Phoenix Contact Launches First FL Managed Ethernet Switches.

Phoenix Contact introduces its first managed Ethernet switches for direct connection of sensors and field devices into Ethernet networks. Called the FL Switch 2303-8SP1, they smooth the integration of modern sensors  and terminal devices onto industrial networks. They support Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) on eight ports to the10 Base-T1L standard for transmission distances of up […]

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Industrial Ethernet continues to outpace traditional fieldbuses

For engineers interested in the industrial communications market, each yearHMS Networks produces a report from their market research. Through 2023, HMSexpects the industrial network market to grow by 7%. Significantly, this growthhighlights the ongoing importance of network connectivity in factoryautomation. As an example, they expect the growth of installed IndustrialEthernet nodes, to be 10% higher […]

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The sun is setting on 3G networks before our very eyes. Ready?

In a recent article we addressed the sunsetting of 3G networks and the implications for businesses using the technology. One of the issues is understanding where they exist in your business or equipment. Moreover, how its loss will impact the business. 3G networks close this year The problem is that we don’t know what we […]

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ABB transforms production energy efficiency.

In manufacturing, energy efficiency is not just a buzzword. It is an ethos. A prime example of this is the collaboration between ABB and the Model Group, a prominent Swiss packaging manufacturer. Together, they have highlighted how embracing modern technology can lead to substantial energy savings and augmented productivity. In their case, saving 900,000 kWh […]

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Calibration: ensuring the reliability of your electrical testing equipment

Electrical test equipment certification is important. So, with instruments subject to daily use in harsh environments regular calibration checks are essential. For electricians, ensuring the safety of a building’s wiring installation or undergoing an accreditation audit, this question is pivotal. The Significance of Calibration Certificates When it comes to instrument accuracy, the “Calibration Certificate” and […]

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