New generation of high-reliability UHF readers for production and logistics

Simatic RF650R for logistics applications Simatic RF685R and RF680R for production environments Simatic RF685R with integrated adaptive antenna Extensive diagnostic functions for high plant availability Reduced expenditure during commissioning, integration and maintenance Siemens is launching a new generation of RFID readers for the ultra-high frequency (UHF) band. The three new devices in different functional and […]

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New Products (Issue 121)

New products this month include: new PROFINET I/O, master simulators, hardware modules, PROFINET diagnostics tools, relays, and gateways, plus updated PROFIBUS diagnostics tools, and PROFIBUS repeaters.  Click on the headlines for additional details, photos, and video. New Analog Output Ethernet I/O Modules with Discrete I/O Acromag expands their line of BusWorks®XT Ethernet I/O modules that […]

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New PROFINET Master Simulators

Master Simulators from Bihl+Wiedemann are simple, universal tools for commissioning as well as for testing slaves within systems. In addition to PROFIBUS Master Simulators (BW1131, BW1257, BW1258) Bihl+Wiedemann now also offers Master Simulators for PROFINET (BW3035 and BW3057). The new PROFINET Master Simulators – software-only solutions – are able to exchange data with many PROFINET […]

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One Ethernet Hardware – any Industrial Ethernet Network

New Ethernet solution from HMS Industrial Networks makes it possible for device manufacturers to download the industrial Ethernet protocol of choice to standardized Ethernet hardware from HMS. HMS Industrial Networks now releases “Anybus CompactCom for Common Ethernet” – a communication solution which includes an Ethernet hardware that is loadable with PROFINET, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP or Ethernet […]

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Teamwork of Topology and Diagnostics for PROFINET and Ethernet

Navigation system creates clarity in networks A permanent monitoring and a continuous status analysis of the communication quality in industrial networks are essential. But for reliable monitoring of an industrial network, precise knowledge of the network topology is also necessary. Only in this case is the potential malfunction cause localized quickly. Even in big installations […]

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