Ethernet
The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) announced the completion of the specification for CC-Link IE TSN to meet future market demands to integrate operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT). Courtesy: CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)
Ethernet November 27, 2018

Industrial Ethernet specification with TSN

The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) announced the completion of the specification for CC-Link IE TSN to meet future market demands to integrate operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT).

By CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)
Partial factory view of Harting manufacturing in Elgin shows space along the back wall for part of the expansion. Outside these walls, a 10-year expansion plan includes land to double manufacturing at the Elgin site. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media
Ethernet November 15, 2018

Four ways to encourage manufacturing expansion

In a positive example of collaboration to encourage manufacturing growth, Harting announced a $6 million expansion inside existing Elgin, Ill., facility. Community colleges, government officials, and various organizations worked with Harting and encouraged that growth in four ways.

By Mark T. Hoske
Ethernet November 11, 2018

Vote now for 2019 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Review finalists and vote by using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform.

By Amanda Pelliccione
The FDT IIoT Server (FITS) architecture has been empowered with full platform independence and is designed to be deployable on a Microsoft-, Linux-, or macOS-based operating system. Courtesy: FDT Group
Ethernet November 10, 2018

IIoT server architecture designed with platform independence, interoperability

The FDT IIoT Server (FITS) architecture has been empowered with full platform independence and is designed to be deployable on a Microsoft-, Linux-, or macOS-based operating system.

By FDT Group
Courtesy: CFE Media
Ethernet November 8, 2018

How recent IIoT developments are shaping 5G wireless

Addressing the issues behind Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices to help with mobile industrial computing applications.

By Daniel Browning
Ethernet October 3, 2018

Complex upgrades demand advanced expertise

Partial upgrades to existing automation systems can be difficult, requiring close cooperation between the system integrator and plant personnel.

By Stephen Goldsworth, Raju Nair, and Jonathan Shores, Tesco Controls Inc.
Ethernet September 30, 2018

Ethernet moves closer to process controls

International: The latest developments to the Advanced Physical Layer (APL) project to enable Ethernet for process applications were reported at the 2018 ACHEMA exhibition by three standards-based organizations for process automation suppliers. The goal is a ruggedized, two-wire, loop-powered Ethernet physical layer.

By Suzanne Gill, Control Engineering Europe
Ethernet August 26, 2018

Wireless group expanding IoT network, improving power and energy costs

The Zigbee Alliance announced a certification program designed to create business opportunities for members and a mesh network designed to improve power generation.

By ZigBee Alliance
Ethernet August 21, 2018

TSN: Evolution, next steps for industrial systems

Technology Update: IEEE Time Sensitive Networking evolves standard Ethernet to enable deterministic networking that supports coexistence of critical and non-critical forms of traffic. Experts provide TSN updates and explanations.

By Control Engineering
Ethernet August 12, 2018

Focusing on controller choice, Lean

Many plant-specific factors affect controller criteria, but choices unique to controller type exist as well.

By Jack Smith, CFE Media