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Where Ethernet (Still) Isn’t
Automation World’s latest poll revisits our 2016 survey on the state of industrial Ethernet adoption. The numbers seem to suggest nothing much has changed. But is that what’s really going on?
Lauren Gibbons Paul
Mar 20th, 2020
Open-Source Software Meets Industrial Automation
As more automation technology suppliers incorporate open-source tools, the ability to use open-source software in automation projects no longer depends on access to arcane software knowledge commonly known only to developers and IT-savvy engineers.
Feb 25th, 2020
Compact M12 Connectors and Cables for High-Power Applications
Phoenix Contact’s new M12 power cables and connectors make it easy to power drive motors, fans, lighting, and other distributed control boxes, even in tight spaces.
Nov 20th, 2019
A New Generation of PLCs for a New Generation of Engineers
The Industrial Internet of Things demands more data than ever before from systems and processes that have traditionally not been connected to business systems. The end goal is to provide continuity between different systems and make better use of machines
Nov 1st, 2019
Making the Plant a Safe Place
Manufacturers and OEMs must understand that there are many sides to machine safety, including standards, regulations, functional requirements, technology, and even unforeseen circumstances.
Sep 15th, 2019
Best Practices for Your Network Upgrade
Industrial networking technologies and the cyber attacks they face have evolved dramatically over the past several years. As a result, greater attention to network upgrade best practices is becoming increasingly critical to all industry verticals—not just critical infrastructure.
Sep 3rd, 2019
Safety Switch Works Without Contacts
The PSRswitch from Phoenix Contact’s is for smart door safety and position monitoring in machines and assembly lines.
Sep 1st, 2019
Not So Fast: TSN Not Quite Ready for Prime Time
Though standardization efforts for Time-Sensitive Networking continue at pace, it is still years before industry should expect to see a bumper crop of compatible products.
Jul 26th, 2019
Battle for Cybersecurity Spreads to Sensors
Even the lowest level of the Purdue model has become a target for hackers who want to attack manufacturing facilities. Automation vendors are scrambling to help users defend sensors and other intelligent devices.
James R. Koelsch
James R. Koelsch
Jul 18th, 2019