Networking

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.
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Development kit for the SmartLink SensorTag enables easy and quick integration of sensor data with wireless cloud connectivity.
The GN760 plug-assist thermoformer from GN Thermoforming runs 16 servo motors over the ACOPOSmulti system and delivers fast and precise communication via the real-time Ethernet protocol POWERLINK.
A new video from Prosoft Technology provides a detailed explanation of how to determine the best communication method for your industrial networking application.
A new report from Berg Insight explores the connections between the Internet of Things and a pending upsurge in wireless devices across industry.
NASA’s International Space Station is adopting industrial networking technology in an effort to lower integration costs associated with the build out of an external wireless communication system.
To facilitate efficient and cost-effective process improvement, your network architecture needs to be thoughtfully planned out, not just patched together.
Whether you call it “Smart Manufacturing,” the “Intelligent Factory” or the “Factory of the Future,” the manufacturing process of tomorrow will be organized completely differently than they are today. And the key will be the communications technologies that connect them all. Understanding these core communications technologies and the trends surrounding them are critical to your place in manufacturing’s future.
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