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.
PDS IG Equipment doubles window film throughput compared to the industry standard by using EtherCAT and PC-based control.
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).
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).
EtherCAT provides reliable, deterministic communication through industrial-hardened hardware and unique functional principles. How does EtherCAT work?
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.
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High-performance infrastructure, including industrial Ethernet networks, helps with efficient, secure and reliable connections between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems and software. Note the unseen costs of unmanaged switch and transition layer between IT and OT.
A cotton gin facility in Alabama upgraded its industrial network to better manage its increased production while running optimally for long periods of time.
Think Again: Separate efforts aim to extend Ethernet to process and discrete devices. Standards can promote interoperability for devices and software if standards are specific enough.