Networking & Security - I/O Systems, Modules

Three wishes for an easier life with HART

At Hannover Messe 2013, Michael Pelz, head of process optimization and automation for Clariant... » more

Integrating HART data from smart devices

HART calling! Your field devices and actuators want to tell you more of what is happening in the... » more

CAN gateway IO module

Wago Corporation's 750-658 I/O module easily links CAN field devices CAN be used with 750 Series... » more

EtherCAT box for angle, acceleration measurement

Beckhoff's EP1816-3008 EtherCAT Box is an I/O module that is IP67-rated with built-in tilt... » more

Schneider Electric completes acquisition of Invensys

Schneider Electric announced today that it completed its acquisition of Invensys PLC, a global... » more

Wireless device integration specification released

The Fieldbus Foundation's final specification for ISA100.11a Device Integration incorporates... » more

Fieldbus coupler series for Profinet network

Wago's Profinet IO Fieldbus Couplers 750 Series identify connected I/O modules and can assign... » more

Isolating high-speed data interfaces

Technology Update: Choosing the right isolator requires knowing system requirements and which... » more

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Industrial Networking: Introduction to Networking

Doug Bell introduces Chris Harris. Networks communicate in several ways including by wire, wireless, and fiber optics. Various standards such as RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 and Ethernet come with the particular device being...

Industrial Networking: Basics of RS-232

The RS-232 standard allows for communication between two devices in either a master-slave or master-master configuration. A master-master configuration does not require the cables to be changed however the hardware needs to...

Industrial Networking: RS-232 Media and Hardware

All types of connectors are found with RS-232 with no set standard, zip links are a solution especially in long distance (up to 50 feet) applications. DTE and DCE devices require different wiring configurations. The device...

Industrial Networking: Networking Protocol Basics

A compatible wiring scheme does not mean two devices can communication with each other, they need the same language. In a network, there must be a device that produces a signal for the network to work, cannot have two slave...

Industrial Networking: Basics of RS-422

The RS-422 standard allows use with up to 11 devices and 4000 feet of wire. The standard is commonly confused with RS-485 and can even work with RS-485 devices. RS-422 is not widely supported. Long-time automation trainer Doug...

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Control Engineering 2014 Cyber Security Study

Cyber threats to control systems are high, frequencies of... » more

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Cyber Security: Technology Review

A very fast paced look at many types of hardware...

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Avoid the worst control system ever

Automation System Integration Blog: Nobody wants to get a screaming... » more

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