Maximum speed and easy searching and finding are the main advantages of the new EPLAN Data Portal which already includes data for more than 120,000 devices. Users benefit from access to the latest, up-to-date data which can be more quickly and easily integrated in engineering using the new EPLAN Platform 2.0.
ABB FM (Force Measurement) is using Westermo’s Redfox industrial Ethernet switch with its latest version of Stressometer system for measurement and control of rolling mills. The implementation of the Redfox Industrial device has helped to reduce the number of data communication products needed from six to one, simplifying the system and lowering costs.
The SilentTrack® noise damping system, developed by Tata Steel, has been installed to date on over 120km of railway track worldwide. It will be installed in the UK at Blackfriars station as part of work to ensure that the enhanced Thameslink Route still complies with noise legislation despite the increase in rail traffic.
The Anybus® Communicator CAN™ is a new protocol converter from HMS Industrial Networks. The gateway enables communication between any industrial device with a CAN interface and industrial networks such as Profibus, Profinet, DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT or CANopen.
Eaton is about to complete the integration of the Moeller Group acquired in 2008 with changes to its products and packaging: From July 1 Eaton will start to replace the Moeller logo with the Eaton logo on all products and packaging. These changes in the product range will be completed over the course of 2011 by the planned completion date of January 1 2012.
HMS Industrial Networks now releases Anybus® CompactCom™ for BACnet/IP – a network communication module which can be embedded into air conditioning equipment, pumps, ventilation devices etc. in order to enable communication with the BACnet/IP network.
According to Lucintel research, the global boat market is expected to grow to $ 27.8 billion by 2015 with a CAGR of 8.9%. This research also reports that much of this growth will come from the Europe and Asia Pacific regions, as sales will be bolstered by continued economic growth in these regions. In terms of specific boat building industry trends, the research states there is an ongoing shift in product mix toward larger and expensive boats.
When functions have to be retrofitted on a plant, modifications to the hardware configuration and program expansions normally involve considerable costs. The universal modules of Eaton's SmartWire-DT communication system now offer a very simple solution for these requirements.
In light of the anticipated increased use of lightweight materials and high-strength steels in automobile production, Hetal-Werke has resolved to devote attention to new joining concepts as the ATP® TriPress components from Arnold Umformtechnik that reduces assembly times by 75%.