With the new firmware 2.6, the WLAN 2100 wireless module from Phoenix Contact now also offers WLAN Mesh operating mode in addition to Access Point and Client modes.
It’s time to take control cabinets out of industrial control and automation applications. This is the view of Beckhoff Automation UK, who has published a new whitepaper laying out the company’s view of the future of automation and exploring the concept of automation without cabinets.
The new SW-008 10/100Mbs Ethernet switch has eight galvanically isolated ports to provide safe operation in tough environments and extreme temperatures (-10 to +60°C/-14 to +140°F).
A ready-made software solution from B&R helps OEMs implement pick-and-place applications significantly faster. Not only does the system control the robot itself, it also handles coordination with other axes, conveyor belts or tracks.
IDEC Corporation announces an expansion to the MicroSmart FC6A all-in-one PLC family, with three new 12V DC CPUs. End users, designers, and OEMs now have more options for automating battery-backed equipment, traffic controls, and heavy equipment vehicles.
Schneider Electric has launched all new virtual tours of its Coventry Innovation Hub. The digital tour enables customers and partners to interact with Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure technology remotely, seeing how its technology can improve efficiency and resilience.
The shared goal of Yaskawa and Phoenix Contact is to drive forward the transition away from proprietary solutions towards an open and future-proof ecosystem for industrial automation.
Between September 14 and 18, Beckhoff Automation will run Automation Update, a series of five online conferences about the current developments and trends in automation technology. The events will provide insight to the latest solutions to industrial challenges and highlight the newest automation technology from Beckhoff.
Sustainable smart homes could be a reality for consumers within the next 10 years according to Schneider Electric. The company unveils its blueprint for the Sustainable Home of the Future at IFA 2020 and launches a range of new smart home energy solutions under its Wiser brand.