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Plug-and-Play Coming to Industrial IoT
Launch of the Sparkplug Compatibility Program enables automation technology suppliers to certify compatibility with the Eclipse Sparkplug protocol and MQTT-based Internet of Things infrastructures.
Jun 14th, 2022
TSN Plugfest Focuses on Interoperability
Participants in Avnu Alliance’s Time-Sensitive Networking plugfest test their deployments in a collaborative environment.
May 18th, 2022
PACK EXPO International 2022 Preview
May 14th, 2022
Field Device Integration Eases Equipment Installation
Now part of Emerson’s AMS Device Manager, the Field Device Integration (FDI) standard provides a unified framework for installing and configuring field devices.
Apr 20th, 2022
Digital Transformation of the Industrial Workforce
The tools that help Pretium Packaging, Covestro, and J.M. Smucker Company tap into and transfer tribal knowledge on the factory floor.
Apr 12th, 2022
PackML and Machine-to-Machine Communication
At PACK EXPO East 2022, Ron MacDonald of OMAC walked attendees through key states of PackML, highlighting their impact on successful packaging line operation.
Mar 31st, 2022
User-Defined Continuous Improvement Software
SafetyChain’s plant management platform is a personalizable suite of software delivered as a service that addresses data capture and visualization as well as worker task direction from receiving and processing to regulatory compliance.
Mar 24th, 2022
Process Control Communication: More Than Just APL
Ethernet-APL receives a lot of attention for its ability to bring Ethernet-based communications and power to devices in hazardous zones. But a physical layer and some data do not make a complete solution.
Mar 22nd, 2022
The Differences Between Local and Remote I/O
Understanding how local and remote I/O modules work can benefit your operations through improved safety, less wiring, and standardization for spare parts and engineering drawings.
Mar 8th, 2022
British Sugar’s “Factories of the Future” Initiative Includes a Private 4G Network
The adoption of private cellular networks is a growing trend in industry as companies seek to establish wireless networks capable of operating securely and reliably over large distances.
Feb 23rd, 2022
Volkswagen Deploys Private 5G Network
Provided by Nokia, the 5G network will allow Volkswagen to wirelessly upload data to manufactured vehicles and enable intelligent communication between robots and wireless assembly tools.
Feb 3rd, 2022
TwinCAT3 Adds Virtualization, OPC UA Pub/Sub Functionality
With its new TF6105 function, TwinCAT 3 supports OPC Unified Architecture pub/sub communication methodologies. TwinCAT/BSD Hypervisor allows for the simultaneous execution of virtual machines and TwinCAT real-time applications on an industrial PC.
Jan 20th, 2022
How Single Pair Ethernet Brings Ethernet to the Edge
Designed to provide communication, power and extended distance cable runs, Single Pair Ethernet is poised to digitally connect analog devices, simple I/O, and sensors to industrial control networks.
Jan 13th, 2022
Trademark Plastics Adapts to Market Changes with ERP
Trademark Plastics Inc. connects all its production equipment data into its DelmiaWorks enterprise resources planning software to align orders, production, and quality management.
Jan 11th, 2022
ArcelorMittal Launches 5G Steel Initiative
ArcelorMittal France is launching a private 5G network with Ericsson and Orange Business Services to deliver high data throughput for all connected devices, including autonomous vehicles and remote-controlled machinery.
Jan 6th, 2022
OPC Foundation Updates Field Level Communication Specs and Launches Cloud Library
New specifications address OPC UA information models and networking services, while the OPC UA Cloud Library provides information model access for applications.
Dec 16th, 2021
How Time-Sensitive Networking Delivers Determinism
With Time-Sensitive Networking poised to bring determinism to standard Ethernet on the plant floor, it’s helpful to understand how the technology works to support your industrial networking decisions.
Dec 16th, 2021
Pandemic Accelerates Edge-to-Cloud Digital Transformation
An Automation World survey reveals an uptick in cloud and edge deployments as manufacturers roll out performance monitoring, collaboration, quality assurance, and predictive maintenance applications in support of newly remote and distributed workforce.
Dec 15th, 2021
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