The PACTware consortium announces the release of its latest version of software, PACTware 5.0, that is fully based on the FDT2 standard.
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Manufacturers are examining different network architectures to drive plant efficiencies, and the OPC UA standard is providing scalable results all the way to the enterprise suite. New OPC applications in automotive and food companies show streamlined control applications and real-time data monitoring.
Jim Wetzel, director of global reliability at General Mills and Chair of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, asked attendees at The Automation Conference an important question: “Are You Ready?”
A look at how the industrial application of the Internet of Things concept makes for a very different use of data than the consumer Internet of Things, and how Profinet sources the industrial data needed via an open standard.