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Virtual Panel Event about Industrial Connectivity

Virtual event

17/05/2021(16:00-17:00)

This 60-minute virtual panel discussion between industry experts will explore the intersection of connectivity (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Virtual

15/07/2021

Join us on 15 July 2021 on the MVC Technology Presentation Hub and explore eight online seminar theatres. (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Protection from rogue currents

Protection from rogue currents Tame rogue data line signals that can garble a message or damage electronic components by inserting an optical isolator in the data line. Rogue currents can have many causes, from exposure to a minor power surge in a nearby electrical circuit to a lightning strike in the vicinity. Optical Isolation works by converting a voltage signal to an optical signal which passes through a fibre optic section before being converted back to a voltage signal. This process isolates any voltage anomalies from the protected equipment. Mike Fahrion, Director of Engineering for B&B Electronics says: "Optical isolation can now be considered a requirement for commercial and industrial data communication. Spikes and surges on the data line can create havoc in industrial applications, shutting down an assembly line or an entire plant. That's a disaster. Adding optical isolation, either with a stand-alone isolator or a converter with optical isolation, can stop those damaging spikes and surges in their tracks." B&B Electronics has introduced the expanded I-linx series of premium industrial data converters and other data products that include superior optical isolation. New I-linx serial converters with superior isolation change RS232 format data signals to RS422 for increased range, or RS485 for increased range and multi-drop capability.
 
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