The new EtherNet/IP IL230x-B905 Fieldbus Box modules can be directly mounted, even in demanding environments. The modules include four 24 Vdc inputs and four outputs. This fully-sealed and rugged product line can be mounted on machines and anywhere moisture and dust resistant IP 67 I/O is needed outside of a cabinet. These modules are equipped with Ø8, M8 or M12 signal connections.
The modules support three Industrial Ethernet variants: EtherCAT, Ethernet TCP/IP, and EtherNet/IP. A standard d-coded M12 socket connects other EtherNet/IP devices and the Fieldbus Box, forming a secure connection. Up to 120 modules can be connected through the integrated IP-Link connection. In addition to digital input, output and combined boxes, analog and special signals are also available.
Beckhoff Automation LLC
5-Port gigabit industrial Ethernet switch
The EKI-2725 5-port unmanaged industrial Ethernet switch features full gigabit capacity for bandwidth intensive applications. With the growth of Ethernet in industrial applications, and the expanded use of gigabit cameras in machine vision and security applications, gigabit switches provide the capacity needed for increased network traffic. The EKI-2725 is equipped with five 1000Base-T gigabit Ethernet ports and supports 9K Jumbo Frames, which allows large blocks of data to be sent with each transmission for increased network throughput and reduced CPU utilization of connected devices.
For harsh environments, the switch comes in a compact metal DIN-rail mount chassis built to withstand shock and vibration. The switch features 4,000 Vdc Ethernet ESD protection, power line surge (EFT) protection of 3,000 Vdc, and an operating temperature of -10 to 60° C.
It includes dual 12 to 48 Vdc power inputs for redundant power configurations. In the event of a problem with external power, a built-in fault relay signals an external PLC or controller.
For ease of maintenance, each Ethernet port has two front-facing LED indicators that indicate status, transmission speed, and activity to aid diagnostics with cables and attached devices. Also, with auto-MDI/MDI-X, there is no need to use crossover cables for inter-switch connections and auto-negotiation provides correct link configurations and compatibility with older 10/100Base-TX Ethernet devices.
Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group
DeviceNet drive interface stations
The DeviceNet Drive Interface station connects adjustable frequency drives onto a DeviceNet network, supporting up to four drives. The station’s small size is suitable for upgrading existing drives in the automotive, pharmaceutical, chemical and material handling industries. The housing is constructed of glass-filled nylon that provides an IP 20 protection rating. The unit connects to DeviceNet by way of a 5-pin removable screw terminal connector. In addition, 12 relay outputs, 4 digital inputs and 4 analog outputs are available on removable screw terminal connectors.
Snap-in Ethernet connectivity
The DeviceLinx™ XChip™ is a family of turnkey networking coprocessor system-on-chip (SoC) devices. They let OEMs embed serial-to-Ethernet connectivity and web services into price-sensitive products for remote management over the Internet.
Inexpensive microcontrollers with limited function have created a barrier in network-enabling systems. The XChip enables a host microcontroller to function at maximum capacity without the burden of network processing overhead. The device’s features let OEMs use less expensive, less powerful host microcontrollers without sacrificing performance.
The XChip family opens M2M technology to new applications, making it easy for any device to speak on the network. Potential applications include consumer electronics, building automation (such as air conditioning and heating), energy/metering, home automation (such as high-end audio and alarm panels), point-of-sale, RFID readers, sensors and controllers, vending machines and white/durable goods.
Built using the industry-standard CMOS process, the XChip is an integrated x86 class processor that includes a built-in Ethernet MAC and 10-100 PHY, 256 KB zero wait-state SRAM, up to 11 GPIOs and a high-performance serial UART in a compact 12mm X 12mm 184 BGA RoHS-compliant package. It conserves board space, but the XChip can reduce overall product bill of materials by removing the need for an external MAC/PHY chip.
The firmware and network protocol stack includes TCP/IP, UDP, BootP, DHCP and AutoIP. XChip also features (depending on model) a web server with support for three simultaneous web sessions, email triggering on in-band serial data patterns or configurable pins inputs, and a variety of configurable options for serial-to-Ethernet tunneling (baud rate, flow control, port number, data packing control intervals, inactivity timeout and MTU size).
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