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Moxa Introduces Protocol Gateways to Connect Modbus Devices to PROFINET/PROFIBUS Networks

Moxa’s newly launched MGate 5103 and MGate 5111 industrial protocol gateways enable fast and easy protocol conversions between Modbus devices and PROFINET/PROFIBUS-based SCADA systems and PLCs. These stand-alone protocol gateways also allow a distributed network architecture that maximizes flexibility and scalability.


SCHUNK: Intelligent 24 volts powerhouse with PROFINET certification

The world’s first PROFINET-certified universal gripper with integrated electronics unites power, diversity, and intelligence has been introduced from SCHUNK. Its high-performance PROFINET interface creates the optimum conditions for real-time process regulation and maximum performance. With a variable gripping force between 50 N and 600 N, the compact gripper covers a wide range of components.


Endress+Hauser launches IO-Link devices

The newly developed pocket-sized Picomag from Endress+Hauser works according to the electromagnetic measuring principle. Picomag offers intuitive handling with IO-Link and Bluetooth as well as multivariable measurements of volume flow and temperature. Moreover, the Capacitance Point level detection Liquipoint FTW23, as well as the Absolute and Gauge Pressure Cerabar PMP23 transmitters, are now also available with IO-Link. This development enables digitalization of the transmitters for utility measurement, e.g. in food & beverage applications.


ifm: IO-Link Master with PROFINET interface AL1102

  • Reliable transmission of machine data, process parameters, and dianostic data to the controller
  • Integrated PROFINET interface
  • For connection of up to eight IO-Link devices
  • Software LR AGENT EMBEDDED for direct communication with SAP
  • Robust housing for use in harsh industrial environments