I/O Systems, I/O Modules

Courtesy: Festo Corporation 
I/O Systems, I/O Modules September 30, 2021

Decentralized I/O system for valve terminals

Decentralized input/output (I/O) system improves the performance of mixed valve terminals and I/O systems.

By Festo Corporation
Courtesy: Fluke Networks
I/O Systems, I/O Modules December 4, 2020

How IT/OT convergence affects networking

Information technology and operational technology can be together, but needs differ. Industrial visibility, interconnections, scalability, wireless mobility, remote data collection and data analytics are among benefits. See 7 benefits of IT/OT data flow.

By Mark Mullins
Three measures for a cybersecurity plan and three barriers for cybersecurity implementation are shown Courtesy: L&T Technology Services (LTTS)
I/O Systems, I/O Modules November 1, 2020

Six ways to improve cybersecurity: Barriers vs. resiliency

Overcome three OT/IT cybersecurity barriers and move towards cyber-resiliency in three cybersecurity steps.

By Amir Sobol and Yaron Pass
Courtesy: MAVERICK Technologies
I/O Systems, I/O Modules September 23, 2020

How smart I/O enhances distributed control

Installing smart input/output (I/O) during an upgrade or migration can provide personnel with near-real-time data at their fingertips

By Matt Smith
Courtesy: Opto 22
I/O Systems, I/O Modules September 7, 2020

Edge I/O brings more connectivity to field devices and sensors

Latest remote I/O combines IIoT communication with even more processing power than traditional intelligent I/O

By Josh Eastburn
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
I/O Systems, I/O Modules July 25, 2020

Making the automation environment smarter with I/O data

Industrial environments are generating more data than ever. Whether for production volume, downtime or serial numbers, this information can offer insight into processes and productivity.

By Svenja Litz, Kate Zimmerman
Courtesy: Siemens Industry Inc.
I/O Systems, I/O Modules July 10, 2020

Machine mount I/O devices are the data satellites of the machine

Machine mount I/O devices are expected to support simple digital and analog inputs and outputs and other modules with intelligence built in support motor starters, variable speed drives, communication modules and radio frequency identification (RFID) tag readers. Integrated safety can support systems more simply than hardwired solutions or separate systems.

By Raj Rajendra
Courtesy: Maverick Technologies and RoviSys
I/O Systems, I/O Modules June 11, 2020

DCS migration and IT/OT integration oil and gas system integration projects

System integrators discuss an eight-year distributed control system upgrade from a legacy system without downtime and a 100-site information technology and operational technology system integration project to improve data mining, tagging structures, and programming disparities.

By John Hopshire, Bob Starkus, Gary Humble
Courtesy: PTC
I/O Systems, I/O Modules April 8, 2020

Controls engineers, mission-critical for digital transformation, are in short supply

Smarter workers: Developing a standardized operational technology (OT) architecture to support the new digital environment is challenging, especially with many devices with diverse protocols. Those with expertise in controls, automation, and instrumentation can help with digital transformation.

By Sean Callahan
Courtesy: Opto 22 
I/O Systems, I/O Modules April 1, 2020

GRV-R7-MM1001-10 by Opto 22

The GRV-R7-MM1001-10 is an intelligent, Ethernet-based input/output unit designed to combine multi-signal, multifunction sensing with PoE-powered edge data processing for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connection to real-world signals.

By Opto 22