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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
Hybrid Safety I/O Module for EtherNet/IP and CIP Safety

Hybrid Safety I/O Module for EtherNet/IP and CIP

Turck's TBIP offers another hybrid safety block I/O module that combines standard and safety outputs in a single device – in this case for Ethernet/IP and CIP Safety. The TBPN model for Profinet/Profisafe is already available.

2017-04-07
Temperature Measuring Amplifiers with Ultra-High Channel Density

Temperature Measuring Amplifiers with Ultra ...

Turck has added the IMX12-TI temperature measuring amplifier to its IMX interface technology series. With a width of only 12.5 millimeters and the highest channel density on the market, the devices save valuable space in the switch cabinet....

2016-11-21
Compact Ethernet/RFID Interfaces in IP67

Compact Ethernet/RFID Interfaces in IP67

Turck: At the SPS IPC Drives fair Turck is presenting the two compact TBEN-L-RFID and TBEN-S-RFID Ethernet/RFID interfaces with protection to IP67. The multiprotocol devices bring data from RFID read/write heads in the HF and UHF frequency band...

2016-11-21
New Functions for the TBEN-S Digital Block I/Os

New Functions for the TBEN-S Digital Block I/Os

Turck has enhanced the functionality of the digital block I/O modules of its ultra-compact TBEN-S Series in the form of a free firmware update. It comprises the functions for digital filtering, pulse stretching, latched inputs, counters and PWM....

2016-11-21
Compact IP67 Controller with Codesys 3

Compact IP67 Controller with Codesys 3

Turck is presenting its TBEN-PLC Codesys 3 controller as a compact IP67 PLC for controlling small or modular machines. Thanks to its robust housing and high degree of protection, the TBEN-PLC can operate directly in the field and thus enables the...

2016-11-14
Ethernet-Block-I/O with Eight IO-Link Masters

Ethernet-Block-I/O with Eight IO-Link Masters

Turck's IO-Link portfolio has been further expanded with the TBEN-L-8IOL multiprotocol IO-Link master with protection to IP67 and IP69K. The Ethernet block I/O module offers eight IO-Link master ports in the robust TBEN-L housing. The module...

2016-11-08
Leuze electronic offers intelligent cables with SmartCore Technology

Leuze electronic offers intelligent cables ...

Leuze electronic develops sensor cables with “SmartCore Technology” in a common research project with Murrelektronik. This technology enables the recognition of errors in a cable such as core breaks or loose contacts still before it...

2016-05-24
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