Extend your PROFIBUS Networks over Fiber Optic Cable
Distributed Industrial Control systems are placing increasing demands on data communications. When it comes to PROFIBUS twisted-pair copper cables are a proven technology, but they can limit communication speed and distance.
Fiber Optic Media Converters allow PROFIBUS connections to be extended beyond traditional copper based installations, providing total isolation, protection against EMI/RFI interference, and freedom from equipment grounding problems.
To minimize downtime in expansive installations, Moxa has introduced built-in diagnostics tools to diagnose communications issues. From any connected media converter, the integrity of the whole network can be validated by just 1 person.
Advantech Intelligent Micro Computer
What makes these micro computers different is their compact turnkey design which not only saves space but means they can be quickly and easily deployed without prohibitive integration costs. AIMC series micro computers are typically 50% more space saving compared to traditional wallmount systems. Until now, most production manufacturers had adopted full-size IPC solutions for their machine automation applications. But increasingly, fewer add-on cards are becoming the norm in machine automation, for example a single motion, I/O or artificial vision card can fulfill most applications.