I/O Systems, I/O Modules
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Advantech’s ICR-3241 is a 4G industrial cellular router and gateway and is designed to connect IP or serial devices to a cellular network.
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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.
Traditional wired input/output (I/O) connections are crucial for most automation systems. The latest generation of I/O systems bridges the gap to bring these connections into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
CAN in Automation (CiA) has released the CiA 463 series standardizing the gateway between CANopen responsible for CANopen FD networks and input/output (I/O)-Link.