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 […]

Compact mechatronic controller with IO-link master

  The compact mechatronic controller CECC is said to be the first mini controller with IO-Link master and CoDeSys V3. It reduces installation times and simplifies programming, and also enables fast and cost-effective control of sensors and actuators. The mechatronic controller CECC is the answer to small-scale automation applications with limited I/O. Despite its modest […]

New premises, expanded services

  Ana-Digi Systems has moved to Block 816/3, Hammets Crossing Office Park, 2 Selbourne Road, Fourways, Gauteng. The company is also rolling out a national telephone number, 0861-32 33 34, with 24-hour support, intended to make it easy to contact the company from anywhere in the country.  The new premises  are larger, with  a standby power generator and more visitor […]

Rockwell Automation acquires global wireless technology company

  Rockwell Automation has announced the purchase of vMonitor, a global technology leader for wireless solutions in the oil and gas industry. A pioneer in digital oilfield implementation and remote operations worldwide, vMonitor delivers innovative monitoring and control solutions for wellhead and upstream applications that combine cutting-edge wireless instrumentation and communication with visualisation software, helping […]

I/O system with 3-axis acceleration sensors

  The new EP1816-3008 EtherCAT Box from Beckhoff has two integrated 3-axis acceleration sensors and 16 digital inputs. The easy-to-install I/O module for harsh environments can be used to implement cost-effective vibration and shock/oscillation monitoring directly in the field. The machine-mountable device also enables tilt monitoring in longitudinal and transverse direction. The IP 67-rated EP1816-3008 […]