The Netbiter Remote Management solution from HMS Industrial Networks (Halmstad
Sweden) now allows automation devices using EtherNet/IP to be monitored and controlled
via the web. By connecting a Netbiter EasyConnect 300-series gateway, users of EtherNet/
IP-based equipment can do maintenance from any location. The solution
has previously offered connectivity to Modbus devices, but HMS can also
offer direct, onboard compatibility with EtherNet/IP. Via the LAN port on the
Netbiter Gateway, users can connect via UCMM (UnConnected Message
Manager) which is an acyclic messaging channel separate from the control
For more information, visit www.hms-networks.com.
Users will receive alarm
or event notifications
whenever critical thresholds are reached.
Battery free RFID pressure monitoring tag designed for various applications
The Cyclon-05BA from Farsens S.L. (San Sebastián, Spain) is a battery-free RFID sensor tag
capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated absolute pressure measurement
data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery on the sensor tag. The
device features a MS5803-05BA sensor from Measurement Specialties to monitor pressures
up to 6 bar. The tag comes in a variety of antenna designs and sizes to adapt the performance
to the required application in the 860-960 MHz band. The reading distance for the battery
free pressure sensor tag is around 1.5 meters ( 5 feet) and it can be embedded in a vari-
ety of materials such as plastics or concrete. Evaluation kits are available. Alternatively,
the Cyclon-700A covers the same range with an analog sensor for a reduced accuracy.
The Cyclon-30BA includes a MS5803-30BA to cover ranges up to 30 bar.
For more information, visit www.farsens.com.
Cyclon tags can be
used without batteries,
allowing for a range of
applications where the
accessibility is restricted.