The technical committee of the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) has accepted EtherCAT P as an addition to EtherCAT.
Two concentrating solar power plants in Spain have implemented highly reliable data communications networks to help ensure problem-free operation.
Opened in April 2016, Beckhoff's new technology centre is located in the home of the leading companies in the IT and semiconductor industries, such as Intel, Apple and Google.
Wireless networking continues to gain acceptance in industrial applications, including the water and wastewater industries.
The Innovation Statement is one thing, but Australia can do two things to improve its global standing: encouraging automation in manufacturing industry, and investing in a righteous cycle of innovation and commercialisation between universities and industry.
The move to Industry 4.0 will bring with it many advances in efficiency and productivity, but also many changes in the way industrial processes work.
Mobile devices are now more common in the workplace than ever before. Modern mobile apps now allow industrial network operators to monitor and troubleshoot their networks while on the move.
Management at turnkey automation systems providers are always seeking ways to improve production efficiencies on the manufacturing floor. The challenge is to keep up with sales growth and deliver systems on time, while maintaining the same amount of resources.
Deploying network address translation helps resolve complications of duplicate IP addresses.
Last week at the ACI Connect conference and exhibition, Rafael Koenig, chairman of Profibus Australia, presented at the Future Networks Forum to an audience of automation, control and instrumentation professionals about Profinet's role in Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things.
Australia is a tricky market. Whether you're a contracted engineer, systems integrator or OEM machine builder, our small population density and the vast distance between existing and potential clients can often be great.
For machine builders there is a great demand to increase the productivity and flexibility of their machines, while maintaining healthy margins. This can be a difficult balancing act between using the most effective technology while working within a shrinking budget.
Combining time-sensitive network (TSN) technology with the OPC UA specifications will allow the Industry 4.0 vision of a high-performance, real-time-capable network to be realised without any vendor-specific technology.