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MVK Fusion… an opportunity to standardise modular processes, opening the door to a one-module strategy

The PROFINET/PROFIsafe module unites three basic functions of installation technology:

Standard digital sensors and actuators Safety digital sensors and actuators IO-Link This combination is ... more

How EtherCAT levels the digital playing field for manufacturers

For many manufacturers, the first steps to digitalisation are often wrought with uncertainty, posing questions like, “What network architecture will work best? What controllers, hubs and switches do ... more

Analog Devices’ Transceivers Bring High-Def Video via Existing Vehicle Cable and Connector Infrastructure

Analog Devices has announced a transceiver series that enables high-definition (HD) video over existing Unshielded Twisted Pair cables and unshielded connectors. This allows OEMs to upgrade easily ... more

IO-Link by Murrelektronik

Fast integration, short commissioning times, yet maximum flexibility – Murrelektronik IO-Link MVK Metal and Impact67 fieldbuses take you there directly. They are ideal for easily integrating IO-Link ... more

IDC produces ready-made secure electronic IoT modules to save time, cost & risk

Electronic devices for consumers and medical patients are rapidly becoming wireless and connected to meet the changing needs of users. IDC’s experience has shown that many manufacturers want to ... more

Hardy achieves premier integration with Rockwell Automation PLCs

M2M: a rapidly advancing technology

Hardy Process Solutions has achieved the highest level of weighing integration with Rockwell Automation® ControlLogix® and CompactLogix® systems, with a combination of connectivity on the backplane ... more
The use of M2M technologies is growing in many areas – from machine control to transport and smart homes. Daryl Miller, vice president of engineering at Lantronix, looks into the current applications,... more

A security issue

Recent viruses such as Stuxnet have highlighted the vulnerabilities of industrial networks. Now is the time to take a fresh look at how industrial network security is managed, says John Browett of ... more

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