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The EtherCAT Technology Group's (ETG) technical committee has accepted EtherCAT G, introduced by Beckhoff Automation in 2018, as an addition to the EtherCAT standard.
Time-sensitive networking (TSN) allows for increased automation and connectivity on the plant floor through industrial communication applications.
VMek enhances networking hardware for color sorting with pluggable EtherCAT industrial Ethernet input/output (I/O) modules that reduce costs, equipment footprint and time to market.
There are many ways industrial communications are supporting and simplifying the digital migration process.
As industry starts to engage in digital transformation programs, engineers tasked with managing this change are running into several challenges.
Integrating safety systems into a machine’s standard control platform simplifies operations, increases diagnostic capabilities and creates safer work environments for engineers and end users.
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Time-sensitive networking (TSN) can simplify industrial systems and reduce system and hardware costs, an appealing choice for companies looking to harness data in the Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) era.
Best practices: Industrial Ethernet protocols should allow and promote industrial functions, easy connectivity, and use, and integration with other networks, including legacy networks. Consider this advice.