There are many potential benefits to using wireless technology in manufacturing, but users need to be aware of standards and potential challenges.
Time-sensitive networking (TSN)-driven gigabit Ethernet can help pharmaceutical manufacturers improve their operations and regulatory compliance activities.
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) case study shows how to use pump power measurements to save energy using sensors enabled by wireless gateway and cloud-based analytics. Secure and relatively simple technologies were used; see eight project guidelines.
Companies are working on developing a private 5G network to allow industrial applications, such as machines, controls and other equipment to be connected to a private network to better control behavior and usage.
Cybersecurity strategy in digital plants is critical for companies that want to achieve smart manufacturing.
Unified human-machine interface (HMI) software centralizes device management and machine data, enhancing usefulness and increasing connectivity across the enterprise.
Do IoT-based wireless technologies designed for municipal, building, and residential sensor networks offer anything for industrial users? How about 5G?
Deployments and optimal operation of industrial wireless local area networks (LANs) require attention to site survey, lifecycle management, cybersecurity and collaboration. Need to optimize existing industrial wireless networks?
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Radio frequency identification (RFID) uses wireless sensors to passively tag objects with digital information, such as production codes, bill of material lists, and other key identifiers, and applications are helping automobile manufacturing.