Tip of the month

In this section we present products selected for you by our product management experts. The focus can be on new technologies, solutions for special applications or a particularly attractive market price.

Alternativ PROFINET-IO lieferbar! (copy 1)

The PROFINET remote I/O of the PFN-2000 series offer you an excellent choice for PROFINET I/O applications in which, for example, a SIEMENS S7 or compatible PLC acts as the central control unit and in which further analogue and digital signals have to be processed decentrally. The I/O modules comply with Conformance Class B and RT Class 1 and are therefore particularly suitable for applications where the cycle time is >1ms.

Read on

Our Windows Tip for the Year 2022

Continue to trust in proven Windows 10 IoT Enterprice LTSC! Everyone is talking about Windows 11 - and it is also exciting to see what new features Microsoft has implemented in its latest Windows operating system, including a new graphical user interface, support for USB4 and Wi-Fi 6E. For our customers from the industrial environment, however, long-term support, stability of the installation, secured and individual configuration options ...

Read on

Indispensable helpers for serial interface

The serial interface is far from dead and is still in use as RS-232 or RS-485 in millions of devices. It serves as an interface for occasional device parameterisation, for connecting frequency converters or laboratory balances, or also for data transmission from terminal devices to a host PC. If the host PC or the service notebook of the technician on site does not have its own physical COM interface, small and inexpensive USB-serial adapters help to use one of the USB ports of the PC and convert it to RS-232 or RS-485. 

Read on

The right SSD for your application

Industrial SSDs have taken on an important role as storage media in both industry and data centers (enterprise use). When selecting the right SSD for your application, you have to consider some technical criteria. In our tip of the month, we have compiled all the important technical criteria that will help you make the right decision for your application.

Read on

3G Shutdown! Does that affect me?

The 3G mobile network will be switched off on 30.06.2021, even though the actual date may be somewhat earlier or even later depending on the provider (Telekom, Vodafone, O2) and depending on the region. So for all users of 3G technology, one thing is certain: the end is here - now! While we hardly notice this in the private sector because our smart phones are all fairly new and have long since supported 4G (LTE), things are quite different in the industrial sector.

...read on

NETWORK OPERATION WITHOUT RISC

Quite a few Ethernet networks in technical environments are built from IT components that are unmanaged. This is a security risk of which one must be aware! While administrators of conventional IT in corporate offices and in public and semi-public networks have always had a special eye on security ("Security"), operators of technical environments (technicians, engineers) often only give high priority to security ("Safety") in relation to OT (Operational Technology). They think: "In my network everything is self-sufficient and self-contained, what could happen? ....

... read on

The right provider for remote maintenance

Machines and plants are often connected to the internet via mobile radio using an industrial 4G router or an industrial PC with a SIM card interface set up as a gateway. Whatever hardware is used, a SIM card from a provider is always required for a successful data connection. While in large companies and corporations the question of the "right" provider often does not arise at all, because this has already been regulated in the long term by the corresponding departments, the medium-sized machine manufacturer, the small plant operator and every local system integrator ... 

...read on

Graphics interfaces at a glance

Standardized interfaces are used for the connection between PC or graphics card and monitor. Basically, a distinction is made between analog and digital signal transmission types, whereby digital interfaces predominate today. Originally, however, the signals were transmitted purely analog. This transmission type is supported by the VGA connection. ...

...read on

Win10 versions compared

In the meantime, Windows 10 has established itself in the PC world and a large proportion of the new industrial PC systems at Spectra are also supplied with Windows 10. For a long time, "Windows Professional" was the version for the classic small and medium-sized company, as the "Enterprise Version" was only available through corresponding larger contracts. For many companies this was often too complex ...

...read on

More measuring - more information!

Your system is running, but is it also running optimally? Or: You know: Your machine has a problem, but you do not know the problem. These questions and problems are probably well known to everyone who supervises complex technical processes or is responsible for the installation of new production lines or systems.

... read on

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT