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Industrial Networks

  • BB Electronics’ gateway converts Modbus ASCII or Modbus RTU serial signals into Modbus TCP Ethernet
    The MESP211 by BB Electronics converts Modbus ASCII or RTU signals to TCP Ethernet and can control Modbus devices on LAN or WAN Ethernet. BB Electronics' MESP211 is a compact gateway designed to convert Modbus ASCII or Modbus RTU serial signals into Modbus TCP Ethernet. The MESP211 connects Modbus devices to Ethernet networks to monitor and control Modbus devices from anywhere on the Ethernet LAN or WAN, and flexible configuration allows serial and Ethernet, Masters and Slaves. Designed for harsh environments and cramped [More...]

  • Moxa’s Profibus-to-fiber converters bridge Profibus to optical fiber
    Moxa's ICF-1280I and ICF-1180I Profibus-to-fiber converters that transparently bridge Profibus to optical fiber while providing isolation and protection from interference. Moxa's Profibus-to-fiber converters—the ICF-1280I and ICF-1180I—transparently bridge Profibus to optical fiber, providing total isolation, protection against EMI/RFI interference, and freedom from equipment grounding problems. Equally important, the two new converters help extend connections up to 2.5 miles on multi-mode fiber or up to 25 miles on single-mode fiber at data rates up to 12 Mbps. An integrated Remote Fiber Diagnosis function eliminates the need for [More...]

  • Fieldbus Coupler for Profinet I/O Modules
    Wago's Profinet IO Fieldbus Couplers 750 Series identify connected I/O modules and can assign device IDs via DCP protocol or DIP switch. Wago's Profinet I/O Fieldbus Couplers 750 Series operate as I/O devices in the Profinet network. The couplers identify connected I/O modules and create local process images for one or more controllers. The device ID can be assigned via DCP protocol or set via DIP switch. The compact couplers come in two versions, 750-375 Standard and 750-377 ECOnomy, with support of Profinet 2.2. Both versions [More...]

Motors and Drives

  • Yaskawa Motoman’s six-axis robot features curved arm for wider range of assembly
    Yaskawa Motoman's MH12 six-axis robot features a curved arm for a wider range of assembly, machine tending, and packaging applicatoons and has thru-arm cable routing to reduce snagging or interference. Yaskawa Motoman's MH12 six-axis robot is designed for assembly, dispensing, material handling, machine tending and packaging applications. It features a curved upper arm that enhances its reach and allows a wider range of applications. This double yoke design also offers additional strength if the robot crashes due to a programming error. Thru-arm cable [More...]

  • Premium-Grade Angular Planetary Gearboxes
    Cable feed-through and output shaft flanges on both ends BR's selection of premium-grade angular planetary gearboxes has been expanded to include the new 8GA75 model for flange sizes 60 mm to 142 mm. The hollow shaft differentiates these new gearboxes from the well-known 8GA60 series with a solid shaft. With a hollow shaft it is possible to feed cables, fluid lines and material strands through the drive axis. The hollow and solid shaft models have identical performance data and dimensions. Easy to create [More...]