Networking & Security - I/O Systems, Modules

Internet of Things providing an edge for micro data centers

New data capture and analytics techniques thrown up by the Internet of Things (IoT) are having a... » more

Failsafe IO modules for simplified controller configuration

Siemens' Simatic ET 200MP failsafe input/output (I/O) modules are designed to simplify S7 1500... » more

Extended deadline, last day: Engineers' Choice Awards

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Top 10 Control Engineering July 8 to August 8: PID control, high-performance HMIs, oil and gas skills gap, more

Articles about PID control and loop tuning fundamentals, high-performance HMIs, the oil and gas... » more

EtherCAT IO solution for reducing wiring requirements

Beckhoff's EtherCAT P solution has communication and power supply in a 4-wire Ethernet cable that... » more

Safety block IO module for safety-related applications

Turck's TBPN safety block I/O module combines both standard and safety inputs/outputs in a single... » more

Network portfolio for industrial automation

Balluff's CC-Link IE field is a 1GBPS network designed for industrial automation applications and... » more

Wireless IO modules with cloud connectivity for environmental and machine monitoring

Advantech's Wise-4000 IoT wireless I/O modules include and RS-485 port, analog, and digital signal... » more

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Industrial Networking: Introduction to Networking

Doug Bell introduces Chris Harris. Networks communicate in several ways including by wire, wireless, and fiber optics. Various standards such as RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 and Ethernet come with the particular device being...

Industrial Networking: Basics of RS-232

The RS-232 standard allows for communication between two devices in either a master-slave or master-master configuration. A master-master configuration does not require the cables to be changed however the hardware needs to...

Industrial Networking: RS-232 Media and Hardware

All types of connectors are found with RS-232 with no set standard, zip links are a solution especially in long distance (up to 50 feet) applications. DTE and DCE devices require different wiring configurations. The device...

Industrial Networking: Networking Protocol Basics

A compatible wiring scheme does not mean two devices can communication with each other, they need the same language. In a network, there must be a device that produces a signal for the network to work, cannot have two slave...

Industrial Networking: Basics of RS-422

The RS-422 standard allows use with up to 11 devices and 4000 feet of wire. The standard is commonly confused with RS-485 and can even work with RS-485 devices. RS-422 is not widely supported. Long-time automation trainer Doug...

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2016 Cybersecurity Study: Six key findings

Respondents to the Control Engineering 2016 Cybersecurity Study... » more

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Cyber Security: Technology Review

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The MESA Manufacturing Operations Management Capability Maturity Model (July issue) focuses on:
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