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GE’s Automation & Controls solutions today launched its new, enhanced RSTi-EP input/output (I/O) device, providing a new combination of performance and maintainability in a minimal footprint. The modular, flexible, high-density solution offers industry-leading PROFINET connectivity and usability in a footprint smaller than any other I/O device available today.
The PROFINET controller with IRT functionality is based on the netX family of Hilscher. Through the netX platform, the IRT functionality is not only accessible for implementations with the ASIC, it is also provided in products already on the market such as PC cards, OEM modules, and customized modules. As a result, practically any (industrial) PC is able to speak IRT and control time-critical applications.
Softing increases the comfort for its mobile PROFIBUS Tester 5 (BC-700-PB) by providing additional language versions. In addition to English and German Softing’s proven PROFIBUS tester 5 now also supports French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. Test results are shown clearly and easily understandable on the graphic display when the device is operated in stand-alone mode, and can be exported for extended analysis in PC mode.
Softing‘s new software product busCHECK Analyzer IE allows mobile PROFINET diagnostics for acceptance testing and troubleshooting. busCHECK Analyzer IE is a software product for mobile diagnostics of Industrial Ethernet networks, in particular PROFINET. Users can carry out automated acceptance tests and create test reports.
Siemens has equipped its Siplus HCS modular heating control systems for switching and controlling heat emitter arrays and elements with considerably higher output power and power density. Via the TIA Portal (Totally Integrated Automation) engineering framework and Profinet/Profibus communication, the heating control systems are easy to integrate into the automation network.
Innovasic has demonstrated a low complexity Ethernet concept to bring Ethernet to the edge of industrial, building, transportation, and automotive networks. This concept, dubbed the “low-complexity Ethernet node”, minimizes power, area, and cost enabling even the simplest of “things” to be directly connected to an Ethernet network without a processor.
Innovasic is pleased to announce that its multiprotocol Industrial Ethernet solution, the RapID Platform Network Interface, has passed both EtherNet/IP and PROFINET conformance testing. The PROFINET RapID Platform solution passed v2.31 for both Class B (RT) and Class C (IRT) devices including the highest level of Net Load testing – Net Load Class III.
Balluff’s new PROFINET powered 16 port IO-Link master is designed for scalability in your distributed architecture while providing ease of use for I/O and smart sensors alike. The industry’s first 16-port IO-Link master can host up to 480 configurable I/O on a single PROFINET node when combined with Balluff’s expandable IO-Link hubs. Thus, enhancing the controls architecture to promote modularity today and built-in scalability for the future.
Based in Karlsruhe, the software company Codewerk designed a modular concept that allows an easy integration of IO-Link master and devices into PLCs. They offer a free download of function blocks and libraries which allow control of a Balluff SmartLight with Siemens PLCs S7-1500 and S7-1200 and IO-Link. Codewerk offers the entire download package for free.