Bits and Bytes: Moxa Gets UL Certification; Fieldbus Int'l and Fieldbus Inc. Enter Strategic Alliance, and More

By Nancy Bartels

Aug 14, 2014

This article was initially published in the our Industrial Networking Q3 magazine: Businesses Know They Need More Cybersecurity; Don’t Do Much About It

Moxa received Class I, Div. 2 hazardous location certification from United Laboratories (UL) for its EDR-810 industrial multiport router, qualifying it for safe use in oil and gas refineries, offshore platforms, fueling stations and other areas containing ignitable concentrations of volatile liquids, gases or vapors.

Lemo, a Swiss designer and manufacturer of custom connectors, acquired Northwire, U.S. specialty cable manufacturer of wire and multi-conductor cable and retractiles for the medical, aerospace and defense, energy and industrial markets.

Belden introduced an EMEA-wide certification program for industrial Ethernet infrastructures. The company trained and qualified its first group of industrial network solution providers to design, install, configure and test companies' new or expanded industrial networks.

Fieldbus Int'l (FINT), maker of  embedded and DIN-rail-mounted converters for HART, WirelessHART, Profibus and Foundation fieldbus, and Fieldbus Inc. (FI), a fieldbus technology solutions provider, have announced a strategic alliance.

Profibus UK issued a call for papers to be presented at its user conference in Stratford upon Avon, on June 23-24, 2015. Speakers will make a 30- to 40-minute presentation on applications and other user aspects of Profibus and Profinet.

AC drives manufacturer Vacon became a member of BACnet Int'l (), an industry association that facilitates the use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs and promotional activities.

LPRS wireless system design house and manufacturer of short-range radio devices, is supplying its easyRadio Advanced (eRA) wireless modules to condition-monitoring system vendor Perpetuum for a sensor system that enables users to predict failure of rotating components including wheel bearings and gearboxes.