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I/O Systems, I/O Modules

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: Jeff Miller, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Safety September 14, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles Sept. 7-13, 2020

Articles about preparing for Industry 5.0, wastewater treatment teams searching for COVID-19, EtherCAT, IIoT, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Sept. 7-13, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
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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
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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 April 7, 2020

An overview of industrial IoT, from edge to cloud

Next generation distributed I/O brings users one step closer to seamless connectivity

By Josh Eastburn
Figure 3: Realizing the benefit of providing an easy upgrade path, Emerson designed the latest RX3i platform to have the same footprint as existing 90-30 systems and accept both legacy and new I/O modules. Courtesy: Emerson
PLCs, PACs January 7, 2020

Modern controllers ease upgrades

Legacy industrial automation systems must eventually be ripped and replaced or upgraded. See four challenges and five benefits of upgrades using modern controllers.

By Vibhoosh Gupta
The final solution, a control system upgrade, retrofitted with as little risk and downtime as possible, was a success. Courtesy: Concept Systems Inc.
System Integrators December 18, 2019

Partnering with Tillamook Creamery

Claiming the role of the system integrator in the digital transformation.

By Michael Gurney
Figure 3: The latest generation of remote I/O systems use Ethernet to replace expensive home-run wiring with a single network connection. Courtesy: Opto 22
I/O Systems, I/O Modules October 14, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles October 7-13

Articles about I/O systems and the IIoT, SCCR safety tips, smart systems and increased productivity, the Engineers' Choice Finalists, and IIoT adoption programs were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from October 7-13. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
The compact Beckhoff Automation EtherCAT EJ boards reduce footprint on VMek hardware. Standard LED lights, which can be seen through a window on the Metrix and Element machines, provide EtherCAT diagnostic information for operators. VMek sorting machines include the Metrix Analytic Lab Color Sorter and Element Analytic Production Color Sorter. Courtesy: Kevin Blackburn
I/O Systems, I/O Modules October 11, 2019

High-speed vision sorting technology records rapid improvement with industrial Ethernet

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.

By James Figy