Industry 4.0 diagnostics for pneumatics through direct digital control: IO-Link® module added to ASCO Numatics 580 Series electronics platform

Emerson have expanded the ASCO Numatics 580 Series fieldbus electronics platform with the introduction of an IO-Link® communication option. For use with the ASCO Numatics 500 Series valve islands, the new IO-Link module will allow machine automation designers a convenient, cost effective and reliable solution for solenoid valve control through direct digital data communication with the machine controller plus the ability for event-based and I/O mapped diagnostics – both important predictive maintenance requirements for Industry 4.0.


Industrial-Grade 4G LTE Wide-Temperature IIoT Gateway for Edge Computing With Local Data Processing

Handling the vast amounts of data generated by edge devices overwhelms businesses when it comes to implementing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications. Many businesses are now introducing an edge computing strategy: processing data locally in an IoT gateway, sending only critical data to the central system, or even making decisions locally. This strategy not only reduces data transmission fees, but also enables faster response times for critical industrial processes.

Morgan Advanced Materials

US Marine Corps’ ACV competition gathers pace as Morgan Advanced Materials teams with SAIC for vehicle protection

Sixteen development prototypes for the U.S. Marine Corps’ next-generation Amphibious Combat Vehicles 1.1 (ACVs) will be fitted with special composite armour systems from Morgan Advanced Materials, after the business was awarded a contract with Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC).

Softing Automotive Electronics GmbH

CAR ASYST APP 2.0 for Audi: multi-language-support diagnostic texts, OBD scan tool function and demo version

CAR ASYST APP for Audi after-sales service and repair shops now also provides German diagnostic texts (multi-language) in the current Version 2.0. Furthermore, it offers an OBD scan tool function for a wider range of vehicles as well as a free 30-day demo version.

Delta Electronics

Delta to Demonstrate its Position as a Datacentre Total Solution Provider at CeBIT 2017

Delta, a global leader in thermal and power management solutions, announced today it will reveal at CeBIT 2017 its innovative modular datacentre solutions and power technologies capable of supporting high-end computing requirements in the age of the Internet of Things (IoT). Under the theme of “We have all the solutions”, Delta has again strengthened its global market position as a leading brand in datacentre infrastructure with a complete offering of AC or DC power, cooling systems, monitoring platforms, from single rack and modular to containerized solutions. Our all-in-one containerized datacentre, featuring a converged power solution with both AC and DC power supplies for edge computing applications by telecommunication and network carriers, will demonstrate our unique expertise in facilitating high energy efficiency and reliability for our global customers’ IT operations.

HMS Industrial Networks AB

HMS releases several new IXXAT® products for CAN FD

HMS now extends its CAN FD product portfolio by introducing several new IXXAT® CAN FD products, including new PC interfaces, bridges/routers, gateways and analysis tools.


NSK’s NH/NS Linear Guides win Cho Monozukuri Award

NSK has been presented with the Cho Monozukuri Innovative Parts and Components Award for its NH/NS Series Linear Guides. Established by the Japanese government in 2004, this prestigious award recognises the valuable contribution that manufacturing makes to both industry and society. NSK’s NH/NS Linear Guides have double the lifespan of conventional products due to the inclusion of specially developed features such as a new ball groove. The judges said that the linear guides and the technology behind them earned the award by contributing to longer equipment lifespan and smaller system size.


Advantech Launches EN50155 Certified M12 Ethernet Switches

Advantech’s iConnectivity Group (ICG) are pleased to announce the launch of their EN50155 certified EKI-9516/9512 Ethernet Switches with M12/M23 connectors which are highly resist against shock and vibration and ensure stable connection and communication. As train applications are diverse, so Advantech expands its product portfolio of EN50155 certified train switches with a total of 12 new models in the EKI-9500 series.

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