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New Products – November 2016

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PROFIBUS IP core and protocol software for Xilinx FPGAs

softing_profibus_master_xilinx_102016_rgb_72dpiWith the PROFIBUS DP Master for Xilinx FPGAs, Softing is expanding its range of loadable logic with integrated protocol software for industrial communication protocols. In addition to the familiar solution for Altera FPGAs, the PROFIBUS master is now also available for Xilinx FPGAs. This gives users the opportunity to choose the FPGA provider according to their requirements and to use their familiar development environment.


Gateway Bridges Any Two Industrial Ethernet Networks

hilscher-nettap-151-with-cables-copyHilscher is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of an innovative new gateway that easily interconnects any two real-time Ethernet networks. The netTAP 151 is a four-port device that exchanges I/O data between different industrial Ethernet networks by acting as a protocol converter. Because the netTAP 151 is integrated as a simple I/O device into the primary network, it is compatible with any PLC.


PROFIBUS PA: Simplify Planning for Your Users

segmentcheckerdevicelibrariesAs an instrument or device manufacturer you can simplify the work life of your users: Create a device library of your instruments for Pepperl+Fuchs’ Segment Checker. This is one of the popular planning tools for fieldbus infrastructure with more than 1,200 downloads annually. With the integrated device editor this simple task takes only a few mouse clicks per device. Your users will be glad when you do, because their plant design can rely on information you provide. Pepperl+Fuchs will post your library for free right next to the download on www.segmentchecker.com.

For instructions to create your library or support doing so, please reach out to the SegmentChecker support team. Click here!


8-port IO-Link Master Certified for PROFINET

io-link-8-port-zoomThe IO-Link Master 8-PNIO from Comtrol features rugged IP67 housing with M12 connectors for harsh environments. This industrial IO-Link gateway has a wide operating temperature from -25° to 60°C. Features include: PLC access to IO-Link ISDU blocks without complex programming, the IOL_CALL function module, and a web GUI for configuration and diagnostics.


New Power Modules Enhance Energy Efficiency

Sinamics G120PThe Sinamics G120P is specifically tailored as a converter solution for use in industrial applications in the process industries such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals and also building technology. Siemens introduces new power modules, PM240P-2 and PM330, for the G120P, which extend the portfolio for built-in and cabinet units at the 400 and 690 voltage level. They are now PROFIsafe enabled for “Safe Torque-Off” or “Safe Stop 1” functionality.


Synchronous Reluctance Motors with Converters

Reluctance MotorsFrom Siemens: firmware V4.8 enables Sinamics S120 converters to operate with Simotics synchronous reluctance motors. This connection is ideally suited for drive solutions in which the dynamic response of induction motors is no longer sufficient but the high performance of permanently excited synchronous motors would be excessive. PROFIBUS and PROFINET interfaces enable integration into the TIA landscape.


IP67 IO-Link Solutions for PROFINET Networks

Molex Brad HarshIOMolex has introduced its new Brad® HarshIO modules based on IO-Link technology, the open standard protocol for industrial communication, which allows fieldbus and manufacturer independent connection of smart sensors and actuators to the network. The PROFINET module features eight M12 ports and each port combines one IO-Link master channel and one configured digital I/O channel.

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