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  • B&R adds HART modules to the X20 I/O series

    Posted on April 17th, 2014

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    Data transmission, configuration and diagnostics of field devices

    B&R now includes an analog HART input module and a HART output module in their successful series of X20 communication modules. These new modules are equipped with two inputs and outputs and use real-time Ethernet POWERLINK to transfer HART data supplied by sensors and actuators directly to the controller. To evaluate the data, the controller forwards information via the process bus to maintenance stations with FDT containers, for example B&R Automation Studio, PACTware or FieldCare.

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    HART modules in B&R’s X20 series offer reliable protocol support for data transmission, configuration and diagnostics of HART field devices.

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  • PULS does it again: more affordable and more powerful

    Posted on January 17th, 2014
    Oct,  2013.
    The new generation of MiniLine DIN-Rail-Power Supplies from PULS costs up to 30% less than its predecessor while offering even more power without any compromise on quality.
    These single-phase units are designed with 5V, 12V or 24V output and are available in the power range from 15W to 120W. Full output power is available up to an ambient temperature of +60°C. The units are supplied in a robust and easy to fit plastic housing with extra-large screw terminals for safe and easy connection.The particularly compact design, requiring only 22.5mm width for 15W and 30W units, 45mm for 60W and the completely new 72.5mm for 120W, saves a significant amount of space in the control cabinet. The robust electrical, mechanical and thermal design delivers high reliability even in conditions as extreme as +60°C, -40°C or under severe mains network disturbances. Special variants for the assembly of NEC-Class-2 circuits or redundant systems complete the range.PULS new MiniLine generation: low price – high performance.
  • Invensys Jump Starts Annual Software Conference with Release of Wonderware InTouch and System Platform 2014

    Posted on December 27th, 2013

    New out-of-the-box industrial software improves operator awareness, optimizes performance and minimizes disruptions

    Wonderware InTouch 2014 offers superior information presentation and situational awareness, helping to identify and address abnormal situations before they impact operations.
    Wonderware InTouch 2014 offers superior information presentation and situational awareness, helping to identify and address abnormal situations before they impact operations.

    OCTOBER 15, 2013 /HOUSTON, TEXAS – Invensys, a leading supplier of state-of-the-art industrial software, systems and control equipment to the world’s major industries, today welcomed customers, system integrators and partners to its 2013 Software Conference and Tech Support Symposium, being held this week in Dallas, Texas. Themed The Industrial Software Revolution Begins Now, the conference includes presentations and demonstrations of the company’s Avantis®, SimSci® and Wonderware® products and solutions. Sessions will cover topics such as situational awareness visualization, virtualization, mobile solutions, Cloud, EAM, MES, HMI, SCADA, the refining value chain and partner solutions.
    Invensys kicked off the event with the release of its Wonderware InTouch® 2014and Wonderware System Platform 2014 software. Delivering powerful, additional capabilities to its flagship HMI and supervisory offerings, the new software promises to improve operator awareness, optimize performance and minimize disruptions during startup, operation and shutdown.
    “While other HMI providers have been focusing solely on graphics to improve the operator experience, Invensys has been collaborating closely with some of the world’s most recognized industrial companies—large and small—to understand their most pressing challenges and issues, and then devise the most innovative ways to solve them,” said John Krajewski, director of HMI and supervisory product management for Invensys.

  • Moxa’s Next Generation EDS Switch Drives Evolution with Ultra-Robust Performance

    Posted on December 27th, 2013

    Taipei, Taiwan, October 14, 2013 — Moxa, a global provider of innovative industrial Ethernet solutions, recently unveiled a new class of Gigabit Ethernet switches, the EDS E series, for use in large-scale networks to converge field applications in extreme industrial environments. In addition to Level 4 EMS protection, severe shock/vibration resistance, and new thermal fin design that can reduce switch temperatures (5°C or more), the EDS E series has many user-centric features to significantly improve network manageability, and the new hardware designs are engineered to provide an unprecedented level of switch reliability for industrial applications.

    “According to recent market studies (IMS report), the global number of industrial Ethernet nodes at supervisory and control levels are growing at an average rate of 15%. However, the number of field-level nodes is growing at a rate of approximately 36%. If industrial Ethernet technology is increasingly being deployed at remote field locations, industrial Ethernet switch reliability will need to be robust enough to handle harsh field site conditions. The new EDS E series is designed to give industrial operators peace of mind with the utmost protection available against high-voltage electrical transients, severe shock and vibration, and extremely high temperatures,” explained Gary Chang, product manager at Moxa’s Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Division.

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  • Invensys Operations Management Releases ArchestrA System Platform 2012 and Workflow 2012

    Posted on November 29th, 2011

    Higher performance, tighter application integration and simplified computing environments empower workforces to achieve operational excellence

     

    Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and infrastructure operations industries, announced the release of its ArchestrA® System Platform 2012 and ArchestrA Workflow 2012 software offerings. ArchestrA System Platform and ArchestrA Workflow provide the core integration and collaboration platform inside of the company’s InFusion® Enterprise Control System and, when used in combination, offer a broad range of automation and information functionality that allows users to empower their people, processes and systems for real-time business optimization.

    Updated ArchestrA System Platform and ArchestrA Workflow from Invensys help unite manufacturing automation and IT applications so they function as one, holistic Enterprise Control System

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  • Invensys Operations Management Releases Wonderware InTouch 2012

    Posted on November 29th, 2011

    Higher security, ease of use and full support of virtualization raises the HMI bar for workforce empowerment, while lowering total cost of ownership

     

    Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and infrastructure operations industries, announced the release of the latest version of its Wonderware® InTouch 2012 human machine interface (HMI) software.

    With updated InTouch HMI software from Invensys, plant personnel can easily create performance dashboards, and highly graphical, animated screens help them control vital manufacturing processes.

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