Two new DeviceNet gateways come in K20 housing styles, are available in single- or dual-channel versions and connect AS-Interface to upper-level controllers.
Two new DeviceNet gateways come in K20 housing styles, are available in single- or dual-channel versions and connect AS-Interface to upper-level controllers. cUL-listed to simplify panel construction, the gateways provide diagnostic capabilities while supporting polled I/O and change-of-state operations. They handle complete data transfer, cyclically polling all participants connected to the wiring system, and can be placed anywhere in the AS-Interface segment. Additional features include a detected slave display, visual fault diagnostics, support for analog I/O, and the ability to network safety devices such as e-stops and light curtains up to Category 4.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey