A powerful, rugged, reliable computer with no moving parts

The SEL-3355 Computer has no moving parts, and standard worldwide “no questions asked ten-year” warranty. It offers the performance and flexibility you need for the most demanding rugged computing applications. Key features include an operating temperature range of –40 to +75°C; fanless and ventless cooling technology; ten-year product warranty; four single-level cell solid-state drive (SSD) […]

Production systems of the future

In the production operations of the future, networking will be everywhere, as the real and virtual worlds merge. Festo is involved in discussions around “Integrated Industry” and “Industry 4.0”. Fundamental changes are taking place in the world of production and are being discussed under the heading of “Industry 4.0”. The forecast is that modern information […]

Connecting different control networks for data exchange

The EK9300 Profinet IO bus coupler from Beckhoff can connect different control networks with each other in a simple and efficient manner. This enables a Profinet controller to exchange data with one or more EtherCAT, Profinet, Profinet and EtherNet/IP systems. Thus, the EK9300 can be used as a flexible gateway for real-time communication between these […]

Advanced testing solution now available

The Fieldbus Foundation recently released the Foundation Fieldbus H1 interoperability test kit (ITK) 6.1.1. The H1 ITK is an advanced testing solution benefitting both developers and end users of Foundation Fieldbus H1 devices. The latest version of this test kit reflects the increased focus of the Fieldbus Foundation on usability. The Fieldbus Foundation has already […]

Four new boards with USB connectivity

National Instruments has announced four new R series boards (USB-7855R, USB-7856R, USB-7855R OEM and USB-7856R OEM) with USB connectivity, which help engineers add FPGA technology to any PC-based system using one of the most widely adopted buses on the market. These products, based on the LabView Rio architecture, are a result of the company’s continued […]

Full integration of terminal operations

Honeywell recently announced an update to its next generation terminal manager server software built on the Experion platform, offering full integration of fire and gas, closed circuit television, access control, digital video manager and enterprise building integrator systems. Terminal Manager R630 includes the industry’s first configurable workflows for faster set up, setting a new standard […]

Support of remote monitoring and engineering by customers

As part of its VPS initiative, Yokogawa Electric Corporation has recently released an upgraded VPSRemote service solution for the remote monitoring and general and preventive maintenance of systems. The upgraded VPSRemote now allows users to link their plants around the world and provide operation support and engineering services from specified locations on the network. It […]

Programmable automation controllers

New Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 5370 L2 programmable automation controllers (PACs) from Rockwell Automation are designed to meet the growing need for a higher performance controller in a compact and affordable package. Offering a 40% reduction in required panel space and the same capabilities as the CompactLogix 5370 L3, these controllers will help users build high-performance, more […]

Multiservice field testing announced

Exfo has announced the extension of its Power Blazer offering to cover 10 M to 10 G interfaces, and rates including Ethernet, SONET/SDH and OTN. Adding to the modules’ existing 40 G/100 G capabilities, these functionalities are available as software options for existing 88100NGE Power Blazer modules, thus maximising customers’ return on investment. All of […]

Distributed control system for small to mid-size process applications

Honeywell recently announced the release of Experion LX, a purpose-built distributed control system for small to mid-size operations with continuous and batch process control applications. Experion LX is designed specifically for smaller plants (less than 5000 I/O points, one engineering server and up to 15 operator stations), that require a control system that is easy […]