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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 June 16, 2021

Common components decrease development effort, increase interoperability

Companies designing next-generation IIoT devices must produce enhanced functionality within limited time and budgets, but leveraging developer toolkits can increase efficiency and interoperability.

By FDT Group
Courtesy: CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)
Ethernet May 24, 2021

Expanding the horizons of TSN technology

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).

By Thomas Burke
Courtesy: Semtech
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 May 21, 2021

The future of IoT: Collaborative solutions

The future of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity requires flexible solutions that address a wide variety of IoT applications, use cases and device types.

By Marc Pegulu 
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Automation April 30, 2021

How industrial automation can benefit from 5G

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.

By PI North America
Courtesy: Christopher Moore, Georgia Tech
Energy, Power April 20, 2021

Leveraging the 5G network to wirelessly power IoT devices

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.

By Anne Wainscott-Sargent
Other Networks April 7, 2021

How open systems support end users

End users have been vocal about wanting open systems, and automation vendors are responding by delivering systems compliant with international standards.

By Masaru Yamazaki and Wataru Nakagawa
Courtesy: Avanceon
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 31, 2021

Practical and value-based Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 might seem daunting and expensive, but manufacturers can make it practical without getting bogged down in details.

By Matt Ruth
Courtesy: FDT Group
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 17, 2021

Mobilizing secure, real-time remote operations for Industry 4.0

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.

By Glenn Schulz
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Ethernet February 9, 2021

Field level communications initiative improves interoperability

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.

By OPC Foundation
Courtesy: Beckhoff
Industrial PCs February 8, 2021

PC-based control boosts sterile sampling bag production

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.

By James Figy