Ethernet-Enabled Industrial Applications

Nov. 10, 2011
  • Managers view the number of parts being produced in one location from a Website in another location.
  • Plant engineers respond almost instantly to process concerns and downtime events no matter where they are.
  • Maintenance personnel walk the plant and check performance parameters while looking directly at the equipment.
  • Global positioning satellite (GPs ) signals customize an interface based on a person’s location in a building GPs pinpoints equipment locations on sites where equipment is widely dispersed.
  • Instead of finding a technician with a laptop and the required software, manufacturers configure robotic tool changers using only Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  • Maintenance firms monitor equipment and notify someone when it needs maintenance, so operators can focus on production rather than upkeep issues.

See also the main November 2011 feature, Ethernet-Enabled Consumer Technologies Cross Over
To read the feature article, click here.