Single-pair Ethernet: Enhanced cloud access to sensors and peripherals

Single-pair Ethernet, as a new initiative to enable IP based networks to each sensor, adds value through thinner cabling, small footprint plugs and connectors and less space requirements. For that reason, it is suitable to replace numerous existing fieldbuses in the sensor and peripheral area by integrating sensors directly to IT- and Cloudsystems. This Blogseries discusses the status and progress of single-pair Ethernet from Hilscher’s point of view.

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Turning Real-Time Ethernet into Physical Motion

Hilscher announces new motion control capabilities for its netX 90 multiprotocol network chip. netMOTION is a firmware-configured communications solution with built-in motor control for applications in networked factory and process control systems, assembly, packaging, robotics and more. With netMOTION, developers get Real-Time Ethernet connectivity and general-purpose motor and motion control in a single-chip solution, which simplifies designs and reduces material costs.

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Let's meet virtual! - SPS Connect 2020

Covid-19 and the associated travel restrictions encourage uncharted paths in the exhibition and event industry. While attendance fairs were one of the best ways for the automation industry to hold interesting discussions, everything is now shifting to the digital world. An innovative approach to providing such a platform is the first completely virtual SPS Connect, which will take place from 24 - 26.11.2020. Its aim is to bring exhibitors and trade visitors together digitally for a professional exchange.

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Small card, huge functionality – Industrial communication in M.2 format

With the new cifX in M.2 2230 format Hilscher introduces the smallest multiprotocol PC-card on the automation market. A comprehensive package including all necessary hard- and software components is provided in the scope of delivery. Customers only have to mount, install and connect their application and network connection.

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Real-Time Ethernet for harsh industrial environments - cifX PC-Cards with M12 interface

Hilscher is pleased to introduce the detached Real-Time Ethernet network interface AIFX-RE\M12. With M12 instead of RJ45 connection technology, it allows the usage of the leading PC-Card family for industrial communication, cifX, in harsh environments – protection classes up to IP67 can be realized.

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Hilscher shows OPC UA Pub/Sub over TSN Demonstrator @ sps 2019

Time-sensitive networking (TSN) is intended to enable continuous communication without barriers in the machine and plant engineering of the future. Among the communication protocols, industry experts see OPC UA over TSN as the technology for Industry 4.0 and IIoT.

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Cybersecurity of manufacturing networks with CIP Security and netX 90

The protection against cyberattacks has become one of the most important topics in the age of digitalization. Companies have to protect themselves against malicious attacks from the outside. Attackers are smart and learned that corporate IT systems are well protected; however, manufacturing networks are much less well safeguarded. I/O networks are mostly unprotected what can cause e.g. message tampering, communication eavesdropping or unauthorized communication.

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Ultra-compact slave interface for secure field and cloud connectivity

netRAPID 90 is the fast and safe alternative to the proprietary development of a slave interface. As a netX90 chip carrier, it is soldered to the motherboard like a standard QFP component in the SMD manufacturing process.

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Multiprotocol PC cards for compact systems such as box IPCs or vision systems

Hilscher presents the smallest multiprotocol PC Cards on the automation market: cifX in M.2 and mini PCIe halfsize card formats.

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CoffeeBOT Democase at sps 2019

From relevant experiences in high quality wine production and automotive fields, the idea of the CoffeeBOT democase was born in order to show how a production process can be easily implemented in the age of Smart Factories.

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