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Logging OPC Data with Custom Time Formats by Sofware Toolbox

Logging OPC Data with Custom Time Formats: A recent article from Software Toolbox underscores the crucial role of timestamp configuration in data logging, emphasizing its impact on interpretation and sorting accuracy. The latest release of OPC Data Logger, V4.0.0.2, introduces customizable time formats directly through the user interface, addressing user...

February 22 News on Sensors, 5G Routers, Profinet Gateways, Edge IPCs, Robots and Ai in 2024 & more (N169)

Daily Industrial Automation News Roundup: Today's News: Banner's New Measuring Sensors, Siemens' New 5G Routers, Softing's New Profinet Gateways, Emerson's New Edge IPC, Mitsubishi's New R86TB Teach Pendant, Rockwell's New Embedded Edge Compute Module, Yaskawa's Thoughts on Zero Maintenance, ABB on Robots and Ai in 2024 and more in this episode...

February 20 News on RFID Readers, Free PLCs, ASi-5, WinCC, MicroLogix, Energy Hub, Slice IO & more (N168)

Daily Industrial Automation News Roundup: Today's News: Balluff Celebrates 40 Years Making RFID Readers, Maple Systems' New PLC Try Before You Buy, Bihl+Wiedemann Connects Danfoss Drives via ASi-5, Mitsubishi Automates Machine Tending, Balluff's Rapid Inductive Position Measuring System, Software Toolbox On Logging OPC Data, Siemens Updates WinCC, Rockwell Releases New...

Omlox Standard Is Shifting Gears

Location-Tracking Standard omlox is Shifting Gears: Omlox is now addressing multiple verticals: discrete manufacturing, automotive, logistics, semi-conductor, aerospace, healthcare, and retail. Technology-wise, omlox has much more depth today, providing an even better support for locating use-cases and integrating more locating technologies, like vision-based systems, more wireless-technologies, and even ultrasound-based locating...

Intrinsically Safe Smartphone with USB-C by PepperL+Fuchs

Smart-Ex 03 Intrinsically Safe Smartphone with All-Around USB-C Interface: Smart-Ex 03 intrinsically safe smartphone by PepperL+Fuchs, users can solve the most diverse tasks in the (process) industry. The 5G-capable Android™ device has a range of sophisticated functionalities that take working in hazardous areas up to Zone 1/21 to a new level. One of these...

New Generation of HVAC Programmable Controllers by Danfoss

Danfoss Introduces New Generation HVAC Programmable Controller Portfolio: Danfoss announces the Alsmart Universal Controller platform which is a new-generation programmable controller portfolio for the HVAC market. The platform has been designed to meet today’s advanced needs as well as tomorrow’s combining flexible and advanced control features, multiple communication options, the...

Auvesy-MDT New Devices and Editor Updates

New Devices and Editor Updates from Auvesy-MDT: Starting in February 2023, Octoplant has shifted its primary focus towards the development of new devices and editor updates. This strategic decision aligns with the company's goals and objectives. However, as a result of economic considerations, Octoplant will no longer be able to...

Banner AC Voltage Sensor

AC Voltage Sensor, Continuously Monitor Voltage to Gain Insights on Plant and Equipment Performance: Banner's new AC Voltage Sensor which you can get a more comprehensive view of equipment and overall plant health while improving the accuracy of power calculations. Sensor data is easily accessed via the Modbus RTU interface...

Three PROFINET Application Profiles Gaining Momentum – Part 3 by Pi Profinews

Three Profinet Application Profiles Gaining Momentum: PROFINET is experiencing a resurgence in the use of Application Profiles, with three profiles leading the way: PROFIsafe, PROFIenergy, and PROFIdrive. In previous issues, we explored PROFIsafe and PROFIenergy, and in this edition, we delve into PROFIdrive. To recap, Application Profiles enhance device compatibility within...

Gather Field Data with New Modbus Router by ProSoft Technology

Gather Field Data with New Modbus Router: ProSoft's multi-port module offers support for EtherNet/IP™, Modbus TCP/IP, and Modbus RTU, catering to the diverse needs of industries. It enables seamless data transmission to processors or SCADA systems, making it ideal for OEMs requiring flexible protocol configurations. The module also features device...

Red Lion Launches New Strain Gauge Modules And J1939 And Can Protocol Sleds For The Flexedge Platform

Strain Gauge Modules and J1939 and can Protocol Sleds For The Flexedge Platform Red Lion lunches new strain gauge modules which are easily installable and configurable and come in both SSR output and relay output options. Both offer single-loop PID capabilities to monitor, measure, and control equipment. Designed to thrive...

New HF Read/Write Head in a Compact M12 Size by Turck

Turck's HF Read/Write Heads: Turck releases HF Read/Write Heads which are now available in a compact M12 design. Easy to integrate into confined spaces, these miniature RFID solutions provide precise identification in tooling identification and factory automation. A Bus mode version allows up to 32 HF Read/Write Heads to be...

Combined PLC+HMI Increases Display Size and I/O Options by IDEC

Combined PLC+HMI: IDEC Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA, February 20, 2024 — IDEC Corporation has expanded its SmartAXIS touch family with the new FT2J Series combined PLC+HMI. A compact all-in-one form factor combines built-in full-function controller features and functions, both onboard and expandable I/O, and an advanced technology 7” touchscreen display, providing...

February 15 News about HVAC PLCs, Voltage Monitors, Ai, AMRs, DevOps, Passkey, 3D Printing & more (N167)

Daily Industrial Automation News Roundup: Today's News: Siemens' TM NPU v2 Ai Module, SINAMICS Startdrive V17 SP2, Danfoss Introduces New HVAC Programmable Controller, Pepperl+Fuchs Covers Smart-Ex 03 Features, Banner's Continuous Voltage Monitor, Omron launches MD Series of AMRs, Auvesy-MDT Details New Features, Copia on Industrial DevOps, Omlox update, rf Ideas on...

PLC-Next Makes OPC-UA Easy

New PLCNext Article Details How They Make OPC-UA Easy: OPC UA is a crucial standard for representing and accessing complex data in Industry 4.0. It offers data modeling, security features, and various communication paradigms. However, OPC UA's complexity can be challenging for new users. To address this, Phoenix Contact provides...

Diffuse Sensors With Background Suppression by Leuze

Diffuse Sensors With Background Suppression: The ODT3CL1-2M diffuse sensor is a remarkable innovation designed for applications requiring long-distance object detection and measurement value output via IO-Link. This laser sensor utilizes TOF (time of flight) technology, enabling it to achieve an impressive operating range of two meters. With its background suppression capability,...

Danfoss’ New iC2 Micro Drive Offers Game-Changing Benefits

Danfoss’ New iC2 Micro Drive Offers Game-Changing Benefits: Danfoss introduces the iC2 Micro family of drives, offering customers a compact solution to enhance the reliability and efficiency of their HVAC systems. This drive encompasses all the functionalities of a full-featured unit while being designed for ease of use and durability....

CMTH Sensor for Smart Condition Monitoring by Turck

CMTH Sensor for Smart Condition Monitoring: Introducing the CMTH sensor, a device that allows users to monitor temperature and relative humidity in one device. This enables easier tracking of environmental conditions over time. One of the key features of the CMTH sensor is its IO-Link capability, which provides continuous feedback and...

Simatic Process Function Library V3.0 SP1

Siemens SIMATIC Process Function Library: SIMATIC Process Function Library V3.0 SP1 is now available. The SIMATIC Process Function Library V3.0 SP1 offers function blocks and faceplates for SIMATIC TIA Portal Engineering and WinCC Unified monitoring & control. Furthermore, dedicated functions for the Module Type Package (MTP) engineering based on VDI/VDE/ NAMUR...

PTC Launches Onshape Vision for Apple Vision Pro

PTC Launches Onshape Vision for Apple Vision Pro: Onshape Vision from PTC offers a whole new dimension to product development by bringing 3D digital designs into our physical reality in a way that feels very natural. For example, designers can hold their digital products, expand or shrink them to any scale...