AVnu Alliance launches an industrial market segment to help craft standards defining how standard Ethernet can be used for synchronized networking in industrial control applications.
Movicon 11.4 now supports data exchange via Ethernet with the newest Siemens PLCs, specifically the S7-1200 and 1500 models.
A new report from TechNavio points out the principal business issues driving increased adoption of Ethernet across industry, how much it is expected to grow over the next four years, and who the dominant suppliers are.
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Advanced Integration Technology combines motion control, servo drive platforms, failsafe CPUs, distributed I/O, and Ethernet networks to design a fully automated positioning and joining system for the Boeing 787.
The City of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, is getting a new SCADA-based central control system, communicating with wireless Ethernet, to update its water and wastewater management.
The largest control network built in one phase in the Middle East is for the Qatalum aluminum smelter plant. Managing the more than 1,000 network nodes required a centralized network management system capable of ensuring that no single point of failure could interrupt communications.
The HART Communication Foundation’s latest communication protocol leverages Ethernet capabilities to bring HART device information up to the enterprise level.
Remote I/O-to-Ethernet gateway enables easy replacement of 27-year-old PLCs for a Wales brewery upgrading its yeast-handling control process.
Shop floor-to-top floor connectivity and wireless enablement often get most of the attention in discussions about industrial Ethernet. At a recent Profinet panel discussion, the core manufacturing operation and commissioning issues related to diagnostics took center stage.
Network providers are using profiles to shorten setup time while also focusing on making it easier to lay out networking architectures.
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