Networking and Security
Integration Objects’ OPC Server for SNMP offers a full monitoring of simple network management protocol- (SNMP) enabled devices from OPC client applications such as historians, human-machine interfaces (HMIs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) or distributed control systems (DCSs).
Ransomware and cyber attacks are increasing against manufacturers. Some are trying to understand more about the people behind them and their motives, which are not always clear.
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The Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE) conformance test is required for manufacturer to prove the safety of a device, and increases reliability, freedom from errors and interoperability of secure communication.
RFID wireless communication technologies enable many applications across industries include identification and access; people, asset and product tracking; safety and machine tools, among others.
SEMI FlexTech announced the launch of three projects to accelerate sensor and sensor system innovations for new applications in industries including healthcare, automotive, industrial and defense.
Machine mount I/O devices are expected to support simple digital and analog inputs and outputs and other modules with intelligence built in support motor starters, variable speed drives, communication modules and radio frequency identification (RFID) tag readers. Integrated safety can support systems more simply than hardwired solutions or separate systems.