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.
Michael Vlahos of Rockwell Automation discusses the benefits that a connected enterprise delivers to help packaging machinery builders and their customers remain competitive.
At its 2015 annual general meeting, Profibus Australia (PAA) announced a profit for the 2014 financial year, but forecast a softer financial return in 2015 following a slowdown in Australia's resources sector.
By now, many of us have heard of the Internet of Things and the principle of networking any number of devices and systems to assist us in our everyday lives - and the same thing is happening in the world of processing and heavy industry.