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3rd expert forum on machinery safety at Motek 2019 -

3rd expert forum on machinery safety at Motek ..

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG: On 7 October 2019, the first day of the Motek exhibition, visitors to the expert forum "Safety + Automation" will again have the chance to meet renowned experts from associations, science and industry. As part of a...

2019-06-12
Interface Device Family Expanded for Non-Intrinsically Safe Signals

Interface Device Family Expanded for Non- ...

Turck: The IM12 interface devices now allow for the first time the benefits of Turck's IMX12 series to also be available for non-intrinsically safe signals. The IM12 devices are some of the slimmest on the market and with a width of only 6 mm per...

2019-05-21
PCB Piezotronics, Inc. Launches New IP68-Rated Connector and Cables

PCB Piezotronics, Inc. Launches New IP68-Rated

PCB Piezotronics, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), has released the new Connector Model RB and the Cable Model Series of 034Wxx and 078Wxx. These new four-conductor, shielded cables are suited for...

2019-04-15
Keeping it de-energised

Keeping it de-energised

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG: With the safe voltage monitor PNOZ s60 Pilz now offers monitoring of the de-energised state of plant and machinery to the standard UL 6420. This makes PNOZ s60 suitable for use in applications that require a Safety Lockout...

2019-04-12
IO-Link technology for PSSuniversal 2 - The link to networked production

IO-Link technology for PSSuniversal 2 ...

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG: Pilz is presenting the new IO-Link master module PSS u2 ES 4IOL for communication between the remote I/O system PSSuniversal 2 and sensors/actuators. IO-Link technology is standardised worldwide in accordance with IEC...

2019-03-25
I/O Solutions with Profinet S2 System Redundancy

I/O Solutions with Profinet S2 System Redundancy

Turck is presenting at the Hannover Messe the TBEN-L5-8IOL as the first fieldbus module with Profinet S2 system redundancy. The IO-Link master with IP67 protection is the only device of its kind at present to support the Profinet redundancy...

2019-03-20
SIDI Integrates IO-Link Devices in Profinet

SIDI Integrates IO-Link Devices in Profinet

Turck's Simple IO-Link Device Integration, or SIDI for short, simplifies the handling of IO-Link devices in Profinet engineering systems. As the devices are already integrated in the GSDML file of the master, users can select the devices from the...

2019-03-18
Access permission plus operation mode selection now modular - fusion of safety and security

Access permission plus operation mode selection

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG: With PITmode fusion, Pilz now offers a modular operating mode selection and access permission system. The modular system is characterised by more flexibility for functionally safe operating mode selection and for the...

2019-02-18
M12 interfaces for safe signal transfer

M12 interfaces for safe signal transfer

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG: In the automation system PSS 4000-R for railway, Pilz now provides two new control heads with M12 interface. So safe signal transmission is guaranteed on and beside the track, even under adverse conditions! Two new...

2019-02-14
Universal IO-Link connection

Universal IO-Link connection

Balluff has developed a universal IO-Link interface for the extreme conditions of the foods and pharmaceuticals industries. The corrosion- and cleaning agent resistant module with IP 69 protection ensures secure and errorless signal transmission...

2019-01-14
IO-Link converters for analog signals

IO-Link converters for analog signals

Balluff: In most equipment and machines analog signals make up only around ten percent of the total data volume. But connecting and incorporating them involves great expense. Not so with the new IO-Link converters for analog in- and output...

2019-01-07
Wireless Cloud Gateways with UMTS and Wi-Fi

Wireless Cloud Gateways with UMTS and Wi-Fi

Turck: At this year's SPS IPC Drives fair, Turck will be presenting universal IoT wireless gateways for the wireless connection to cloud solutions. These enable machines and plants as well as measuring points at remote locations to be integrated...

2018-11-28
Hubs and RFID Readers with IO-Link

Hubs and RFID Readers with IO-Link

Turck is expanding its extensive IO-Link portfolio with new Class A and Class B I/O hubs with protection to IP67 and HF RFID read/write heads with threaded barrels designs. Thanks to SIDI, the Simple IO-Link Device Integration, the new IO-Link...

2018-11-23
Safety Box with IP65 Protection

Safety Box with IP65 Protection

Turck: As the world's first supplier of this new product, Turck now has a safety disconnection box with IP65 protection in its portfolio that reliably disconnects load currents up to 9 A in the field and is TÜV-certified. The TBSB Box expands...

2018-11-16
Galvanically Isolated HART Modules

Galvanically Isolated HART Modules

Turck is presenting HART modules for its excom I/O system with fully galvanically isolated channels. This prevents therefore any potential transfers and the resulting corruption of measured values. The temperature resistant HART modules for inputs...

2018-11-14
M12 Field Wireable Push-In Connectors

M12 Field Wireable Push-In Connectors

Turck has added M12 field wireable connectors with integrated push-in connection technology to its connectivity portfolio. The technology enables the user to complete rapid and safe manual assembly without the use of any tools. Soldering irons or...

2018-11-09
IO-Link converter for RS232 devices

IO-Link converter for RS232 devices

Balluff: A simple and practical solution for connecting RS232 directly to IO-Link is offered by Balluff with likely the first IO-Link converter for RS232 devices. The converter lets you connect devices like barcode scanners, printers or RS232...

2018-11-08
Galvanically isolated sensor/actuator hub

Galvanically isolated sensor/actuator hub

Balluff: With the BNI IOL-355 Balluff offers a TÜV certified all-in-one I/O IO-Link module with safely interruptible actuator segment. Ideal applications include controlling valves in pneumatic and hydraulic systems. IO-Link and the easily...

2018-09-03
Connectivity from Pepperl+Fuchs—Over 20 Years of Robust Connection Technology

Connectivity from Pepperl+Fuchs—Over 20 Years of

Pepperl+Fuchs: Reliable sensor technology cannot exist without high-quality connection technology. Pepperl+Fuchs laid the foundation for its connector production in Hungary more than 20 years ago. Today, 200 employees work at the specialized plant...

2018-06-14
Frequency Transducer/Pulse Counter up to 20kHz

Frequency Transducer/Pulse Counter up to 20kHz

Turck has added the IMX12-FI frequency transducer to its range of IMX interface devices. Users can not only use the devices as rotational speed monitors but also as pulse counters. In both modes, the single-channel and two-channel variants can...

2018-06-04
Passive Junctions with an M8 Design

Passive Junctions with an M8 Design

Turck is completing its offering of multiple passive junctions with M8 connector variants. The fully encapsulated TB-4M8 and TB-8M8 comply with IP67 protection requirements and are ideal for applications with space restrictions. The fastening...

2018-05-31
Eplan Data for Turck Fieldbus Technology

Eplan Data for Turck Fieldbus Technology

Turck has recently published electronic construction data on the Eplan data portal for its most important product series for fieldbus and interface technology. This consists of 105 data sets of the TBEN-L and TBEN-S modular block I/O series as...

2018-05-31
Cloud Solution for Industrial Applications

Cloud Solution for Industrial Applications

Turck is presenting its Turck Cloud Solutions service at the Hannover Messe. The data is transferred directly from Turck's controller and I/O components to the cloud. For this, Turck is using the Kolibri protocol recently purchased from Beck IPC,...

2018-04-13
Beep Simplifies Communication with I/O Modules

Beep Simplifies Communication with I/O Modules

Turck's new Backplane Ethernet Extension Protocol, or Beep for short, is simplifying the use of its TBEN and FEN20 multiprotocol block I/O modules. BEEP makes it possible to connect networks with up to 33 TBEN modules (1 master, 32 slaves) and up...

2018-04-10
Intelligent sensor cable with SmartCore Technology

Intelligent sensor cable with SmartCore ...

Leuze electronic: With the new SmartCore cable, Leuze electronic presents an interesting highlight at the Hannover Messe 2018 trade fair especially for applications with moving cables, e.g., in robots or with handling axes. The cable contains an...

2018-02-14
IO-Link hub for 8 analog input signals

IO-Link hub for 8 analog input signals

Balluff: In most equipment and machines analog signals make up only around ten percent of the total data volume. But connecting and incorporating analog input signals is an expensive proposition. Not so with the IO-Link Hub. It passes the analog...

2018-01-08
Ethernet Spanner Connects Production Lines In the Field

Ethernet Spanner Connects Production Lines ...

Turck's TBEN-LG-EN1 spanner is a block I/O module that enables communication between two different Ethernet networks directly in the field. The robust module with protection to IP65/IP67/IP69K features a glass fiber reinforced housing and fully...

2017-11-08
RFID Modules Enhanced with FLC Functionality

RFID Modules Enhanced with FLC Functionality

Turck: In time for the SPS IPC Drives 2017 fair, Turck has expanded the functionality of the TBEN-S-RFID compact Ethernet/RFID interfaces. The block I/O modules with protection to IP67 come with a new free of charge firmware update, offering many...

2017-11-07
IP67 I/O Module for Serial Interfaces

IP67 I/O Module for Serial Interfaces

Turck is adding a variant for serial interfaces to its range of TBEN-S ultracompact module series. The TBEN-S-2COM connects devices with an RS232 or RS485 interface directly in the field to controllers with the Profinet, Ethernet/IP or Modbus TCP...

2017-10-25
SICK opens up the HIPERFACE DSL® interface

SICK opens up the HIPERFACE DSL® interface

SICK AG is opening up the HIPERFACE DSL® interface and, in doing so, is making the tried-and-tested technology available to all users. The market is now set to be provided with yet more extensive solutions. Manufacturers of servo drive...

2017-06-06
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