HMS | Anybus Wireless Bolt II
Advantech | MIC-770 V3
Compact Fanless System with 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i CPU Socket (LGA 1700)
MOXA | MGate MB3170i – From Modbus/TCP, ASCII, or RTU to Modbus/TCP, ASCII, or RTU
1 and 2-port advanced serial-to-Ethernet Modbus gateways
Features and Benefits
• Supports Auto Device Routing for easy configuration
• Supports route by TCP port or IP address for flexible deployment
• Connects up to 32 Modbus TCP servers
• Connects up to 31 or 62 Modbus RTU/ASCII slaves
• Accessed by up to 32 Modbus TCP clients (retains 32 Modbus requests for
• Supports Modbus serial master to Modbus serial slave communications
• Built-in Ethernet cascading for easy wiring
• 10/100BaseTX (RJ45) or 100BaseFX (single mode or multi-mode with SC/ST
• Emergency request tunnels ensure QoS control
• Embedded Modbus traffic monitoring for easy troubleshooting
• Serial port with 2 kV isolation protection (for “-I” models)
• -40 to 75°C wide operating temperature models available
• Supports redundant dual DC power inputs and 1 relay output
By Brian Gallogly
It’s always interesting when I talk to people about Serial to Ethernet. They mostly only think of the Media (connectors and wire type) which is from RS-232/422/485 to a RJ45 Ethernet port on either a PLC CPU, an unmanaged Ethernet Switch, or a Managed Ethernet Switch. What they usually leave out is that there is a protocol conversion that needs to be done as well like going from Modbus/RTU to Modbus/TCP for example.
Sensors – There are 3 major types: There are one-way communication types such as Discrete (on/off) and Analog (+/- 100%) in either Voltage (1-5V) or Current (4-20ma). Then there are two-way Serial (RS-232/422/485) communication types such as:
For the older PLCs that do not have Ethernet ports and for Analyzers that are not hooked up to a PLC, there is a way for them to communicate to a SCADA / IIoT / IoT platform.
Moxa offers a Gateway for the above situations (0-60 deg C). Wider Temp models available.
MGate MB3170i – From Modbus/TCP, ASCII, or RTU to Modbus/TCP, ASCII, or RTU
MGate 5105-MB-EIP – From Modbus/TCP, ASCII, or RTU to EtherNet/IP
MGate 5102 – From Modbus (any) or EtherNet/IP to PROFINET
We have a special going on right now for the most popular model, the MGate MB3170i
$282/each (through June 1, 2023) with over 500 units in stock at Quantum Automation.
Datalogging and Trending of Analyzed Data at a SCADA or IIoT Centralized Location can help determine potential issues to minimize downtime but can also provide information to increase productivity and provide a safer environment.
Ewon | Netbiter
Connectivity to the device/machine
Netbiter EC300-series gateways connect to fi eld equipment via several connection methods: Serial RS-232/485 Modbus RTU, Modbus-TCP or EtherNet/IP, CAN J1939, SNMP. On-board I/O ports allow sensors and additional equipment to be connected.
Two communication methods: Ethernet and cellular
Netbiter EC comes in two versions: EC310 sends data via Ethernet only, while EC350 and EC360 can use both Ethernet and cellular communication.
Cloud services through Argos™
The gateways interface with the cloud-based Argos service via the cellular network or Ethernet. By logging into www.netbiter.net, you can access and visualize equipment data online and get alarms via email or SMS whenever certain thresholds are reached. Configure and operate machinery remotely The powerful feature Remote Access allows you to open up a secure connection to remote machinery and program it remotely. For example, with a Netbiter gateway connected to your PLC, you can do debugging or re-programming remotely from your PC, using your regular configuration software.
Advantech | UNO-348
Expandable Embedded Box IPC with 10th Gen Intel® CPU
Moxa | AWK-1151C Series
Industrial IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless client
Moxa | AWK-4252A Series
Outdoor industrial IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless AP/bridge/client
Moxa | AWK-3252A Series
Moxa | EDS-G2000-EL/ELP Series
Industrial Gigabit Unmanaged Ethernet Switches
Anybus gateway range
HMS Networks has expanded its second generation Anybus® Communicator™ range of high-performance gateways, enabling more data to be transferred faster within industrial applications. Thirteen new versions that bridge EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, PROFIBUS, and PROFINET networks make it simple to connect control systems, remove islands of automation, and maximize opportunities to increase operational performance.
The award-winning Anybus NP40 industrial network processor powers the gateways, ensuring that the Communicators will match demanding requirements in terms of performance, reliability, and security.
The new hardware and software enable the gateways to transfer data instantly, up to 10 times faster than the current gateways. Users can also benefit from significantly increased data exchange support as the gateway transfers up to 1 500 bytes to and from the connected PLC.
MOXA | EDR-G9010 Series
IDEC | MICRO PLC FC6A MICROSMART
Ewon| KPIs Made Easy
Did you say "KPIs?"
Data Collection, Storage, and Dashboarding Made Easy
Key performance indicators define a set of values to measure against, allowing companies to measure performance and evaluate success. With the KPI functionality embedded in the Ewon Flexy, you can take the next step in your digitalization journey.
Use protocol gateways without compromising security
When you use a protocol gateway to connect to older Modbus, Profibus, DNP3, or other devices, you need to be careful about exposing those devices to cybersecurity risks. That’s why we design our MGate 3000 and 5000 line of protocol gateways to be in full compliance with IEC 62443-2 security standards, and offer additional tools and resources to protect against unauthorized users.
Protect Against Unauthorized Access
Tools to Monitor and Take Action
As a leading supplier of I/O and automation products worldwide, Advantech offers versatile I/O and automation devices from sensor modules, add-on DAQ cards or portable modules, remote I/O and wireless I/O devices, to IoT I/O gateways, RTUs, embedded automation computers, HMIs and software tools, which not only satisfy data acquisition, measurement, control, and communication needs but also allows cloud integration for wider area data management systems.
Industrial operators and equipment manufacturers can easily leverage Advantech solutions to collect and monitor data from all kinds of field sites, connecting to IT systems and cloud for further data analytics and managerial decisions.
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Ewon | Cosy+
CONNECT INSTANTLY TO ANY PLC
Ewons solution allows you to monitor, troubleshoot and deliver better support to customers.
Simply connect an Ewon gateway to your machine's PLC to quickly start enjoying the many benefits of industrial IoT!
How does the Cosy+ work?
The role of the Cosy+ industrial gateway is to establish a secure VPN connection between the machine (PLC, HMI, or other devices) and yourself, from anywhere, at any time. The connection happens through Talk2M, a highly secured industrial cloud service included for free with the gateway.
Remotely access your PLCs, HMIs or other devices inside the machine, for maintenance or troubleshooting purposes, wherever you are and from any device. Provide effective and sustainable machine support, save time and money while gaining a major long-term competitive advantage!
Advantech | [ IoT Academy ] What is Graphic Condition Logic (GCL) and how does it work?
Graphic Condition Logic (GCL) is built-in ADAM-6000 and ADAM-6200 modules for users to easily set up logic rules without the need of programming and writing codes.
In this course, you will know how to create your own basic logic to control ADAM remote I/o modules with GCL functions, and you can even start to apply it in real-life situations.
Welcome to take this course at Advantech IoT Academy:
Learn more about IoT Academy:
Register Free: https://reurl.cc/Y9NAX4
About IoT Academy:
By leveraging over 30 years of expertise in industrial IoT (IIoT) and automation, Advantech established IoT Academy in 2020 to impart and share IIoT knowledge. Courses include IIoT general knowledge, product features, hands-on training, and trouble-shooting. With our theoretical knowledge and hands on courses, we believe we can help you build a solid knowledge framework to apply in your own industry from the get-go. Register now and explore our diverse range of online courses.
Ewon | The number one choice for remote machine access and networking gateways — Again!
American machine builders have chosen Ewon remote solutions as their top choice for remote machine access, and Anybus gateways as top choice for network protocol converters.
Control Design is one of the leading automation magazines in the United States. For their annual Reader’s Choice Awards 2022, they invited more than 15,000 individuals at American machine-building companies to name their favorite suppliers.HMS was chosen to be the number one supplier in two categories: “Remote machine access” and “Network Protocol Converter/Bridge/Adapter.”
This is the 8th year in a row that the Ewon solutions from HMS Networks are chosen as the number one choice for remote access, while the Anybus gateway solutions are chosen for the third time a row.
“We are very happy to receive these awards,” says Anders Hansson CMO at HMS Networks. “It is fantastic to be chosen for the 8th and 3rd year in a row for remote access and gateways respectively. We see this as proof that HMS continues to solve real-life problems for machine builders helping them become more productive and sustainable. It is especially rewarding that the acknowledgement comes from Control Design’s readers – the machine builders themselves who use our products.”
Control Design’s selection criteria
More than 15,000 individuals who identify themselves as having buying influence or authority were invited to access our confidential ballot for the 2022 Control Design Readers’ Choice Awards. All of the voting is unaided, meaning that no list of supplier choices is provided for guidance or assistance in the ballot. It is created entirely by the participants, who may vote for first, second and third preferences in each category. The results are grouped by Control, Hardware, Motion, Networking, Safety, Sensing and Software categories. The results do not knowingly include votes from any suppliers in the final tally.
Achieving Network Security for Industrial Automation
In order to optimize operational efficiency for modern industrial automation systems, network convergence between OT and IT is imperative. While streamlining your OT/IT networks unlocks the potential of your industrial systems, it also raises network security concerns. It is a particular concern for those OT systems that used to be air gapped but must still protect network communications without interrupting operations. As a leader in industrial networking for over 30 years, Moxa is committed to developing secure and reliable networking solutions that proactively identify and mitigate cyberthreats in OT environments. To realize this commitment, Moxa strictly follows secure-by-design practices, utilizes distributed OT intrusion prevention systems capabilities, and provides a wide array of rugged networking portfolios to perfect defending industrial applications in depth.
Visualize Your Device and Network Security Status
Visibility empowers you to secure your industrial control systems. Moxa’s complete product portfolio, including network management software, allows you to centrally manage your networking devices with real-time visibility. The portfolio secures remote assets, which simplifies remote maintenance via cloud services, and the security dashboard allows you to monitor and manage security events from our industrial cybersecurity solutions.
Network Security Control
Security-hardened Networking and Connectivity Solutions
The secure DNA of our products empowers you to run existing industrial systems easily. Moxa is an IEC 62443-4-1 certified industrial connectivity and networking solutions provider. When we develop our products, we reference the security features of the IEC 62443-4-2 standard to ensure secure product development, which allows you to ramp up device security in your industrial applications.
If you’ve been tasked with implementing new technologies on your plant floor to align with company initiatives, you'll have to determine which networking solutions are best for your application. With Moxa’s offering of Ethernet Switches, you’ll be able to find the right solution for your network.
Anybus Wireless Bolt LTE
Moxa | Introducing the EDS-4000/G4000 Managed Switches That Strengthen Your Network Resilience
Introducing the EDS-4000/G4000 Managed Switches That Strengthen Your Network Resilience
The EDS-4000/G4000 Series industrial managed Ethernet switches unveils a new chapter of industrial networking. The strengthened security, easy-to-use design, and high performance coupled with high reliability strengthen your network resilience to help you face networking challenges. With this futureproof networking portfolio, you can effortlessly accelerate your digital transformation.
The Productivity family of controllers now offers the MQTT protocol for connections to cloud computing platforms. MQTT has become the front-runner for many machine-to-machine (M2M) and IIoT/cloud networking applications, due to its lightweight overhead and reduced bandwidth consumption. Productivity PLCs now support MQTT communication and with the fill-in-the-blank MQTT messaging configurations within Productivity Suite, delivering vital data to advanced cloud computing platforms is easy.
The EDS file library offers a powerful way to organize and sort your EDS files when configuring EtherNet/IP communications - automatically group by device type or vendor and manage versions. AutomationDirect.com EtherNet/IP EDS files come already installed for added convenience.