Omron's NX Series CIP safety network controller with EtherCAT and EtherNet/IP capabilities is ideal for IIoT hard-wired mechanical devices such as position detection switches for determining robot placement.
Rittal's IoT interface is designed to provide optimal integration of cooling units and chillers in Industrie 4.0 applications, which makes continuous communication from the sensor to the cloud possible as well as connection to superordinate monitoring or energy management systems.
For a robot to be safe, it must also be secure from cyberattacks in the age of Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Everyone in the information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) departments are responsible for ensuring this happens.
Industrial network stacks and other industrial connectivity software work to enhance connectivity among devices and systems. OPC UA, MTConnect, EtherNet/IP, and CC-Link are among software that organizations provide. Middleware also provides connectivity between the plant floor and other systems.
A guide to understanding and using data distribution service (DDS), time-sensitive networking (TSN), and OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) for advanced manufacturing applications.
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Reduce or eliminate unnecessary cables through pluggable I/O terminals and one-cable strategies in control cabinets and machines.