The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) equipment should be integrated even into older manufacturing systems to optimize facility and system operations. Think you’re using IIoT technologies? Are you adding sensors in 12 steps or 6 steps?
With processing power increasing, controllers tucked in input/output (I/O) communication blocks make distributed controls easier than ever. With the increased controller capabilities, higher speed/more open communication protocols and more powerful, lower cost microprocessors, more distributed and autonomous systems seems likely.
Watlow's D4T with Intuition is a data logger that features field removable input/output (I/O) modules for design flexibility.
AutomationDirect’s Productivity2000 programmable controller line includes discrete and analog input and output modules.
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Advantech's Wise-4000 IoT wireless I/O modules include and RS-485 port, analog, and digital signal models.
Acromag's microBlox uB modules can safely interface a wide variety of voltage, current, temperature, frequency, and other field signals and are designed for embedded or portable applications such as test stands, defense systems, and process control applications.
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence's Blaze 600M is a non-contact optical measurement solution designed to provide 3-D data acquisition and actionable data for measurement, inspection, product development, line tuning, and reverse engineering applications.