Designers demanding longer uptime for industrial automation applications can speed troubleshooting and communicate across larger networks with the MAX33012E CAN bus transceiver and the MAX33072E RS-485 half-duplex transceiver from Maxim Integrated Products. These devices are created to improve industrial system uptime for factory-floor networks. The MAX33012E features what is claimed to be the industry’s most advanced fault detection and reporting. At the same time, the MAX33072E offers the ability to connect the widest range of disparate nodes, improving reliability by allowing the connection of nodes with large ground differences.
Reliable connectivity is critical to optimising operation and enhancing system uptime in manufacturing for many crucial industrial applications, such as asset management systems and communication fieldbus modules.
“Automated manufacturing centres are made to run all day, every day to maximise productivity and boost return-on-investment,” said Colin Barnden, principal analyst at Semicast Research. “The ability to solve problems quickly and get production rolling again after equipment goes down is a highly desirable feature for any production environment.”
“Improving uptime in industrial communications is a high priority for industrial system designers,” said David Andeen, executive director for the Core Products Group at Maxim Integrated. “Any time equipment is shut down to look for faults, manufacturers potentially lose revenue. But finding faults more quickly can reduce repair intervals, and these new transceivers help reduce the time that machines sit idle.”