Router/switch all-in-one cyber security solution

  Moxa has announced a new addition to its Gigabit-performance cyber security family: the EDR-810 series. This new product is an industrial multiport secure router with Firewall/NAT/VPN and managed L2 switching functions, which allow the EDR-810 to transmit data efficiently while protecting the network and critical devices from cyber attacks. The EDR-810’s integration of security and […]

Multi-core processors for medium performance controllers

  Beckhoff  has presented a new embedded PC series, the CX5100. With the introduction of the latest Intel Atom CPUs, multi-core technology is now also available for controllers in the medium performance class. The 22 nm technology with the new Atom processors results in higher performance while maintaining the same exceptional thermal balance. All devices […]

Enabling process data to be used on the move

  Honeywell recently unveiled Experion Mobile Access, a powerful mobility application said to provide secure remote access to Honeywell’s Experion process knowledge system (PKS) through mobile computing devices. It enables field operators to view and respond to live information from Experion PKS while they are on rounds or inspecting the plant. Operations teams, including field […]

Economical remote connection for controls

  Siemens has introduced three new communication modules for Simatic S7-1200 and two matching industrial routers with which remote terminal units (RTUs) can be implemented economically. The communication modules CP 1243-1, CP 1243-1 DNP3, and CP 1243-1 IEC connect the Siemens control via the telecontrol basic and telecontrol professional systems to higher-level systems or to […]

RF isolator with galvanic isolation design

The iSolate500 from Extronics features a unique, patented galvanic isolation design. The unit blocks all possible faults, including hazardous transients, and makes any RF output intrinsically safe. Fully certified for use in Atex and IECEx Zone, this isolator enables standard wireless equipment to be deployed in hazardous areas without the need for costly assessment by notified bodies. […]

Programmable safety controller

  Banner Engineering has introduced the SC26-2 programmable safety controller for PLC-level capability and control without the programming complexity and steep learning curve of traditional PLCs. Designed to be more flexible and easier to use than other small footprint safety controllers, the SC26-2 uses safety function blocks, Boolean logic functions and a user-friendly programming environment […]

Bluetooth wireless module for control data communication

  The FL BT EPA MP wireless module adds a new Bluetooth access point to Phoenix Contact’s range of industrial wireless devices. The compact and rugged module reliably transfers Ethernet data over a distance of up to 250 m at a rate of up to 3 Mbps. Quality features like QoS and LLDP make it compatible with […]

Application platform for HMI projects

  EBV Elektronik announces “Jakarta”, an innovative Java reference design. This is a hardware and software application platform ready for new areas of human machine interfaces (HMI). With around 28 kB of non-volatile memory, IS2T MicroEJ is lightweight, low cost and uses only 11% of the KL46 flash memory for the advantage that Java can […]

Programmable automation controllers

  Designed to meet the growing need for a higher performance controller in a compact and affordable package, Rockwell Automation has launched the new Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 5370 L3 programmable automation controllers (PAC). Sitting in the higher end of the new midrange PAC offering from Rockwell Automation, this  range has been developed for applications that require […]

3D printing technology for engineers

  RS Components has signed a distribution agreement with RepRapPro that will deliver affordable, open-source, self-replicating 3D printing technology to engineers worldwide. The completion of the deal coincides with the launch of the RepRapPro Ormerod low cost 3D printer, which is available from RS. 3D printing is fast becoming an essential part of the electronic […]