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Advanced Engineering 2019

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

30/10/2019 - 31/10/2019

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

Smart Factory Expo

Exhibition Centre Liverpool (L3 4FP)

13/11/2019 - 14/11/2019

Europe's best digital manufacturing show: bigger and better for 2019 Built around eight tech-focused (more)

Profibus node for light grid

Sick has launched a new version of its highly flexible Modular Light Grid (MLG). The new model, which incorporates a Profibus node within the sensors housing, removes the need for an external Profibus gateway, which Sick reckons will save users around 140. Aimed at those already operating a Profibus network, the units universal GSD file ensures fast system set up and, with its own PNO number, can register for bus communication within a machine control system. The 12K GSD file can be downloaded from With all this functionality, the MLG Profibus is ready to start up after only a few mouse clicks and, if required, all configuration parameters can be sent to a new light grid via Profibus.

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