www.controleng.com : Latest News http://www.controleng.com/ en www.controleng.com : Latest News http://www.controleng.com/typo3conf/ext/tt_news/ext_icon.gif http://www.controleng.com/ 18 16 TYPO3 - get.content.right http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Sat, 20 May 2017 00:02:00 -0400 Tower-configured UPS for protecting equipment http://https://gspplatform.cfemedia.com/pe/#!product/58d15200e4b09bff54bc6a57 Falcon Electric's 700 VA to 3 kVA tower-configured SC UPS are designed to protect IT/IoT equipment,... System Integration New Products HMIs and Operator Interfaces Industrial Networks Motors and Drives PLCs and PACs Sensors Process Instrumentation SyndicationType: Product Release SyndicationSource: CFE Media (in-house) Fri, 05 May 2017 00:02:00 -0400 Redundant process control system for demanding applications http://www.controleng.com/single-article/redundant-process-control-system-for-demanding-applications/a392b4b6edab52f69decbe13061d5e60.html Mitsubishi Electric Automation's iQ-R Series Process CPU/Redundant System is designed for... Mitsubishi Electric Automation's iQ-R Series Process CPU/Redundant System is designed for industries such as oil and gas, wastewater and building automation with applications that require near 100% uptime to prevent harmful or costly disruptions. Features of the iQ-R Series Redundant Control System include redundancy across multiple levels, reducing single-point failures and high availability at multiple levels for improved system reliability. It also has visualization and data acquisition and can be configured with integrated engineering software. The control system also provides security features to protect intellectual property and plant safety, and a built-in SD memory card database that provides recipe and data logging functionality without the need for an external server. The integrated design allows machines or production lines to consolidate control in one rack. The system can have up to 4 CPUs per rack for any combination of motion, sequence or process control. Controllers can be mixed and matched to standardize on one platform and simplify spare parts inventory.  Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. https://us.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/en  - Edited by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering process control products.]]> Process Control New Products HMIs and Operator Interfaces Industrial Networks Motors and Drives PLCs and PACs Sensors Process Instrumentation SyndicationType: Product Release SyndicationSource: CFE Media (in-house) Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:02:00 -0400 PLC platform for data logging, Ethernet communication http://www.controleng.com/single-article/plc-platform-for-data-logging-ethernet-communication/c301e757a179883d4db315cb4a529ed1.html AutomationDirect has added the BRX PLC platform to their line of programmable logic controllers... AutomationDirect has added the new BRX PLC platform to their line of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), which are available in four form factors: M series, 10-point series, 18-point series, and 36-point series. Courtesy: AutomationDirectAutomationDirect has added the BRX PLC platform to their line of programmable logic controllers (PLCs). The compact BRX PLCs features include built-in data logging, motion control, serial, and Ethernet communication, an interchangeable communications port and integrated high-speed I/O. Support for EtherNet/IP, Modbus RTU and TCP, ASCII and custom protocols is also included. Designed as stand-alone controllers with expansion capabilities, these micro PLC units are available in four form factors: M series, 10-point series, 18-point series, and 36-point series. The BRX M Series is a controller (with no built-in I/O) that can be used for a variety of purposes including machine data logging. Ethernet communication is included in the M Series, which can be expanded with user-selected I/O modules if needed. The BRX 10-point series includes all of the standard features with the addition of 10 onboard discrete I/O points. The 18-point series contains 18 total onboard discrete I/O and the 36-point starts with 36 built-in discrete I/O points. BRX controllers with onboard I/O are offered with ac, dc, and relay configurations, as well as with software-selectable analog I/O and Ethernet options. High-speed I/O is also built in to every BRX PLC unit with onboard dc I/O.  AutomationDirect www.automationdirect.com  - Edited by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering PLC and PAC products.]]> Machine Control New Products HMIs and Operator Interfaces Industrial Networks Motors and Drives PLCs and PACs Sensors Process Instrumentation SyndicationType: Product Release SyndicationSource: CFE Media (in-house) Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:02:00 -0500 PLC data logger for collecting historical, production, troubleshooting data http://www.controleng.com/single-article/plc-data-logger-for-collecting-historical-production-troubleshooting-data/6ae1ea524f563c027f26a4353c29784c.html InterConnecting Automation's FC-LOG is a programmable logic controller (PLC) data logger that... InterConnecting Automation's FC-LOG is a programmable logic controller (PLC) data logger that is designed to collect historical and production data as well as troubleshoot machines when needed. The 4GB PLC logger can be plugged into a computer via USB and operates as a mass storage device and can collect up to 60 samples per second, holding up to 148 million records in CSV format. The FC-LOG can diagnose problems at a remote site and keeps track of uptime, downtime, and reasons why a machine or connected device failed to operate to help the user accurately fix issues. It can also save information in a Microsoft Excel .csv format for ease of use. The FC-LOG collects digital and analog values as well as any other parameter available from a Modbus-enabled device. The PLC data logger takes less than 10 minutes to configure and video instructions are included. It logs up to 55 addresses, can offload information via cable or a memory card, and can be powered from a PLC communication port or 24 V dc. The user can upgrade the device from 4GB to 8, 16 or 32 GB. The PLC data loggers' built-in software has drivers for and allows native addressing of most AutomationDirect PLC's along with any Modbus-enabled device. It takes less than 10 minutes to configure and video instructions are included.  InterConnecting Automation Inc. www.plclogger.com  - Edited by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering PLC and PAC products. Doug Bell, owner, InterConnecting Automation, shows how the InterConnecting Automation PLC Data logger takes less than 10 minutes to configure. Video instructions are included. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering, CFE Media]]> Machine Control New Products HMIs and Operator Interfaces Industrial Networks Motors and Drives PLCs and PACs Sensors Process Instrumentation SyndicationType: Product Release SyndicationSource: CFE Media (in-house) Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:40:00 -0500 2017 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation http://www.controleng.com/single-article/2017-engineers-choice-awards-spotlight-on-innovation/61a8f951a59c4d436ee9b2195557e114.html Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 28 categories. The 30th annual Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards shines a light on 28 categories of control, instrumentation, and automation products, revealing the best of those introduced in 2016 as chosen by you, Control Engineering’s print and digital audience. Review the winners and honorable mentions here to see if their innovative solutions can help you solve one of your most pressing problems. Also, join us in congratulating these technological innovators. Let them know you learned about their solutions in Control Engineering, and tell them what problems you need solutions for next. Their continuous improvement ensures that manufacturers, machine builders, and automation system integrators can achieve the levels of agility, efficiency, and effectiveness necessary to compete—and win—in today’s global economy. More than 100 finalists from 63 companies were listed on ballots for evaluation. Automation professionals from Control Engineering’s subscriber lists—all of whom are responsible for or influence technology purchases, or have hands-on day-to-day interaction with the technologies in each category—then voted to identify the products they felt were the most exceptional based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact. The result is a short list of Engineers’ Choice Awards winners and honorable mentions in 28 categories. A total of 1 grand winner, 28 winners, and 28 honorable mentions were named for 2017. Control Engineering staff extends appreciation to all who nominated products and took the time to vote. The 2017 Engineers’ Choice Awards will be presented to the winners on April 3, 2017, in Chicago. View the Grand and Category Winners here View the Honorable Mentions here]]> System Integration Information Control Process Control Machine Control Sustainable Engineering Manufacturing IT Product Research Plant Safety and Security Slider Homepage Item - CTL New Products apelliccione@cfemedia.com Thu, 09 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0500 Controller for safety-related automation tasks http://www.controleng.com/single-article/controller-for-safety-related-automation-tasks/65be29d2b857095faf417d90e8fbb5f9.html Siemens' Simatic S7-1212 FC controller is designed to perform standard and safety-related... Siemens' Simatic S7-1212 FC controller is designed to perform standard and safety-related automation tasks in a single device. Using Siemens TIA Portal V14 engineering software and firmware V4.2, safety-related devices, including Siemens Sinamics drives, can be networked with Profinet and Profisafe, which is designed to reduce hardware and wiring requirements. The S7-1212 FC controller has 100 KB integrated program/data memory and a 2 MB load memory. It features integrated standard input/output (I/O), eight digital inputs, six digital outputs and two analog inputs. The controller is expandable with up to three communication modules, two signal modules, and one signal board. Siemens www.siemens.com  - Edited by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering machine safety products.]]> Machine Control New Products HMIs and Operator Interfaces Industrial Networks Motors and Drives PLCs and PACs Sensors Process Instrumentation SyndicationType: Product Release SyndicationSource: CFE Media (in-house) Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:02:00 -0500 HMI PLCs for small- and medium-sized machines http://www.controleng.com/single-article/hmi-plcs-for-small-and-medium-sized-machines/befc35e87ec1c1eae53325566ce99421.html Turck's TX500 human-machine interface (HMI) programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are designed for... Turck's TX500 human-machine interface (HMI) programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are designed for use in small- to medium-size machines whose processes have to be controlled, displayed and operated locally. Each TX500 is equipped with a Profinet master and EtherNet/IP scanner, as well as a Modbus TCP and Mod­bus RTU master. The HMIs can also be run as field devices for both Modbus protocols. Codesys 3 allows the lean and simple programming of the PLC and visualization functions. The TFT display with 64,000 colors enables high performance display of graphics and animations. The front panel of the TX500 series is protected to IP66. It features two RJ45 Ethernet ports, a serial interface for RS232 or RS485 as well as two USB ports are provided on the terminal side. An additional SD card slot makes it possible to expand the 128 MB internal data memory. Turck www.turck.com  - Edited by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering PLC and PAC products.]]> Machine Control System Integration New Products HMIs and Operator Interfaces Industrial Networks Motors and Drives PLCs and PACs Sensors Process Instrumentation SyndicationType: Product Release Sat, 26 Nov 2016 00:02:00 -0500 Design kit for communicating with motion controllers, PLCs http://www.controleng.com/single-article/design-kit-for-communicating-with-motion-controllers-plcs/5bdc7d4492f7e69a54a9077e760fa5f5.html Galil Motion Control's Galil Design Kit (GDK) is designed to provide easy communication with motion... The scope is designed to emulate a traditional digital oscilloscope. It provides intuitive measuring and zooming tools, trigger tools, autoscale and more. The tuner is designed to assist in optimizing a system's performance. It provides a single interface for editing filter parameters such as pole, notch and PID. The viewer tool allows customized real-time viewing of the controller's input/output (I/O) status, motor position, and more. The setup tool allows the user to view, edit, backup and load controller memory such as parameters, variables, arrays and the program buffer. The terminal tool provides easy communication to and from controllers and it can be used to query the controller's parameters or execute a program. The editor tool allows the user to write, save, download, upload and execute application code and multiple programs can be opened, edited and saved in one seamless user interface. The GDK's communications library, gclib, now uses a default communications server. This software layer works as a multiplexer to the hardware and allows multiple applications to communicate with the same controller. Data that was once only available to one application is now distributed to all subscribing clients. Galil Motion Control www.galilmc.com  - Edited by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering CNC and motion control products.]]> Machine Control New Products HMIs and Operator Interfaces Industrial Networks Motors and Drives PLCs and PACs Sensors Process Instrumentation SyndicationType: Product Release SyndicationSource: CFE Media (in-house) Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:02:00 -0400 2017 Engineers' Choice Finalists http://www.controleng.com/single-article/2017-engineers-choice-finalists/15b38b8c780636e3d70b60b35396acca.html The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital... official Engineers’ Choice ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers. Vote for the best Engineers’ Choice finalists of 116 entries across 28 categories. Based on your experience, please vote in as many categories for which you feel qualified based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact. Details and photos are available for each product. Voting will close on Dec. 21, 2016; Winners and honorable mentions will be notified by Dec. 28, 2016. Winners and honorable mentions will be featured in more detail in the February 2017 issue of Control Engineering.  For program FAQs, please click here.

Finalists by category

Click on a product for more information, including description and image. Hardware — Data acquisition
  • Memograph M RSG45 Data Manager, Endress+Hauser, www.us.endress.com
  • UC-8112-ME-T-LX Programmable 4G LTE Modbus Data Logger, Moxa Inc., www.moxa.com
  • M-4839 Wide-Band Power Meter, Ohio Semitronics Inc., www.ohiosemitronics.com
Hardware — Handheld test, measurement, calibration
  • SMART Air Hood Balancing Instrument, Dwyer Instruments Inc., www.dwyer-inst.com
  • AEGIS Shaft Voltage Tester Digital Oscilloscope, Electro Static Technology / AEGIS, www.est-aegis.com
  • AMS Trex Device Communicator, Emerson, www.emersonprocess.com
  • Fluke 279 FC Thermal Multimeter, Fluke Corp., www.fluke.com
  • Fluke Condition Monitoring, Fluke Corp., www.fluke.com
Hardware — HMI, operator interface, thin-client
  • GOT Mobile Wireless Connection for Graphical Operator Terminals, Mitsubishi Electric, https://us.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/en
  • Allen-Bradley PanelView 5500 Graphic Terminal, Rockwell Automation, www.rockwellautomation.com
  • TP700 Comfort Outdoor Panel HMI, Siemens Industry Inc., www.usa.siemens.com
Hardware — Integrated HMI controllers
  • XV-300 Operator Interface Touch HMI and PLC, Eaton, www.eaton.com
  • Industrial PC v800-P with Touchscreen, Lenze, www.lenze.com
  • Samba 7 PLC, Touchscreen, and I/O; Unitronics; www.unitronicsplc.com
Machine & Embedded Control — CNCs, board-level products
  • AcroPack PCIe-based I/O Modules, Acromag Inc., www.acromag.com
  • ConnectCore for i.MX6UL System on Module, Digi International, www.digi.com
  • EZTimer, digitally programmable multi-function timer; EZAutomation; www.ezautomation.net
Machine & Embedded Control — Discrete sensors, machine vision
  • LP Series Encoder, heavy-duty encoder; BEI Sensors, Sensata Technologies; www.beisensors.com
  • IER3 Optical Encoder, Micromo, www.micromo.com
  • BOA Spot Vision Sensor, Teledyne Dalsa, www.teledynedalsa.com
Machine & Embedded Control — PLCs, PACs, industrial PCs
  • APAX-5580 Hot-swappable Industrial PC, Advantech, www.advantech.com
  • CX8095 Embedded PC with an EtherNet/IP Connection to EtherCAT, Beckhoff Automation, www.beckhoff.com
  • IndraControl XM 22 PLC, Bosch Rexroth Corp., www.boschrexroth.com
  • Click Ethernet Standard PLC; Koyo Electronics Industries, AutomationDirect; www.automationdirect.com
  • MELSEC iQ-R Programmable Automation Controller, Mitsubishi Electric, https://us.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/en
  • Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 5380 Programmable Automation Controller, Rockwell Automation, www.rockwellautomation.com
Motion Control — Drives, motor control centers
  • EJ7211-0010 Servomotor Module, Beckhoff Automation, www.beckhoff.us
  • EFC3610 Frequency Converter (VFD), Bosch Rexroth Corp., www.boschrexroth.com
  • IndraDrive ML Modular Universal Inverter, Bosch Rexroth Corp., www.boschrexroth.com
  • FlashGard Arc-Resistant Motor Control Center, Eaton, www.eaton.com
  • FR-A800 Plus for Cranes and Hoists, a VFD; Mitsubishi Electric; https://us.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/en
  • Altivar Process 900 VSD, Schneider Electric, www.schneider-electric.com
Motion Control — Servo drives
  • MotiFlex e180 Servo Drive, ABB Inc., www.abb.com
  • IndraDrive Mi Cabinet-Free Technology Servo Drive and Power Supply, Bosch Rexroth Corp., www.boschrexroth.com
  • MR-J4-GF-RJ Servo Drive with CC-Link IE Field, Mitsubishi Electric, https://us.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/en
  • MR-J4-TM Multi-Network Servo Drive, Mitsubishi Electric, https://us.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/en
  • Sigma-7 Servopack Servo Amplifier for Rotary, Linear, and Direct-drive Motors; Yaskawa America Inc.; www.yaskawa.com
Motion control, motors
  • HexGen Hexapod Positioning System, Aerotech Inc., www.aerotech.com
  • M100 Direct Drive Motor, Electric Torque Machines, http://etmpower.com
  • Energy Efficiency Module MSE6-E2M, Festo Corp., www.festo.us
  • Servo Press Kit YJKP, Festo Corp., www.festo.us
  • iMotion Modular Application Design Kit (MADK), Infineon Technologies, www.infineon.com
  • Platinum e PMAC and Inverter, permanent magnet ac motor and integrated drive; Leeson Electric; www.leeson.com
  • EPOS4 Module 50/15 Position Controller with Integrated Amplifier, maxon motor, www.maxonmotorusa.com
Network Integration — Ethernet hardware
  • EK9160 IoT Bus Coupler, Beckhoff Automation, www.beckhoff.us
  • C-more Micro EA-ECOM, Ethernet to operator interface expansion module; Koyo Electronics Industries, AutomationDirect; www.automationdirect.com
  • LCP DX Refrigerant-based Cooling for Enclosures, Rittal Corp., www.rittal.us
  • Allen-Bradley Stratix 5950 Security Appliance, Rockwell Automation, www.rockwellautomation.com
Network Integration — Ethernet switches
  • LNP-1002G-10G-SFP Gigabit PoE+ Unmanaged Ethernet Switch, Antaira Technologies, www.antaira.com
  • LNX-2012GN-SFP Gigabit Managed Ethernet Switch, Antaira Technologies, www.antaira.com
  • eWorx SE300 Ethernet Switch, B+B SmartWorx, http://advantech-bb.com
  • Cisco Industrial Ethernet 1000 Switch, Cisco Systems, www.cisco.com
  • IEX-408E-2VDSL2 Ethernet Extender Switch, Moxa Inc., www.moxa.com
  • Managed Switch 7000, Phoenix Contact, www.phoenixcontact.com
Network Integration — I/O systems
  • ADAM-3600 Intelligent Remote Terminal Unit, Advantech, www.advantech.com
  • EtherCAT P, communication and power in one cable; Beckhoff Automation; www.beckhoff.us
  • Bedrock Ethernet I/O Module (SIO4.E), software configurable IIoT enabler; Bedrock Automation; www.bedrockautomation.com
  • Allen-Bradley ArmorBlock IO-Link Master, Rockwell Automation, www.rockwellautomation.com
  • Field Logic Controllers Powered by ARGEE Programming Environment, Turck, www.turck.us
  • 790 Shield Clamps with Latching Spring, Wago Corp., www.wago.us
Network Integration — Signal conditioning
  • microBlox uB31 DC Voltage Input Module, Acromag Inc., www.acromag.com
  • Universal Analog Signal Isolator and Converter, Weidmuller, www.weidmuller.com
Network Integration — Wireless products
  • SmartSwarm 351 Modbus Eavesdropper, B+B SmartWorx, http://advantech-bb.com
  • Digi Connect Sensor, battery-powered cellular gateway; Digi International; www.digi.com
  • EZWiFi, EZAutomation, www.ezautomation.net
  • AWK-4131A-US-T Weatherproof Wireless Access Point, Moxa Inc., www.moxa.com
  • TC mGuard Secure Cellular Communication Product, Phoenix Contact, www.phoenixcontact.com
  • Wireless Ethernet and Serial Device Server, Weidmuller, www.weidmuller.com
Power — Energy, power protection
  • OEM Line Isolation Switch, Eaton, www.eaton.com
  • Power Xpert Branch Circuit Monitor, Eaton, www.eaton.com
  • Quint Power Supply, Phoenix Contact, www.phoenixcontact.com
Power — Energy, power protection, UPS
  • Bedrock Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS.500), Bedrock Automation, www.bedrockautomation.com
  • Eaton 2-3 kVA 9PX UPS, Eaton, www.eaton.com
  • SC On-line UPS, Falcon Electric Inc., www.falconups.com
Process Control — Flowmeters, process sensors
  • Micropilot FMR20 Non-contact Radar Transmitter, Endress+Hauser, www.us.endress.com
  • SA Series Flow Sensor, ifm efector inc., www.ifm.com/us
  • meriGauge Plus Digital Pressure Gauge, Meriam Process Technologies, www.meriam.com
  • Sitrans FC430 Coriolis Flowmeter, Siemens Industry Inc., www.usa.siemens.com
Process Control Systems
  • PlantPAx Modern Distributed Control System, Rockwell Automation, www.rockwellautomation.com
  • Foxboro Intelligent Marshalling FBM 248, a universal Fieldbus module; Schneider Electric; www.schneider-electric.com
  • PlantStruxure PES v4.2 Digital Automation System, Schneider Electric, www.schneider-electric.com
Safety — Machine safety
  • CSI 6500 ATG Stand-alone Machinery Protection, Emerson, www.emersonprocess.com
  • PSRmini, a thin safety relay with force-guided contacts; Phoenix Contact; www.phoenixcontact.com
  • Allen-Bradley Compact GuardLogix 5370 Controller, Rockwell Automation, www.rockwellautomation.com
  • AZM400 Motorized Bolt Lock with Integrated RFID Safety Sensor, Schmersal, www.schmersalusa.com
Safety — Process safety, intrinsic safety
  • Safety Lifecycle Manager (SLM) v2, safety instrumented system lifecycle management software; Mangan Software Solutions; www.mangansoftware.com
  • SPA2IS Programmable Limit Alarm Trips with Intrinsically-Safe Field Connections, Moore Industries, www.miinet.com
  • ProSafe-RS SIL 3 SIS, Yokogawa Electric Corp., www.yokogawa.com
Software — Applications
  • Custom Order Engineering - Fusible Circuit Protection Solutions, Eaton, www.eaton.com
  • Fuse and SPD Selector Tools, Eaton, www.eaton.com
  • DeltaV Alarm Mosaic, Emerson, www.emersonprocess.com
  • Rockwell Software Quality Management, Rockwell Automation, www.rockwellautomation.com
Software — Asset management, reporting
  • ARES Asset Management Platform, Emerson, www.emersonprocess.com
  • Dream Report v4.72, automation-related reports and dashboards; Ocean Data Systems; www.dreamreport.net
  • FactoryTalk AssetCentre Software v7.0, Rockwell Automation, www.rockwellautomation.com
  • XLReporter v12.0 Processing Automation Reporting Software, SyTech Inc., www.sytech.com
Software — Control design
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical, Autodesk Inc., www.autodesk.com
  • Adams Explore, multibody dynamics simulation software for Microsoft Excel; MSC Software; www.mscsoftware.com
  • Rockwell Software Studio 5000 Development Environment, Rockwell Automation, www.rockwellautomation.com
Software — Data analytics, diagnostics
  • Honeywell Uniformance Suite, process analytics software; Honeywell Process Solutions; www.honeywellprocess.com
  • PlantTriage v13 to Monitor and Diagnose Plant Control Loops, Metso, www.expertune.com
  • FactoryTalk VantagePoint EMI Software v7.0, web-based manufacturing business intelligence software; Rockwell Automation; www.rockwellautomation.com
  • Line Performance Suite v1.0, Schneider Electric Software, http://software.schneider-electric.com 
  • ROMeo 6.4 Process Optimization Software, Schneider Electric Software, http://software.schneider-electric.com 
Software — HMI software
  • Fuji Electric Monitouch V-SFT Screen Configuration Software v6.0.15.0, Fuji Electric Corp. of America, http://monitouch.fujielectric.com
  • Movicon.NExT v3.0 Industrial Automation Software Architecture, Progea, www.progea.com
  • InTouch Machine Edition Customizable HMI Software, Schneider Electric Software, www.wonderware.com 
  • InduSoft Web Studio 8.0 + SP1 Platform Agnostic SCADA/HMI Development and Runtime Software, Schneider Electric Software, InduSoft, www.indusoft.com
  • VTScada v11.2 HMI/SCADA Software, Trihedral Engineering Ltd., www.trihedral.com
Software — Industrial Internet of Things connectivity
  • TwinCAT IoT, Beckhoff Automation, www.beckhoff.us
  • IoT Gateway Suite, Iconics, www.iconics.com
  • KEPServerEX 5.21 Device and IoT Connectivity Software, Kepware, www.kepware.com
  • FieldPoP Device Cloud and the IIoT Gateway, Sierra Monitor Corp., www.sierramonitor.com
Software — Mobile apps for controls, automation, instrumentation
  • Asset View Messaging Application for Asset Management Software, Emerson, www.emersonprocess.com
  • Honeywell Pulse Industrial Mobile App, Honeywell Process Solutions, www.honeywellprocess.com
  • myMOBILE, independent HMI/SCADA application for iOS and Android devices; mySCADA Technologies; www.myscada.org

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Network portfolio for industrial automation http://www.controleng.com/single-article/network-portfolio-for-industrial-automation/ae9b8f5a83f91dc3d580ca09e5ab4164.html Balluff's CC-Link IE field is a 1GBPS network designed for industrial automation applications and... Balluff's CC-Link IE field is a 1GBPS network for industrial automation. The network portfolio consists of IP67 protection rated machine mount I/O devices and IO-Link masters. The distributed modular architecture utilizes IO-Link to support the controls architecture while integrating smart devices into the architecture. IO-Link is the sensor-actuator communication standard specified in IEC61131-9 and utilizes standard M12 sensor cables for communication of process data, parameter data, and events on the same line. The CC-Link IE Field network module with 8 IO-Link ports can host up to 8 IO-Link smart devices including RFID, SmartLights, flow or measurement sensors, or analog I/O. Or the module could host up to 240 configurable discrete I/O points. Balluff www.balluff.com - Edited by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering I/O system and module products.]]> System Integration Manufacturing IT HMIs and Operator Interfaces Industrial Networks PLCs and PACs SyndicationType: Product Release SyndicationSource: CFE Media (in-house) Syndication: System Integration System Integrators Syndication: I/O Modules Terminal Blocks Data Acquisition Syndication: Other industrial networks (sensor networks fieldbus IoT) Sat, 02 Jul 2016 00:02:00 -0400