Web-enabled device coupler
The PB-XEPI Ethernet PROFIBUS device coupler from TURCK combines integrated Web server software with diagnostic functionality enabling users to monitor PROFIBUS networks remotely without disrupting network operations.
The PB-XEPI Ethernet PROFIBUS device coupler from TURCKcombines integrated Web server software with diagnostic functionality enablingusers to monitor PROFIBUS networks remotely without disrupting networkoperations. The device coupler may be integrated into new or existing PROFIBUSnetworks in pharmaceutical, food and beverage and packaging applications.
Users can employ the device coupler through an Internetconnection to monitor and configure applications while maintaining networkcommunications. The unit can identify malfunctions in the network and senderror messages via e-mail that include a link to the device, which allows usersto directly access the interface. They can then view detailed information aboutthe malfunction and the recommended procedures to remedy it, as well as adjustmonitoring and alarm settings.
The device coupler can be configured as an active node onthe PROFIBUS network using FDT/DTM software. Additional software is availableto increase the diagnostic functionality of the device, allowing it to performmore complex search functions. The device may also be configured as a PROFIBUSMaster Class II, which allows it to set up and configure a PROFIBUS slave.
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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