Industrial Ethernet Solutions for Vacuum Transducers
As one of the pioneers in the field of vacuum metrology, Thyracont Vacuum Instruments extends its well-proven product family Smartline by a further digital interface of cutting-edge technology.
The vacuum transducers of this series measure absolute pressure in the range of 1200 to 5 x 10-10 mbar. In addition to their standard RS485 interface/ 0-10 V, they are optionally available with Ether Cat and now also with Profinet.
Profinet is known to be one of the leading industrial Ethernet networks. Its automatization solutions are independent of the manufacturer. This is why it is used in extensive fields in the manufacturing and process industry, plant engineering as well as research and development, states the company.
Given that the technology is based on fast Ethernet, customers particularly benefit from speedy data communication of up to 100 MBit/s full-duplex in real time as well as an integrated 2 port switch (e.g. for line topology). Furthermore, a WEP and FTP server with access to the data system of the module is integrated by default. The Web server supports HTML forms for interactive and dynamic websites. Hence, direct communication with the vacuum transducer is possible with any PC/tablet from anywhere in the world.
According to the firm, Thyracont is the first manufacturer of vacuum metrology to introduce the Profinet solution for vacuum transducers and to offer this modern interface as a proof of ist technological edge. The portfolio of the specialist for vacuum measurement and control technique ranges from individual vacuum solutions over a broad choice of vacuum components zu compact vacuum meters and intelligent transducers.