Thomas Burke

Thomas Burke is global strategic adviser for CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA). He is the founder of the OPC Foundation and spent much of his career developing software, hardware and firmware for industrial automation, including at Rockwell Automation. CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) is a CFE Media and Technology content partner.

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Industrial Networking February 5, 2024

How to use TSN to improve machine design performance, precision

An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that specializes in pad printing and hot stamping machines used time-sensitive networking (TSN) to improve overall performance, accuracy and precision for its motion control applications. See video.

By Thomas Burke
Ethernet February 2, 2024

How industrial Ethernet is improving manufacturing communication

Industrial communications networks and control engineering are evolving to improve operations and industrial Ethernet is playing a key role.

By Thomas Burke
Data Acquisition, DAQ January 30, 2024

Choosing data acquisition technology that benefits smart factories

Effective data acquisition technology that can effectively provide data crunching and processing will be critical for future smart factories.

By Thomas Burke
DCS, SCADA, Controllers October 11, 2023

7 ways SCADA software can advance IIoT implementations, if you do it right

Latest trends in supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software are helping industrial internet of things (IIoT) implementation, including with more integration (north, south and with databases), infrastructure monitoring and three other critical areas.

By Thomas Burke
Mechatronics and Motion Control August 4, 2023

Advancing motion control applications with the right drives, technology

Industrial automation today is dependent on performing key tasks accurately and effectively and engineers should know what to seek out in industrial automation devices to deliver high-quality motion applications.

By Thomas Burke
Ethernet April 25, 2023

How Ethernet TSN delivers a competitive edge for manufacturers

Ethernet time-sensitive networking (TSN) gives users a secure and accurate way to communicate within industrial control systems (ICS) while delivering reliability and interoperability for critical communication.

By Thomas Burke
Data Acquisition, DAQ March 15, 2023

Fundamental concepts to maximize data acquisition

Industrial communication protocols are improving, opening up access to new sources of data acquisition for users.

By Thomas Burke
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Ethernet November 6, 2022

Ethernet reliability in the age of IIoT, digital transformation

Improving Ethernet technology can enable the better coordination of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) communications and improve reliability.

By Thomas Burke
Ethernet September 9, 2022

Industrial Ethernet’s value for communications

Picking the right industrial Ethernet protocol for communications can give vendors, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and system integrators an advantage.

By Thomas Burke
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DCS, SCADA, Controllers August 25, 2022

Top 10 modern SCADA system features

A modern supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system should be designed to help manufacturers take advantage of digital transformation and should run on modern technology.

By Thomas Burke
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