HMS Industrial Networks now introduces yet another gateway family for the Industrial Internet of Things. The new Anybus .NET gateways enable real-time data from industrial machinery to be presented to .NET-based IT applications. This means that .NET programmers can get data directly from a PLC system on the other side of “the edge” to be used in applications for statistics, analysis or maintenance. The first .NET gateways are available for PROFIBUS and PROFINET.
HMS Industrial Networks now introduces a new family of Industrial IoT gateways for Smart Grid applications. The Anybus SG-gateways enable communication between industrial applications and energy protocols. This communication is the very basis for the so called “Smart Grid” where power plants and energy equipment are interacting with industrial applications. The SG-gateways are yet another example of how HMS realizes the Industrial Internet of Things.
The Ex HS 98 position switch, which the steute business division "Extreme" has demonstrated at the SPS IPC Drives, sets itself apart from all other Ex position switches in the comprehensive steute range due to one very striking feature. Instead of using conventional "on/off" technology, it emits an analogue signal which corresponds to the position of the actuator or plunger, detected by an integrated Hall sensor. Depending on the variant chosen, the sensor supplies the output signal in one of the three established standards 0 … 20 mA, 4 … 20 mA or 0 … 10 V.
At the SPS IPC Drives, the steute business division "Wireless" has presented not only its new wireless switchgear, but also a completely new platform for the integration of wireless switchgear in user IT structures.
Automation engineers frequently need to bridge the gap between different protocols and networks used in a plant, but they also need to enable communication between equipment within the same network family. For example, in the PROFINET and PROFIBUS-world, there are many devices and sub-systems that cannot necessarily communicate with each other. It may be necessary to connect different physical formats such as copper and fiber optics or couple/de-couple I/O data between two controlling networks. With their recently upgraded Anybus X-gateways, HMS Industrial Networks can offer ways to get heterogeneous PROFI-equipment connected.
Oxford school has online control of heating, ventilation, water, lighting etc.
At the EF International Language Centre in Oxford, system integrator Global Electrical Solutions Ltd. has installed a building management system to keep track of heating, ventilation, water, lighting etc. By connecting Netbiter Remote Management gateways to Rockwell control panels in the building, users can see current temperatures, levels, and consumption online. They can even turn on lights or open windows remotely – truly realizing the Internet of Things.
Much has been said about Eplan Platform, Version 2.8. Now, just a few days before the rollout, the focus is on Eplan Electric P8. Users can look forward to enhancements in the areas of configuration, bus data and round-trip engineering with Siemens TIA Portal. Eplan Electric P8, the established CAE solution, further surprises by introducing a completely new user interface and an integrated user portal.
HMS Industrial Networks has acquired all shares in the German company Beck IPC GmbH located in Wetzlar, Germany. Beck IPC is a leading provider of technology and solutions for embedded control and industrial M2M communication, including solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT.