Edge Computing, Embedded Systems
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Case study: Used equipment had functional controllers, typically legacy programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and others had defunct PLCs or no automation at all. Edge controllers and input/output (I/O) devices helped integrate the equipment into a cohesive system, which led us to make an edge controller the central focus.
A global manufacturer explains benefits and offers advice about connecting the real world of manufacturing to the virtual world, through digitalization and automation.
Understanding cybersecurity issues in embedded devices is a complicated, ongoing process, but it's well worth doing ... and doing right. Here are a few steps to get you started on the journey.
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Build smarter end-to-end automation systems with edge technologies. See three ways to prepare automation for edge success and case study that resulted in a 5% increase in yield.
Edge control can take many forms to access stranded data, with modern programmable logic controllers (PLCs) often the preferred alternative.
Flexible computing, contextual data and modular architectures will change the face of control systems and improve overall plant performance, helping to lower risk from retirements.
Labplas redesigns custom production machines with EtherCAT, robotics and AI for quality control, ensuring ROI of less than one year on all upgrades, for 15 to 35% machine productivity increases.
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can include cloud to edge architectures. What mix of cloud and edge technologies should a particular application have?