Eric Reiner, IPC Product Specialist, Beckhoff Automation.
While UPS technologies are no longer optional in critical machine designs, engineers should still have options to select the best device for brownfield or greenfield applications.
Cover Story: As machines incorporate more complex components and software, many-core industrial PCs (IPCs) offer the processing and core isolation capabilities to realize smart factory and Industry 4.0 concepts. How many cores do certain applications need?
Flexible human-machine interface (HMI) solutions maintain the advanced functionality of modern hardware while adapting to the needs of each application.
Industrial PCs offer a range of processing capabilities, form factors, and certifications that engineers must consider when implementing edge computing strategies in new applications or legacy systems.
Advances in human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are more lean and efficient with wearable technology and web-based software.
Edge devices facilitate data processing at the plant level, increasing security and using Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) standards.
Cover Story: As automation technology accelerates in the industry, PC-based control is an option for every application and for successful implementation for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0 initiatives.