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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
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
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
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
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
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
A Cannabis Equipment Supplier Turns to Automation to Extract CBD at Commercial Scale
Precision Extraction Solutions’ new CBD extraction equipment uses modular systems and PC-based controls from Beckhoff Automation to enable reliable, high-performance large-scale processing.
Aug 27th, 2020
Cisco Aids Dairy Farmers of America’s Digital Transformation
To optimize operations and workforce continuity in support of the nation's food supply during the pandemic and beyond, Cisco and system integration firms are installing communication technologies to accelerate the advance of milk product production.
Aug 20th, 2020
How COVID-19 is Impacting Automation Decisions
The pause in many ongoing projects as the pandemic hit gave companies more time to think about how to move forward with their automation projects. The result is an increased use of remote access and data analytics.
Aug 4th, 2020
OPC Foundation Joins APL Project; Announces OPC UA Motion
Highlighting its role in the development of new industrial process and discrete communications, the OPC Foundation has joined the advanced physical layer for industrial Ethernet project group and is working with ODVA and Sercos on a new motion technology.
Jul 28th, 2020
FDT Group Releases Data Exchange Standard for Next-Gen Automation
The new FDT 3.0 standard and developer toolkits are secure, scalable and platform-independent, enabling remote access to device and network data across the enterprise without PLC/DCS host intervention.
Jun 8th, 2020
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