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The "Internet of Things" for industrial applications (IIoT) allows greater visibility and access to machine and process data through cloud computing. The STRIDE Pocket Portal is a low-cost ($120.00) industrial wireless IoT end-to-end cloud data logger that connects industrial equipment and sensors to the cloud. The Pocket Portal has an RS-485/power port, input/output port, browser interface, and provides limited control with Modbus RTU write capability (up to 115.2k baud) and 3VDC discrete output logic. Unmonitored devices can be IoT connected and become monitored quickly with Modbus RTU, 4 discrete and 2 analog inputs. A Modbus device and up to four discrete outputs can be remotely controlled using the Pocket Portal mobile app. The Pocket Portal IoT solution requires a Wi-Fi connection and monthly data subscription.
Hammond HPS Spartan® industrial open core control transformers offer an efficient and economical solution for applications where high inrush or machine tool duty are not necessary. These transformers are open style units in ratings from 50VA up to 5000VA. Units from 50VA to 3000VA (30 amps) include molded terminal blocks. Optional finger guards and a fuse block adapter kit are available. Four series of open core control transformers are available from 480x600 VAC, 240x480 VAC or 208x416 VAC to 120x240 VAC and 120x240 VAC to 12x24 VAC. HPS Spartan open core control transformers are ideally suited for general purpose, industrial and light duty loads and are well suited for HVAC applications, signal and alarm systems, and motor control circuits. Spartan control transformers start at $29.75 and have a 15-year warranty.
Four series of open core control transformers are available:
As more Industrial Control Systems and end devices become connected to enterprise networks, the internet and cloud platforms, security continues to be a rising concern. These converged IT/OT networks introduce security vulnerabilities and challenges that operations managers and information security professionals are still learning to deal with. In this webinar, we share the most common cyber security issues with converged IT/OT networks, and the practical tips and best practices that have been developed to counter them.
What You’ll Learn by Attending this Webinar:
Business challenges facing enterprise organizations as they going through their digital transformation.
The growing industrial threat landscape and new attack surfaces
Top challenges securing industrial control systems
Standards & Best Practices
Differences and similarities between IT & OT network security
Practical solutions from both an IT and OT perspective
Richard Wood - Product Division Manager Richard Wood has worked for over 25 years in the industrial automation industry working with plant & process engineers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers to implement reliable efficient manufacturing systems. Over the past 5 years, Richard has worked with OT professionals to address the challenges in deploying secure, connected automation and control networks. Rich is currently the Product Marketing Division Manager at Moxa, a leading industrial networking and connectivity company for over 30 years.
Richard Ku - Senior Vice President of Commercial IoT Security Business & Market Development Richard Ku has been involved in Cybersecurity for over 28 years, working in many roles, such as a threat researcher, engineer and managing/development of many security product and services across different customer segment and vertical. Richard is currently the Senior Vice President of Commercial IoT Business & Market Development at Trend Micro, a leading Cybersecurity company in the IT space for over 30 years and OT for the past 5 years.
If you have an enclosure with sensitive electronic equipment, an electrical cabinet cooling system is an important part of your operating budget, both at the time of purchase and with respect to ongoing costs. It’s important to evaluate both of these numbers to ensure that you get the best value for your investment over the entire lifetime of the equipment.
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Snap-on BRX I/O expansion modules add discrete and analog I/O to the BRX PLC system as needed to expand machine and process control applications. Eight new analog input and combination analog I/O modules are now available. Starting at $194.00, new 16-channel current input (0-20 mA / 4-20 mA) and 16-channel voltage input (+/- 10VDC, +/- 5VDC, 0-5 VDC, 0-10 VDC) modules provide higher density analog I/O. Space-saving combination analog I/O modules, priced from $254.00, provide 2 or 4-channel current inputs with 2-channel current output, and 2 or 4-channel voltage inputs with 2-channel voltage output. New temperature I/O modules (from $444.00) combine (4) Thermocouple or (4) RTD inputs with the convenience of (4) 0-20 mA / 4-20 mA current outputs.
Capacitive proximity sensors allow sensing of metal and non-metal objects through insulating materials such as wood or plastic and are often used to sense fill levels of liquids or powders. New lower priced 18mm and 30mm capacitive proximity sensors have a simple potentiometer sensitivity adjustment. Operating voltages are 10 to 30 VDC; shielded and unshielded versions and NO or NC units are available. Existing capacitive sensors have a pushbutton teach function. New CK2 series 18mm capacitive sensors are priced at $57.00 with IP65/IP67/IP69K ratings and provide an unshielded sensing distance of up to 15mm. 30mm DC-powered CT2 series capacitive sensors ($73.00) have metal (IP65 rated) or plastic (up to IP69K rated) housings with sensing distances up to 25mm. These new sensors are cULus and CE approved.
New FDA compliant M12 quick-disconnect cables are IP69K rated to withstand high pressure, high temperature wash-down applications. These harsh-duty quick-disconnect cables and patch cables are used to easily connect field devices in industrial installations. The FDA compliant IP69K rating and food grade TPE-S (Styrene-Butadiene Thermoplastic Elastomer) jacket makes them ideal for food and beverage applications. The blue color of the jacket material assists in detection if cables come in contact with food processes. The cables have an industry standard axial or right-angle 12mm connector on one end and open leads on the other. Starting at $12.00, the Q/D cables are available in 8 cable lengths from 2 to 25m. Patch cables have one male and one female M12 plug connector and are available in 3 lengths.
The Marathon line of AC motors now includes open drip proof (ODP) and 4 in 1 series motors. ODP motors are available in single phase, rigid base and C-face footed (rigid base) versions with NEMA Service Factor ratings. 4-in-1 motor configurations include single-phase, totally enclosed motors; and XRI 4N1 general purpose, 3-phase, totally enclosed motors. These 4-in-1 motors are UL recognized and CSA certified. Typical applications include machine tools, conveyors, packaging machines, batching machines, food and beverage equipment, pumps and fans. Additional PowerWash SXT washdown duty single and three-phase motors are available, and more Marathon centrifugal pump (jet pump), fan/blower and air compressor motors have been added. Marathon motor prices start at $114.00 with free shipping on orders over $49.