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Section: Process > Communication
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
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
ERP’s Growing Importance to Production Operations
How manufacturers are leveraging the connection between ERP and plant floor systems to improve production operations.
Jan 21st, 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
Endress+Hauser's Ethernet-APL Approach
Ryan Williams of Endress+Hauser explains the company's work with Ethernet-APL to bring Ethernet connectivity to field devices. He also explains how instrument measurements are integrated into Rockwell Automation's PlantPAx control system via Ethernet-APL.
Dec 9th, 2021
Time Sensitive Networking Product Testing Expands
The ability to bring determinism to standard Ethernet for use in industrial control system networking gets a boost from Avnu Alliance’s expanded test and certification capabilities.
Nov 23rd, 2021
Class-based Unit Coordination Utilizing Link Groups
Take advantage of product functionality to coordinate activities between units.
Nov 15th, 2021
IO-Link Gets North American Support Community
An agreement between PI North America and the IO-Link Community will educate the North American market about the IO-Link technology through seminars, workshops, technical training, trade fairs, and managing related product test and certifications.
Jul 20th, 2021
Fieldbus in the Industrial Ethernet Age
With Ethernet having become the preferred industrial network type, do fieldbus networks still play a role? The answer depends on the application, even though Ethernet is clearly winning out.
Jul 13th, 2021
Work on OPC UA at the Field Level Advances
Support for 5G wireless, controller-to-device and device-to-device communications, time-sensitive networking, and Ethernet advanced physical layer are among the highlights of OPC UA’s extension to field level devices.
Jun 24th, 2021
Is Fieldbus Technology Still Effective?
Learn about the combined use of fieldbus and Ethernet industrial networking technologies, even as Ethernet increasingly becomes the plant floor network of choice, in this discussion with Duane Grob of system integration company Avanceon.
Jun 15th, 2021
New Tool for Troubleshooting Industrial Ethernet
Fluke Networks’ LinkIQ locates source of industrial ethernet network, cable, and connection failures.
May 20th, 2021
IP Router Simplifies Remote Access to Gas-Fired Turbine System
How Contemporary Controls’ EIPR Skorpion IP routers were used to simplify the machine installation and network configuration of a gas turbine system.
May 16th, 2021
May 13th, 2021
Wireless Network for Manufacturing Offers the Reliability of Wired IO-Link
The use of wireless in manufacturing plants is still met with a good deal of skepticism today. Much of this doubt is based on experience with traditional wireless, which is simply not reliable because it’s neither fast enough nor scalable.
Apr 20th, 2021
S.M.A.R.T. Communication Manufacturing
Discover the five areas manufacturers should consider when responding to COVID-19's impact on communication in their plant.
Luigi De Bernardini
Nov 30th, 2020
What is Industrial Single Pair Ethernet?
In this episode of the “Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered” podcast series, we connect with McKenzie Reed of Harting to learn about one of the more recent advances in industrial communications technology—Single Pair Ethernet (SPE).
Sep 27th, 2020
Can IO-Link and SPE Work Together?
Integrating an existing industrial communication standard with an up-and-coming method often creates headaches. But several industry experts see an easy path to integrating IO-Link and Single Pair Ethernet.
Sep 17th, 2020
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