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Micro-PLC data is gathered via the cloud

The French controls manufacturer Crouzet has joined forces with the Swedish industrial communications specialist HMS Industrial Networks to allow users of its Millenium 3 Smart micro-PLC to access data from their equipment remotely via the Web.

Composite busbars are 35% cheaper and half the weight

Rittal is offering a composite busbar technology as a cheaper, lighter alternative to traditional copper busbars used in enclosures.

Network chips will come in three formats

Following its development of a new chip that allows industrial devices to communicate with almost any industrial network, HMS Industrial Networks has announced that it is to offer the technology in three formats.

First battery-powered ferry will be recharged during turn-arounds

The world’s first battery-powered car ferry is due to enter service in Norway in 2015, carrying up to 120 cars and 360 passengers across the Sognefjord.

Intelligent track technology replaces chains and simplifies machines

Rockwell Automation is collaborating with Jacobs Automation, a US pioneer in intelligent track technology, to integrate Jacobs’ iTrak system with Rockwell’s Integrated Architecture.