Ethernet

Courtesy: PI North America
Automation September 25, 2020

Automated container terminal streamlines U.S. supply chain

The TraPac San Pedro Bay facility in Los Angeles is the first automated container terminal in North America, bringing more goods through the same footprint, with faster truck turn times and a 90% reduction in emissions

By Nelly Ayllon
Courtesy: SDI Systems, Inc.
Industrial PCs September 14, 2020

PC control redefines intralogistics distribution center efficiency

How to move 67,000 garment shuttles, boost efficiency and communicate through EtherCAT

By James Figy
Courtesy: Jeff Miller, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Safety September 14, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles Sept. 7-13, 2020

Articles about preparing for Industry 5.0, wastewater treatment teams searching for COVID-19, EtherCAT, IIoT, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Sept. 7-13, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
Ethernet September 8, 2020

Shuttle system gets smart to meet e-commerce demands

Control system case study: Using EtherCAT and PC control, Swisslog’s shuttle system delivers a data-driven distribution center solution that cuts hardware costs 25% in warehouses.

By James Figy
Courtesy: EtherCAT Technology Group
Ethernet July 6, 2020

Safety over EtherCAT conformance test benefits

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.

By Christiane Hammel
Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
Automation July 2, 2020

Modular window film application system reveals high precision, throughput

PDS IG Equipment doubles window film throughput compared to the industry standard by using EtherCAT and PC-based control.

By James Figy
Courtesy of: FDT Group
Ethernet May 30, 2020

IIoT-based industrial protocol upgrade to support process, factory automation industries

FDT Group and ODVA are partnering together for FDT’s 3.0 architecture solution by incorporating FDT IIoT Server (FITS), to the common industrial protocol (CIP).

By FDT Group
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Ethernet May 26, 2020

Single-pair Ethernet technology benefits for IIoT

Single-pair Ethernet (SPE) enables a simultaneous power supply of terminal devices via power over data line (PODL) over a single pair of copper wires, opening up new possibilities and fields of application for industrial Ethernet and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

By Control Engineering Europe
Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
Ethernet May 8, 2020

Combine Ethernet, fieldbus advantages, avoid limits

EtherCAT provides reliable, deterministic communication through industrial-hardened hardware and unique functional principles. How does EtherCAT work?

By Sree Swarna Gutta
Courtesy: ODVA
Ethernet April 29, 2020

Five key ways an industrial Ethernet protocol can use TSN

Time-sensitive networking (TSN) is a practical option to meet the needs of time-critical applications, create flexibility in network design and plan for the future brought about by Industry 4.0 and IIoT. See five benefits of its use in industrial Ethernet networks.

By Steve Fales