Interface technologies

Balluff offers its newest special Ethernet/IP network blocks for assembly and material handling technology. The IO-Link masters (BNI00EF/ BNI00EH) enable not only rapid integration of various IO-Link devices into existing networks, but also feature multiple

ports with 4 Ampere output current for connecting drive equipment such as 24 V DC motors or electrical stoppers.

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There are many reasons for the excessive build-up of heat in control cabinets. Designers can often minimize the dangers resulting from incorrectly arranged devices or poor ventilation in advance. However, specific condition monitoring is needed for external factors and device anomalies. Turck‘s IM18-CCM cabinet guard now provides a smart solution for processing sensor data via Ethernet in the IIoT.

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Turck's IO-Link system box, consisting of I/O module, sensors and indicator light enables users to discover the benefits of the communication standard.

Turck is now offering a compact starter kit for users wishing to discover the benefits of the IO-Link digital communication protocol. The IO-Link devices contained in the box enable interested users to set up their own system and thus gain hands-on experience in the technology.

 

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Turck is expanding its portfolio of safety I/O components with the TBPN and TBIP block I/O modules for Profisafe and CIP Safety respectively. The robust IP67 modules provide safety input and output signals directly from the field to the safety controller.

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At the ATX West Bosch Rexroth presented a unique combination of hardware and software. The IoT Gateway demonstrates the latest in Industry 4.0 technology. For new and existing machines, Bosch Rexroth’s IoT Gateway connects to the Internet of Things (IoT) without intervening with automation logic.

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IO-Link is considered key technology for implementing industry 4.0 and IIoT concepts. For this technology Weidmüller provides IO-Link master modules in IP20 and IP67 degree of protection. Plug-in connectors and pre-assembled cables for the bus connection as well as sensor/actuator cabling complete the product portfolio. The parametrisation and configuration of IO-Link devices can be performed with a web‑based configuration tool that contains an interface to the manufacturer‑independent...

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The more compact the machine and plants, the greater the demand for small sensors. If these devices also involve short blind zones, they soon become the universal tool for restricted spaces. Turck has therefore added ten more miniature sensors to its RU ultrasonic sensor series. Twelve new types were added to the RU-Eco series with devices made from highly resistant liquid crystal polymer. This comprehensive portfolio enables the automation specialist to offer the right ultrasonic solution for...

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Wire­less-based iden­ti­fi­ca­tion using RFID is one of the key tech­nolo­gies for smart pro­duc­tion processes suit­able for In­dus­try 4.0. Turck pro­vides a pow­er­ful tool for this with its BL ident RFID so­lu­tion. A new ad­di­tion to the port­fo­lio is a ro­bust RFID mod­ule with pro­tec­tion class IP67, which makes the con­nec­tion of fac­tory au­toma­tion to the IT world much eas­ier due to an in­te­grated OPC UA server.

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With the launch of its mul­ti­pro­to­col tech­nol­ogy six years ago, Turck in­tro­duced a new “era of sim­plic­ity” in field­bus tech­nol­ogy: Under the maxim “One de­vice – three pro­to­cols”, Turck's I/O mod­ules have been able since then to op­er­ate in Profinet, Eth­er­net/IP and Mod­bus TCP net­works, re­duc­ing the num­ber of de­vices that users have to keep in re­serve. Turck's Back­plane Eth­er­net Ex­ten­sion Pro­to­col now al­lows an­other mile­stone to be reached. The new pro­to­col...

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