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Phoenix Contact opens new Development and Manufacturing facility for the Americas

Company adds 125,000 square feet to increase engineering and production capabilities Phoenix Contact officially opened its newly expanded U.S. Development and Manufacturing (D&M) facility in Lower Swatara Township, Pa., on October 3. The company recently finished construction on a 125,000-square-foot addition to better accommodate its growing workforce and the increased demand for locally manufactured products. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ProSoft Technology EtherNet/IP to PROFINET IO Device Gateway

The gateway can be used in a variety of applications, including those involving PLC-to-PLC interlocking, a SCADA interface or data concentration. Our EtherNet/IP™ driver supports multiple I/O connections offering you fast, consistent data delivery and the ability to prioritize data transfers by setting different update rates for control and diagnostic data. This allows you to […]

Mobile PROFIBUS Diagnostics and Cable Testing in One Device

Softing announces the release of its new mobile PROFIBUS Tester which provides extended functionality. The new PROFIBUS Tester BC-700-PB is a powerful diagnostic and troubleshooting tool for comprehensive testing of PROFIBUS segments during operation and can now also be used for cable testing. The device is battery powered which guarantees maintenance and commissioning engineers the […]