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Trumeter Acquires Redington Counters

Trumeter Technologies Ltd today announced the acquisition of Redington Counters, a Connecticut, USA based designer and manufacturer of measurement devices.

“This acquisition is a perfect combination of two long standing businesses” said Fred Hickey, President of Trumeter USA, “The product range provided by our expanded business will offer our customers a wealth of choice as they consider the best electronic, electrical, electromechanical and mechanical device to build into their equipment.”

“Redington’s products are well known for their quality and robust design, and we are excited about being able to offer a larger number of customers a broader combined product range” continued Mr Hickey, who went on to say “I expect that Trumeter’s customers in Europe and Asia will also be excited by the opportunity to access Redington products through their Trumeter sales team.”

VTD Voltage Transducers Now Available with 0–5 and 0–10 VDC Outputs

VTD Series Voltage Transducers are high-performance transducers for sensing voltage in DC powered installations. Applicable for use on circuits to 600 VDC, VTD voltage transducers provide fully isolated 0–5 VDC, 0–10 VDC, and 4–20mA outputs proportional to rated nominal voltage in DC circuits. Housed in a slim, compact, easy-to-install DIN rail mount case, the VTD Series comes in a variety of nominal voltages.

Features:
• Several ranges available for your application, from 0–15 VDC to 0–600 VDC.
• Industry standard outputs makes use with existing controllers, data loggers and SCADA equipment easy and reliable.
• Input and Output circuitry electrically isolated for improved safety of use.
• Space saving 35 mm wide DIN rail mount case for quick installation.

Applications:
• Detect below normal or “brown out” voltage conditions; protect against possible motor overheating.
• Identify conductor loss conditions by detecting voltage reduction in one motor lead.
• Monitor over voltage condit…

Red Lion Adds New Sixnet® EtherTRAK® I/O Module and Enhances RTU Firmware

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced a new EtherTRAK®-2 I/O module (E2-MIX20884-D) and enhanced firmware for its Sixnet® series RTUs. Red Lion’s new Sixnet EtherTRAK-2 I/O module is ideal for both distributed and local I/O applications that require a high density of mixed I/O types.

The E2-MIX20884-D module offers dual Ethernet ports that allow it to be used in fault-tolerant ring topologies, and provides the following inputs and outputs:
Discrete: up to 20 inputs, including four isolated high-speed counters, and eight outputsAnalog: eight 4-20mA inputs and four 0-20mA, 4-20mA, 0-5V outputs This high-density of mixed I/O allows customers to reduce costs versus traditional single-function I/O. The module’s four isolated, high-speed counter inputs can be used for metering and flow rate applications such as those in oil and gas and water/wastewater applications.

“The rugged design of our S…

TELUS 4G LTE Certifies Red Lion’s IndustrialPro® Cellular Routers and RAM® 6000 Cellular RTUs

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced the recent availability of 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) support on the TELUS cellular network for its Sixnet® series IndustrialPro® cellular routers and RAM® 6000 cellular RTUs. As one of the fastest-growing telecommunications and largest healthcare IT providers in Canada, TELUS offers a wide range of communications products and services that include wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.

Manufacturing and industrial organizations are transitioning from static, fixed infrastructures to dynamic, high-performance networks that serve as the platform for a growing number of connected devices across multiple locations. With 4G LTE wireless connectivity, industrial networking users can leverage increased data speeds for primary or backup WAN connectivity. LTE devices typically feature data rates up to 100 times…

Red Lion’s Industrial Ethernet Switches Approved by Florida Department of Transportation

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced that select Sixnet EL and SLX series industrial Ethernet switches have been evaluated and approved by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for use in traffic control infrastructure projects.

The Sixnet series EL228, SLX-8MG, SLX-8MS, SLX-10MG and SLX-18MG industrial Ethernet switches were evaluated against Florida DOT specification 684 for roadside use, and were found to meet the requirements of the state’s approved product list. Red Lion’s Sixnet switches are designed to be rugged, reliable and secure in harsh remote locations such as traffic control, railways, power substations and other extreme environments.

“Industrially-hardened products like Red Lion’s Sixnet series of Ethernet switches deliver reliable performance required across extreme conditions that include high heat and humidity,” explained Diane Davis, director of product man…

Red Lion Commits to Bring Clarity to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced a new initiative dedicated to helping customers realize the promise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). A new Red Lion facility in St. Louis, the IIoT Innovation Center, will drive this effort through a focused engineering, product and sales team dedicated to building on Red Lion’s existing IIoT expertise.

“Our IIoT Innovation Center represents a significant investment, and delivers on our commitment to develop products and solutions uniquely suited to drive connectivity in industrial environments,” said Mike Granby, President, Red Lion Controls. “We have been helping to enable the IIoT with cellular connectivity, protocol conversion and automation from before the concept even had a name. Red Lion has been connecting devices and moving data for years. We are ideally positioned to deliver the solutions needed to make the IIoT a reality.”

Man…

Skkynet Teams with Red Lion Controls to Expand Secure IIoT Services

Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (“Skkynet” or “the Company”) (OTCQB: SKKY), a global leader in real-time cloud information systems, announces a new collaboration with Red Lion Controls that provides industrial automation engineers and managers with highly secure, real—time communication that seamlessly integrates with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The collaboration employs Skkynet’s Embedded Toolkit (ETK) in combination with Red Lion’s Sixnet® series IndustrialPro® cellular routers and Data Station Plus protocol converters. Together, the system supports over 300 industrial protocols to link devices to Skkynet’s SkkyHub™ for secure, bidirectional, real-time communication.

“There are a number of major hurdles to becoming IIoT-ready, most importantly security and multi-protocol communication.” said Paul Thomas, President of Skkynet. “A primary objective of this collaboration was to integrate our ETK on Red Lion’s IndustrialPro cellular routers, thereby providing secure connectivi…

Red Lion Adds Compact Industrial Gigabit and PoE+ DIN-Rail Switches to NT24k™ Platform

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced the expansion of its N-Tron® series NT24k™ managed Gigabit Ethernet industrial switch platform with the addition of compact DIN-rail mountable switches. The new all-Gigabit and Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) IEEE802.3af/at switches deliver wire-speed performance in harsh environments where space may be limited.

Compact NT24k hardened metal housing provides industry-leading shock (200 g) and vibration (50 g) tolerance coupled with an up to -40° to 85°C operating temperature range to ensure optimal network performance in the harshest industrial environments.  Models include:
NT24k-8TX-POE: 8 port all-Gigabit PoE+ switch with redundant 22-49 VDC power inputs offers a built-in step-up power supply to boost power for applications such as security cameras, panel displays and wireless access pointsNT24k-8TX: 8 port all-Gigabit switch with redundant wide 10…

Red Lion’s Award-Winning Graphite® HMI Platform Expands Communication Options

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced that it has expanded its Graphite® Human Machine Interface (HMI) operator panels with two new communication modules, offering support for some of today’s most popular industrial protocols. Designed for use with the Graphite HMI platform, the PROFIBUS® (GMPBDP) and DeviceNet™ (GMDN) plug-in modules provide the connectivity customers need to add powerful monitoring and control functionality to their existing operations.

Red Lion’s new plug-and-play modules support the rising demand for device interoperability, allowing customers to leverage Red Lion’s rugged Graphite HMIs – with built-in protocol converter and 300+ communications drivers – to support virtually any automation equipment. The GMPBDP module adds PROFIBUS DP slave support while the GMDN module allows the HMI to perform as a DeviceNet Group 2 server.

“With the addition of new communication …

Red Lion Adds New Event Engine to RAM® Industrial Cellular RTUs

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced its Sixnet® series RAM® industrial cellular RTUs now feature a web-based user-configurable event engine that can trigger I/O and relays or send SMS text messages based on real-time operational data. With connectivity options such as I/O, serial, Ethernet and optional Wi-Fi, RAM RTUs easily integrate with existing equipment to provide a remote monitoring M2M solution that performs reliable local control and alerts personnel of critical events.

With an intuitive web-based, menu-driven interface that requires no knowledge of programming languages, the powerful RAM event engine can quickly be configured to trigger actions when pre-defined alarm values are met. For example, if a tank level is too high or a pressure level is out of range, the RAM event engine will not only cycle a relay to stop a pump or close a valve, but can also send text message notif…