The Redline Transport Gateway Connect is a family of wireless networking products designed to securely connect industrial SCADA systems.
A Kia Motors Europe pilot project replaces manual operation of gantry cranes with 802.11n industrial radios connected to PLCs
Computing trends drive the development of Hilscher’s netHost Fieldbus Master, which is designed to provide fieldbus communications over Ethernet connections to the latest computers, which increasingly lack a PC card slot.
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Innovasic’s new fido5000 real-time embedded Ethernet multi-protocol switch comes with protocol drivers for integration with any industrial Ethernet protocol stack.
New device standard and nine device profiles enable mass flow controllers or vacuum valves to be implemented directly into the EtherCAT system.
A new enterprise manufacturing intelligence software package from Northwest Analytics is designed to leverage data in existing databases rather than through creation of a new database.
When it comes to operator interfaces, mobility is top of mind and everyone wants it yesterday.
FDT-enabled applications within the automation system can manage field devices regardless of the device’s manufacturer, and regardless of the fieldbus protocol employed.
Version 2.2 of Moxa MXview industrial network management software provides new support for Power over Ethernet (PoE) device visualization and third-party device management, along with device availability and inventory reporting capabilities.
A joint OPC Foundation / Automation World survey revealed OPC has broad acceptance and brand recognition.
Banner Engineering releases an embeddable gateway module for use in building out a wireless sensor network to coordinate multiple machines and processes.
For the most part, database issues are left the to IT department. But with the volume of production data typically residing in numerous databases in a manufacturing facility, engineers and operators need to be more aware of the databases that house their critical production information.
Industrial Ethernet is firmly in place, and two-thirds are actively using wireless communications, but current network infrastructure is in need of modification.
I/O module synchronously reads encoder values via high-precision EtherCAT Distributed Clocks
See why ConocoPhillips Alaska, Fori Automation, GOSS International and GT Advanced Technologies got the nod over hundreds of others.
The BULLET is for use in explosion-proof applications.
China Mobile became the world’s largest M2M connectivity provider at the end of 2011 with around 14 million subscribers. If the trend continues, the Chinese market will surpass the United States within two to three years.
With all technology trend lines showing that 1) everything is moving toward the use of Ethernet to enable more connected enterprises and 2) greater use of cloud computing, automation vendor GE Intelligent Platforms ( announced that it has standardized on Profinet as its communication backbone of choice.
We want things to work together. If I add a printer to my network, I expect it to join the network and to start working.
The incremental value proposition for wireless networks in process manufacturing is much larger than for serial and Ethernet-based networks. The tangible business benefits that can be achieved using wireless instrumentation are spurring increased interest and product availability.
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