Energy Management April 20, 2021

Energy management for industrial networks

Automation components consume a large amount of energy during production and can strain industrial networks' ability to run properly.

By Nelly Ayllon
Courtesy: Northeast Automation
virtualization, Cloud, Analytics, Edge Computing April 19, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles April 12-18, 2021

Articles about edge computing, industrial Ethernet problems, plant energy efficiency, Engineers' Choice winners and Hannover Messe updates were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 12-18, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Fluke
Ethernet April 6, 2021

Tools troubleshoot industrial Ethernet problems

Technology ranges from the simple to the sophisticated

By Mark Mullins
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Other Networks March 21, 2021

How time-sensitive networking is transforming the Smart Factory

The future of manufacturing lies in flexible, efficient and high-performance production that leverages data-driven intelligence and this can be achieved by implementing network technologies that utilize time-sensitive networking (TSN) functionalities.

By Thomas Burke
Courtesy: Keagan Gay, CFE Media and Technology
Business of Engineering March 10, 2021

Industrial networking testing and certification guide released

A comprehensive guide for PROFINET product testing and certification for device manufacturers has been released by PI North America.

By PI North America
Courtesy: PI North America
Ethernet March 10, 2021

How time-sensitive networking is making Ethernet deterministic

Time-sensitive networking (TSN) is designed to make Ethernet deterministic by design and improve synchronicity and overall communication among devices.

By Nelly Ayllon
The compact Beckhoff Automation EtherCAT EJ boards reduce footprint on VMek hardware. Standard LED lights, which can be seen through a window on the Metrix and Element machines, provide EtherCAT diagnostic information for operators. VMek sorting machines include the Metrix Analytic Lab Color Sorter and Element Analytic Production Color Sorter. Courtesy: Kevin Blackburn
Ethernet March 9, 2021

Ethernet interoperability testing week

The first EtherCAT Interoperability Testing Week was designed to provide EtherCAT device developers with an online opportunity to improve interoperability.

By EtherCAT Technology Group
Courtesy: PI North America
Ethernet February 22, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Feb. 15-21, 2021

Articles about the 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards, the evolution of control systems in artificial intelligence, top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Feb. 15-21, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Emerson
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing February 18, 2021

Evolving control systems are key to improved performance

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.

By Sean Sims
Courtesy: PI North America
Ethernet February 12, 2021

Functional safety networks for Ethernet communication protocols

PROFIsafe extends the Profinet communication protocol to address unique requirements for safety-related information necessary to conform to strict safety standards.

By Nelly Ayllon