UniEnergy Technologies needed a simple, scalable control system to go with its simple, scalable multi-megawatt wet-cell batteries. It turned to Siemens for the complete solution.
Since rip-and-replace is rarely, if ever, a viable automation upgrade strategy, you need a plan that will allow you to gradually migrate new equipment into your network.
In an industry whose remote locations call for wireless communications, cellular- and satellite-connected devices are expected to grow to 1.25 million by 2019, Berg Insight says.
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When it comes to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), data communication is everything. Freeing manufacturing equipment of the communication bottleneck improves the precision of networked machinery, increases the quality of products, and reduces manufacturing costs.
Though there’s no way to tell exactly what the network of the future will look like under the effects of the Internet of Things, there are three universal network aspects worth focusing on to prepare yourself—and your network—for the future.
As industry begins to better understand the Internet of Things, there remains some confusion about the role of industry organizations supporting the concept and how they relate to each other.
As industry becomes ever more digitized and data-driven, automation technologies will change. This means the networks that connect them will have to change too.
Though the transportation industry has been slower to change than factories, there are lessons to be learned in how railroads, trucks and loading docks are using PLCs, wireless communications, networks and cloud computing to reduce costs and improve safety.
Development kit for the SmartLink SensorTag enables easy and quick integration of sensor data with wireless cloud connectivity.
A new license for FL mGuard security devices can protect OPC Classic applications.
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