Edge Controller for Extreme Industrial Environments

Red Lion Controls announced the new Graphite® Edge Controller. The compact rugged industrial controller offers highly scalable I/O and combines networking and data visualization with industry standard IEC 61131 control capabilities in a small, easy-to-deploy footprint. The Graphite Edge Controller is ideal for process and factory automation customers who require a rugged industrial controller with

Launch of CC-Link IE Field Basic

The CC-Link Partner Association, working to expand the adoption of the industrial open network CC-Link IE, has announced the launch of CC-Link IE Field Basic. This is an open field network using general-purpose 100Mbps Ethernet communication and is a new network mode in the CC-Link IE Ethernet-based integrated network lineup. Specifications enabling communication compatibility with

Advantech Launches Short-depth Front I/O Chassis

Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group is pleased to announce the launch of a 4U front I/O short-depth (350mm) industrial chassis, the IPC-631. Responding to market requests for a rack-mountable, front I/O, high scalability, and power computing solution, Advantech’s IPC-631 is ideal for these needs. With its front I/O design, support of a 500W single or redundant

WAGO Announces 2017 Schedule for Free Customer Training

WAGO offers customer trainings at no charge, held at WAGO Corporation headquarters in Germantown, Wisconsin. The 2017 schedule includes training on the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM along with WAGO-I/O-PRO and e!COCKPIT Programming Software packages: WAGO provides all course materials and meals. Attendees are responsible for bringing an Ethernet-ready laptop with a RJ45 connection, as well as for transportation

Acromag’s New 3U OpenVPX™ Single Board Computer

Acromag, Inc. announced the release of the AcroExpressTM VPX6600 3U OpenVPX single board computer. The VPX6600 series utilizes the 6th Generation Skylake Intel® Xeon® processor and C230 PCH chipset for extensive I/O support. Expanded memory performance comes with up to 32GB of DDR4 ECC SODIMMs that are firmly attached to the board and are removable

New Intrinsically Safe I/O Platform Improves Connectivity in Hazardous Areas

Manufacturers and industrial operators can now bring devices deployed in hazardous areas into The Connected Enterprise via EtherNet/IP using the new Allen-Bradley Bulletin 1719 Ex I/O platform from Rockwell Automation. With the new platform, users can access data from field devices and more easily control process operations in hazardous areas. As part of the PlantPAx