Fiber optic connection designed for distance
Fiber optic module increases the distance between decentralized modules to up to 2,000 meters.
The X20 hub system has been expanded to include a fiber optic module, thereby increasing the distance between decentralized, remote modules up to 2,000 meters (1,242 miles), compared to copper wiring running over Fast Ethernet, which can cover distances only up to 100 meters. The underlying standard is 100Base-FX, based on duplex LC technology. No internal downgrading technology is used, which means there is no loss of performance (wire speed). The fiber optic module is optimally suited for use in the X20 hub system in any POWERLINK topology. Different hub devices can be configured from a kit. Hub units with two RJ-45 connections are available, which can be lined up together or added to a bus controller.
B&R Industrial Automation Corp.
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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