PROFIBUS & PROFINET news from around the world

New Products – May 2016

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XT_digital_340px_0Modules Receive ATEX Zone 2 Certification

Acromag has expanded their signal conditioning and Ethernet Remote I/O offering in the European Union with the addition of ATEX hazardous location certification. The certification complements the existing UL/cUL Class 1 Div2 approvals for Acromag’s BusWorks XT Series that feature a PROFINET interface.


Comtrol_Group-final-600pxNew PROFINET / IO-Link Masters

Comtrol has announced the release of three new IO-Link Masters for PROFINET. The newest additions come in either IP67 or IP20 variants, and support the latest IO-Link 1.1 standard. Additional features include an embedded webpage allowing for IO-Link devices configuration, ISDU (Indexed Service Data Unit) handling, and device/data validation.


Systeme_Helmholz_PN-Switch copy4-Port Managed PROFINET Switch

System Helmholz has introduced a compact 4-port-managed PROFINET switch. Functions such as LLDP, DCP, and diagnostics can be administered via web interface, Telnet, SSH, or USB. The device complies with PROFINET Conformance Class B and features MRP Client capability for ring redundancy.


PROFI-certified, large_IND780 copyPROFINET Interface for Weighing Terminal

The IND780 weighing terminal from METTLER TOLEDO now can interface with PROFINET networks for seamless data exchange. Most existing weighing installations using the IND780 can be upgraded to PROFINET connectivity. This allows business to extend the lifetime of their weighing equipment as their network technology is modernized.


4825 copyEasy Startup of SafetyBridge Components

By using the FES (Flash Easy Safe) Basic and FES Pro SD cards from Phoenix Contact, SafetyBridge components can be started up even more easily. SafetyBridge allows for functional safety requirements up to SIL 3 or PL e without using a safety controller. In the Pro version, process and diagnostic data are provided via PROFINET to other applications, by means of a communication module.


Flexible Communication Through Modular Controller

Siemens has widened the possible uses of the Simatic ET 200SP distributed controller with the three new communications processors. These processors give the controller an additional Industrial Ethernet and PROFINET interface, with which the user can implement flexible communication solutions. This simplifies the integration of series machines in IT networks.


Industrial Notebooks for Automation Engineering

Siemens has equipped the latest generation of its rugged, ready-to-run industrial notebooks with a multitude of practical functions for mobile engineering. The new Simatic Field PG M5 has all the interfaces required for the engineering onboard: one PROFIBUS and two PROFINET interfaces for connection to the automation process, as well as four USB 3.0 interfaces.


Sinamics DCP with High Power Rating

The Sinamics DCP DC power converter from Siemens extends the scalable power range achievable with a parallel connection up to 480 kilowatts. A PROFINET interface is available as an option to connect to an industrial network. The high switching frequency enables smaller reactors to be used, giving the unit very space-saving dimensions.


Planning and Simulation Tool for PROFINET Networks

Siemens is launching a new software tool on the market for the design and simulation of PROFINET automation networks. The Sinetplan network planner from Siemens is aimed at plant designers, constructors, and operators and supports them from the planning stage, through commissioning to the operation of a PROFINET communication network.

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