• Moxa Rolls out Tiny 1588 PTPv2 Switches for Precise Motion Control

    Posted on November 12th, 2015

    Taipei, Taiwan, November 5, 2014 — Time synchronization is increasingly important for distributed systems in industrial automation. To meet this need, Moxa has implemented the latest PTP (Precision Time Protocol) technology in their new line of EDS-405A-PTP switches. The switches support the IEEE 1588v2 real-time clock, which is required to synchronize the clocks of all connected devices to sub-microsecond accuracy.

    EDS-405A-PTP 5-port IEEE 1588v2 PTP managed Ethernet switches

    The EDS-405A-PTP is a 5-port IEEE 1588v2 PTP switch designed for real-time factory automation, process control, and motor control applications. When the EDS-405A-PTP is configured as a boundary clock, the switch can act as a slave related to the grandmaster clock, and simultaneously act as a master clock related to its local slaves. The managed switch uses nanosecond-accurate time stamps to modify its timing packets and synchronize clocks distributed over the network. This PTP switch can also act as a transparent switch that measures the residence time of PTP packets and modify the time stamps to improve synchronization accuracy. The EDS-405A-PTP not only eliminates the master clock’s processing load, real-time synchronization also minimizes delays and disruptions to support precision control of robotic systems, now commonly used as part of advanced manufacturing applications.

    The EDS-405A-PTP industrial Ethernet switch also supports Modbus TCP, PROFINET, and EtherNet/IP protocols for easy SCADA/PLC management and monitoring, and features a fast boot up time of less than 10 seconds, and fast network recovery within 20 ms with a full load of 250 switches. Other management functions such as IGMP snooping, IEEE 802.1Q VLAN, QoS, RMON, and relay warning, make network planning more flexible and easy. The compact size, fanless design, and wide operating temperature range make the EDS-405A-PTP a perfect choice for device level networks in harsh industrial environments.

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  • Reliable DIN-Rail Power Supplies for Mid-Market Applications

    Posted on November 12th, 2015
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    We now extend our product range to new market segments. Applying new concepts from design to manufacturing, the PIANO series offers reliability, service life-time and efficiency figures usually available only in more expensive products.

    The Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) figures of the PIANO-Series are as high as 1.5 million hours and the minimum service life-time is typically 40,000 hours. Efficiency figures vary, depending on the version, from 90.5% up to 94.5%. The 240W version consumes a width of only 49mm on the DIN-Rail, therefore it offers the same size benefit as the newest and most costly products from other vendors.

    Robust even for demanding applications, these purely convection cooled units can operate from -10°C (some units even from -25°C) up to +70°C. Power derating is typically only required above +55°C. The PIANO series is easy to use because it clicks smoothly onto any standard DIN-Rail and includes large-sized terminals which makes wiring simple and effortless. Furthermore, the PIANO series also offers a DC-OK signal that can be used to monitor the unit’s output voltage.

  • Wonderware SmartGlance 2014 R2

    Posted on November 12th, 2015


    Schneider Electric has released the Wonderware SmartGlance Mobile Reporting Connector (MRC) 2014 R2, which features a new UI design, quick accessibility and a host of new features to make monitoring and visualizing operations performance easier than ever before.


    Product overview:

    SmartGlance delivers real-time plant data to the mobile workforce via simple reports, analytics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to phones and tablets. It is comprised of the SmartGlance MRC, SmartGlance Server and SmartGlance Mobile Apps. Operations personnel are now mobile, and therefore need and want real-time operations information immediately accessible via smart phones and tablets. SmartGlance provides them with the relevant and targeted information they need to make rapid, effective decisions as well as the means to collaborate instantly around their data. Deploying SmartGlance could not be easier.

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  • Protection against humidity and corrosive environments

    Posted on November 12th, 2015


    X20 controllers and modules handle all environmental conditions

    With the X20c series, B&R is setting new standards for protection against harsh environmental conditions. The “coated” variants of the compact controller and I/O modules are protected against condensation and corrosive gases by a special coating on the electronics module. This makes these modules suitable for use in corrosive environmental conditions.

    The coating on the electronics module protects the components and circuit board from the effects of condensation and corrosive gases. The effectiveness of protection against condensation is checked using the test specified in BMW GS 95011-4, and protection against corrosive gases using the 4-part corrosive gas tests specified in EN 60068-2-60, test method 4. The tests are carried out in a fully accredited in-house testing laboratory and in certified external testing facilities. B&R places even higher demands on the modules than what is specified in the standards and also subjects equipment to additional, more stringent testing.

  • Moxa Unveils the Ideal PoE+ Ethernet Solution with Optimized Power and Bandwidth

    Posted on November 12th, 2015

    Taipei, Taiwan, August 12, 2014 — Moxa unveils the ideal communication solution for high bandwidth Ethernet powered devices (PD) in industrial applications. To complete the line of high performance and extremely reliable industrial Ethernet switches, the EDS E series, the new EDS-G512E-8PoE is released. It features a high power output (up to 36 watts) designed for industrial, heavy-duty PoE devices, Gigabit Ethernet capabilities for large bandwidth network transmissions, easy management tools (SmartPoE) for monitoring PDs, and an industrial-grade reliability built to withstand harsh environments.

    “Due to the increasing adoption of high bandwidth power devices in industrial applications, such as PTZ/outdoor HD cameras and wireless APs with IEEE 802.11n and IEEE 802.11ac capabilities, a switch with IEEE 802.3at abilities while featuring Gigabit Ethernet solutions is essential for a smooth network communication.” explained Gary Chang, a product manager at Moxa’s Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Division. “The new EDS-G512E-8PoE series feature 8 Gigabit PoE+ ports allowing for large bandwidth transmissions and up to 30 watts of power in its standard mode. For heavy-duty PDs (power devices) requiring a higher voltage, the EDS-G512E-8PoE series also allow up to 36 watts of power output. The series ensure a sufficient power supply for your mission-critical, power-sensitive applications, making it the best Gigabit PoE+ solution to date.”


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  • Panel PC 900 multi-touch: The new flagship system from B&R

    Posted on November 12th, 2015


    Fast, fanless and flexible

    By taking advantage of state-of-the-art processors – up to and including Intel® Core™ i7 – the new Panel PC 900 with multi-touch functionality offers the absolute highest level of total computing power. Combining new display sizes with multi-touch operation, B&R’s new flagship system is more versatile than ever, even offering full compatibility with the previous device generation.

    The Panel PC 900 takes full advantage of the state-of-the-art projected capacitive touch screen also used in the Automation Panel widescreen display series. With an edge-to-edge, anti-glare glass surface and high-resolution monitors, maximum functionality and an advanced design have been integrated into a single operator panel. Displays ranging from 15.6″ to 24″ with Full HD resolution ensure that every possible requirement is covered.PPC 900 Read More »
  • Wonderware InTouch Access Anywhere Software Wins Plant Engineering 2013 Product of the Year Award

    Posted on April 17th, 2014

    Solution provides users real-time plant data visualization from any device, anytime and anywhere

    APRIL 03, 2014 HOUSTON, TEXAS – Invensys, a leading supplier of state-of-the-art industrial software, systems and control equipment to the world’s major industries, today announced that its Wonderware® InTouch® Access Anywhere software solution has won a Silver Award in the Productivity and Training category of Plant Engineering magazine’s annual Product of the Year contest.Winners of the contest were selected by the magazine’s readers, comprising engineers from leading global manufacturing organizations who buy, specify and use these products daily. Choices were based on how the products help them do their jobs smarter, safer, more efficiently and more productively. The magazine’s panel of industry experts nominated finalists from hundreds of entries, after which readers selected the winners in nearly 20 plant automation and management categories.

    “The mobility advancements in InTouch Access Anywhere represent the kinds of capabilities that help plant engineers and managers become more efficient and productive,” said Bob Vavra, Plant Engineering editor and content manager. “These capabilities positively impact the ability of producers and processors to address their most pressing operations and business challenges in the automation and management of their plants.”

    Web HMI and Mobile SCADA:  InTouch® Access Anywhere

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  • GO Farther GO Extreme with Active Cellular Controller

    Posted on April 17th, 2014

    Moxa provides Rugged and Compact 3-in-1 Cellular Remote I/O

    Taipei, Taiwan, Jan. 9, 2014— ioPAC 5540 remote I/O are hardy, compact, metal-encased all-in-one RTU controllers that combine a GPRS/HSPA cellular modem, an I/O controller, and a data logger in a single device.

    The ioPAC 5540 supports standalone data logging in a storage space expandable up to 32 GB, and comes with the innovative, patented Active OPC Server software, based on push technology. Users can expect many significant value-added benefits that include reductions in data transmissions, lower hardware costs, and lower deployment and maintenance costsIn addition, with high sampling rates, a prerecorded event buffer, millisecond scale timestamps, and either C/C++ or IEC 61131-3 programming platforms, Moxa ioPAC 5500 RTUs deliver both extreme accuracy and powerful programming tools, giving engineers a strong, efficient platform to support monitoring and analytical processes like identifying anomalous intrusions, or device failures. Designed to work reliably in harsh industrial environments, ioPAC 5500 standalone controllers feature railway-grade ESD and surge protection, wide tolerance for temperatures from -40 to 75°C (-30 to 75°C for HSPA models), and are UL/cUL Class 1 Division 2 and ATEX Zone 2 certified. For network redundancy and communications security, ioPAC 5500 devices come with two 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports that may be trunked into a single uplink, as well as two software-selectable 3-in-1 serial ports. With its targeted hardware and software optimizations, the ioPAC 5500 series provides a comprehensive solution for data acquisition and control applications in harsh environments.

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