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.
Wireless Ethernet in hazardous areas is on the rise with integration of explosion-proof enclosures for wireless devices.
Indoor cell sites are a critical step in developing private 5G networks.
Control system case study: Using EtherCAT and PC control, Swisslog’s shuttle system delivers a data-driven distribution center solution that cuts hardware costs 25% in warehouses.