Companies designing next-generation IIoT devices must produce enhanced functionality within limited time and budgets, but leveraging developer toolkits can increase efficiency and interoperability.
Time-sensitive networking (TSN) has become a must-have for factories looking to the future and can help merge information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT).
The future of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity requires flexible solutions that address a wide variety of IoT applications, use cases and device types.
5G is appealing to industrial automation where distance concerns can be overcome easily with many cells and the performance can surpass that of traditional Wi-Fi.
Turning 5G networks into a wireless power grid for Internet of Things (IoT) devices that need batteries to operate could eliminate them altogether down the road.
End users have been vocal about wanting open systems, and automation vendors are responding by delivering systems compliant with international standards.
Industry 4.0 might seem daunting and expensive, but manufacturers can make it practical without getting bogged down in details.
Mobility technology is transforming the smart manufacturing and improving Industry 4.0 by providing environment and empowering an intelligent enterprise through a smart, connected automation ecosystem. See video.
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.