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New features in the OPC Router 5.1 data hub

New features in the OPC Router 5.1 data hub

The new version of OPC Router 5 brings some big changes. The biggest change is the user interface, which brings the user more comfort when working with the program and the ability to work in Linux, macOS, etc. There are also new options for creating user accounts, improvements in application performance optimization and many other improvements.


WiFi products from ACKSYS for transport, railway, outdoor and industrial applications

WiFi products from ACKSYS for transport, railway, outdoor and industrial applications

For more than 30 years, the French company ACKSYS Communications & Systems has been developing and manufacturing WiFi devices for industrial environments, trains and other demanding operating conditions. ACKSYS WiFi products meet high standards and the most stringent requirements for deployment in industrial, rail and road transport applications. Which WiFi products can you choose from? Open the article.


How to improve the PROFIBUS network with the ProfiHub multirepeater?

The rules for building PROFIBUS DP networks state that a maximum of 32 PROFIBUS DP stations can be connected to one segment. The second limitation is the length of the segment cabling, which is inversely proportional to the speed of the PROFIBUS network used. In addition to these rules, there is another rule of thumb that says that 32 stations in one segment means de facto 32 potential points of failure. Each PROFIBUS device has an impact on the quality of the network by its connection to the network. Therefore, reduce the number of PROFIBUS devices in a PROFIBUS segment to a lower number by using ProfiHub repeaters or multirepeaters. The result will be a maximally reinforced, reliable, functional and robust PROFIBUS network that will not be brought down by anything.

Unlike competitive products, PROCENTEC repeaters and multirepeaters have better results in galvanic separation of segments and also digitally smooth the messages between segments. An error in one segment will not move to the other segment, which unfortunately cannot be claimed 100% for all repeaters on the market. If you want quality repeaters and multirepeaters, choose PROCENTEC products. 


How wireless PROFINET / PROFIBUS / Ethernet and CAN communication works with Schildknecht products?

Wireless transmission via optics or radio waves? Optical transmission causes minimal delay and requires direct visibility of the optical modules. Wave transmission works at 869 MHz and 2.4 GHz and is useful where optics do not work. For a video demonstration of the German company Schildknecht's products, click HERE.


How to set up OPC Server KEPServerEX in 5 minutes

How to set up OPC Server KEPServerEX in 5 minutes

Getting started with KEPServerEx and want to do a basic configuration of this OPC Server in 5 minutes?  Watch the video demonstration where we will walk you through the basic setup so that you can start reading data from the connected PLC directly into the OPC Server.


How to use PROFINET network testers correctly?

Carrying out successful PROFINET network diagnostics can be a challenge – we know that from our own experience. FOXON has been involved with PROFINET diagnostics, repairs and commissioning since 2010. Our portfolio includes testers for active as well as passive PROFINET diagnostics. We have extensive experience working with these testers. Sign up for one of our PROFINET training courses to learn how to use them. We'll be happy to share our expertise with you. For more information on PROFINET network basics training, diagnostics and repair, click HERE.


Are you looking for servomotor cables? Do you need a custom length of PROFINET cables and special connectors?

Are you looking for servomotor cables? Do you need a custom length of PROFINET cables and special connectors?

Do you buy power, signal and communication industrial cables?  Do you pay a lot for them?  Do you need special lengths or different connector designs? We offer replacements for well-known cable brands that we manufacture for you in Italy. We have attractively priced cable replacements for Siemens and FANUC servo motors and more. Find out what other benefits this brings to our customers.


Which switch for PROFINET networks?

Which switch for PROFINET networks?

Is it advisable to use cheap unmanageable switches for a few crowns or is it worth paying extra and buying manageable switches? Should I save money on buying switches for the production line or should I buy a quality PROFINET switch?

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