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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.
PROFIsafe extends the Profinet communication protocol to address unique requirements for safety-related information necessary to conform to strict safety standards.
The OPC Foundation is developing field-related extensions to the OPC UA framework in order to drive industrial interoperability from field level communications (FLC) to cloud and to support information technology/operational technology (IT/OT) convergence.
Labplas redesigns custom production machines with EtherCAT, robotics and AI for quality control, ensuring ROI of less than one year on all upgrades, for 15 to 35% machine productivity increases.
Industrial networking has come a long way and engineers must now choose whether to use a managed or unmanaged switch.
Strong and reliable industrial Ethernet cables help manufacturing plants simply network architecture, improve cybersecurity and prevent unplanned downtime.
Industrial automation systems need hardened networking equipment to deliver required performance and cybersecurity, and designers also must consider whether unmanaged switches are sufficient, or if the step up to managed switches is warranted
Time-sensitive networking (TSN)-driven gigabit Ethernet can help pharmaceutical manufacturers improve their operations and regulatory compliance activities.
Ethernet is growing in popularity, particularly as more people work from home, but there are some important differences between industrial Ethernet and office Ethernet people need to be aware of.