PROFIBUS remains the most widely used industrial network globally but several networks are closing up. PROFINET and EtherNet/IP compete for first place within industrial Ethernet and no network consolidation is in sight. These are some of the conclusions from HMS Industrial Networks as they present their view of the industrial network market in 2015.
Ideal for use in machine manufacturing industries such as semi-conductor manufacture, Advantech’s Industrial Automation Group has launched an exciting new range of Web operator panels. These newly designed models, with flat panel IP66 certified aluminum edging, include the latest Intel Cortex-A8 processor which is not only faster but also consumes the minimum amount of power and also supports RS-232/422/485/ Ethernet and CANopen protocols to ensure that they’ll connect to your existing network.
Driving sustainability, performance and weight reduction, JSP, the manufacturer of lightweight material ARPRO, has delivered a unique first in automotive interior design by enabling a new application for the door panels of the BMW i8.
Morgan Advanced Materials has appointed a defence specialist with more than 40 years’ experience to the role of EMEA Business Development Executive within its Composite & Defence Systems business in Coventry, UK.
SUNON’S EC Axial Fan is a high-efficiency, brushless DC motor which is driven directly from an AC power supply. With only 4.4W, it reduces the power consumption by approximately 80% compared with the conventional AC Fans and by up to 35% compared to other competitor EC fans. It is dedicated to refrigerators, freezers, wine chillers, and any commercial refrigeration equipment. As an option, they are available with IP68 water and dust protection.
Brady offers compliant and durable oil & gas pipe markers and has partnered with oil & gas contractors for a swift and safe implementation. Professional pipe markers can act as a live blueprint of your plant, assisting engineers in deciding where and when to interfere. “When implemented well, professionals can use pipe markers as a guide and will be able to see how your plant works in the blink of an eye”, says Christophe Nelissen, Brady Middle East Sales Manager.
Cambridge, UK – Food Tracker systems from Datapaq ensure highly efficient process monitoring and HACCP documentation at the click of a key. In addition to complete temperature profiles and extensive alarm and reporting functions, they offer multiple simultaneous food lethality calculations (F0/Pu value, D-value, chill rate Critical Control Point) and an optimization function that predicts the effect of parameter changes on the process without repeated trial runs. A state-of-art 6 or 8-channel data logger from the MultiPaq21 series guarantees high accuracy, high resolution, and large memory without data loss. Designed for efficient operation, it manages eight consecutive measurement runs before data download to a computer. A start/stop button and an alternative time or temperature trigger provide true ease of use.
Dorner Mfg. has introduced new pallet system components for use on its 2200 SmartFlex® flexible chain conveyor platform that provides accurate positioning and routing of parts for assembly, robotic and inspection applications. The components, sold as completed assemblies or as kits, allow users to implement easy design changes to their conveyor systems, and offer versatile layout flexibility.