Power over Ethernet switches

Stride PoE+ switches allow Ethernet network cables to also carry electrical power. Normally two connections are required, a network connection and a power connection. PoE reduces the time and expense of having electrical power cabling installed. Two versions of Stride PoE+ switches are available: 10/100 Mbps and GbE. Both have one standard RJ45 Ethernet port

Unmanaged 8 port gigabit switches

In each of these industrial unmanaged 8 port gigabit switches, the RJ-45 ports support 10/100/1000Mbps speeds with auto-negotiation and auto-MDI-/MDX detection. Housed in compact enclosures of 50 mm, these devices reduce the footprint of the control cabinet. They each have an operating voltage of DC 9 to 57 V and two LEDs per port for

Easier, faster setup of network backbones

The EKI-9600 series are L3 managed Gigabit switches that support static routing and network address translation (NAT) features, enabling an easier and faster setup for network backbones at a lower cost. “As connectivity demands continue to grow in the IoT era, constructing a robust network architecture has become a complex task for information and operations

Ethernet switch for rugged environments

Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology has become popular and there are many devices that are PoE ready: PoE cameras, VoIP phones, wireless radios, and access controllers. These technologies have been widely adopted in industrial markets that include automation manufacturing, security surveillance, power/utility, water wastewater treatment plants, oil/gas/mining, and transportation industries. The LNP-2804GN-SFP-T works well in wide temperature

Stewart Connector Introduces the New Single & Multiport SFP+ Cages and Connectors

Stewart Connector, a Bel group company, and world class manufacturer of RJ45 connectors used in Ethernet communications announces the release of the Single and Multiport SFP+ Cages, for high speed I/O solutions requiring reliable performance to support increasing data rates. Stewart’s SFP+ Cages and Connectors are designed to support data speeds up 10Gbps for Ethernet

Unmanaged Etherenet switch for edge-level applications

The LNP-1002G-10G-SFP-24 is industrial-grade equipment that is Ethernet ready for edge-level networking applications in harsh and outdoor environments. This device supports high-density Ethernet port connectivity, 10G fiber backbone, long-distance data transmission, and has a superb reliability factor. It offers high-density for eight full gigabit Ethernet ports with PSE: 30W per port and two 10G SFP+

Plug and play entry-level unmanaged Ethernet switches for harsh environments

These DIN-rail-mount unmanaged Ethernet switches offer a reliable, robust, and cost-effective solution to most of the simple network topologies. With IP30 rating, all of the unmanaged switches are certified for Industrial EMC (EN61000-6-4 and EN61000-6-2), and support redundant power-input for enhanced safety that can be connected simultaneously to a range of dc power sources. If

Accelerate digital transformation

DiRXNTM (pronounced “Direction”) is a digital productivity platform based on the integration of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and e-commerce technologies. DiRXNTM directly connects customers to data and information that allows them to optimize productivity across all stages of product lifecycles. The DiRXN platform delivers on operational savings and metric-driven goals, including mean time between

Create diverse IoT/cloud solutions

Advantech WISE-PaaS Marketplace Cooperates with ARM, Microsoft, Intel Security, and Acronis to Enable IoT Edge Intelligence Advantech is collaborating with ARM, Microsoft, Intel Security, and Acronis on a new sharing platform – WISE-PaaS. It creates a business model that enables customers to create diverse IoT software/cloud solutions easily and quickly within a collaborative software ecosystem.

Unmanaged Ethernet switch offers twelve Gigabit Ethernet ports

Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology has become popular and there are many devices that are PoE ready, such as, PoE cameras, VoIP phones, wireless radios, and access controllers. These technologies have been widely adopted in industrial markets that include automation manufacturing, security surveillance, power/utility, water wastewater treatment plants, oil/gas/mining, and transportation industries. The LNP-1604G-SFP series works well

Opto 22 joins The Linux Foundation

Industrial automation manufacturer Opto 22 announces it has joined The Linux Foundation as a Silver Level member. As a Linux Foundation member, Opto 22 will help support the greatest shared technology resources in history. In joining The Linux Foundation, Opto 22 hopes to spearhead the adoption of open-source technology in the industrial automation and process

How HMIs can solve the industrial Ethernet communication problem

Connecting the many different industrial Ethernet protocols found in a typical plant or facility can be a headache, but an HMI can relieve the pain. Marcia R. Gadbois, General Manager and VP for the Wonderware InduSoft Web Studio group of Schneider Electric Due to the popularity of the IoT and the IIoT, along with other

Reduce network cabling with EtherCAT P

Power over Ethernet (PoE) began the trend of simplifying network cabling by combining power and communication in network cabling. Now, EtherCAT offers a combined version. Thomas Rettig, Senior Product Manager, EtherCAT Technology, Beckhoff Automation On its own, EtherCAT is an established global standard. A newer version, EtherCAT P, combines the fast EtherCAT communication with 24

HMS to offer the Netbiter remote management solution under the eWON® brand

As of October 3rd, HMS Industrial Networks will offer the Netbiter Remote Management solution under the newly acquired brand name eWON®. Alongside eWON Cosy and Flexy, Netbiter will be one of the three main product lines within the eWON Remote Solutions offering. Further to the rebranding, all the elements of Netbiter (gateways, Argos cloud service

The IoT and Cloud security measures — not as well developed as needed

Staff Report Will a fight break out over who’s responsible for securing data? Maybe. Will companies start taking security seriously? Not sure. Will design engineers need to address security before corporate management? A key component of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the cloud; that group of services

Drive offers more power ranges and fieldbus options

The AKD 32-kW drive consumes 576 cm2 of panel space. The smallest drive in the AKD family at 1 kW, it consumes only 99 cm2. This drive platform has a 0.67-µsec current loop, approximately 100x the industry-standard speeds of 62.5 µsec. The AKD platform supports Ethernet/IP, Profinet, EtherCAT, Modbus TCP, CANopen, SERCOS III, SynQnet and

A look at trends in industrial networking

Anders Hansson • HMS Industrial Networks Industrial Ethernet is growing faster than before and now accounts for 38% of the market. Ethernet/IP is in first place within industrial Ethernet globally, followed by Profinet. However, classic fieldbuses still dominate the fragmented world of industrial networks, and Profibus is still the most widely used industrial network. Furthermore,

Industrial switches drive network optimization

WAGO’s configurable Industrial Managed Switches reliably network Ethernet devices ensuring reliable access to system data. Ring redundancy technologies with 300ms or 50ms recovery times and dual power supply connections help ensure system reliability. See why managed switches from WAGO are the ideal data distributor for your network: Fully managed switches with Web-based management or CCI

A hint of things to come in the IoT

by Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor In some respects, the Internet of Things is still heavy on the buzz and promotion and light on actual products that help design engineers. A few helpful aids are emerging. Vendors continue to promote the need of and benefits for more connectivity to the Internet of Things (IoT) or the

New network I/O Weldblocks from Balluff

Balluff is pleased to announce an entire new family of network I/O blocks optimized for extremely noisy electrical environments, such as welding. These new Balluff Weldblocks are constructed with fiberglass reinforced composite (polypropylene sulfide) that inherently resists weld spatter while effectively combats grounding loops and electromagnetic interference (EMI). Weldblocks promote machine mount distributed modular architecture

It’s about time: the evolving time-sensitive networking standard for the Industrial IoT

by Todd Walter, National Instruments, AVnu Alliance Industrial Segment Chair IoT adoption promises increased amounts of data over widely distributed networks. This change will require new standards for sharing and transferring critical information. One approach will be Time-Sensitive Networks, a new standard from the IEEE 802 committee. The Internet of Things (IoT) promises a world

IDEC’s enchances HG2G-5T series HMI to four protocols

IDEC Corporation announces the 5.7” Enhanced HMI, HG2G-5T series, a significant upgrade from their previous Basic 5.7 inch model. The Enhanced HG2G-5T Series color version TFT LCD HMI has a resolution of 65,536 colors and a brightness of 500 cd/m2. The monochrome TFT LCD model has a resolution of 16 shades and a brightness of

Networking for industrial machine tool building

by Todd Walter, National Instruments If the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) takes off, machines will depend on free flowing data within and between other machines. Updates to standard Ethernet will support these needs. In the U.S. alone industrial machines are an over $200-billion market. This competitive market has undergone an evolution in the last

What will the Industrial Internet of Things mean to manufacturers?

by LESLIE LANGNAU, Managing Editor How will the IIoT affect manufacturing operations and processes? Experts weigh in. The words—the Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are new. But the goal is not new—use data from machinery and equipment to improve overall manufacturing performance, efficiency, more uptime and lower

Big future for cyber-physical manufacturing systems

by BEHRAD BAGHERI, NSF I/UCRC for Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS) and JAY LEE, University of Cincinnati The real value of the IoT for manufacturers will be in the analytics arising from cyber-physical models of machines and systems. A couple decades ago, smart appliances only belonged to sci-fi movies. But rapid advances in technology made it