Modular stand-alone hub
This stand-alone active hub is modular, expandable and supports all standard topologies.
The X20 stand-alone hub, part of the X20 slice I/O series, can be sued as a 4x or 6x active hub because of its modular design. Besides standard Ethernet, the modular hub system can also be expanded with an X20 Bus controller module with an integrated 2x hub for Ethernet POWERLINK. This allows remote I/O to be connected directly to the hub. Star, tree or line %%MDASSML%% POWERLINK supports all standard topologies. The real-time capability is optimally adapted to meet machine design requirements.
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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