Sensor Communication Serves Big Data

As a basis, Big Data requires a high degree of machine-readable, standardized information that is available across all OT levels. With OPC UA Companion Specifications for both PROFINET and IO-Link, plus the push for Ethernet at the sensor level, more tools than ever are now in place.

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Learn All About IO-Link – the Basics

A simple move to turn IO-Link- enabled sensors and actuators into “smart sensors” by connecting them to an IO-Link master will support communication and data sharing, preparing you to handle the next generation of machines, data and technology like Industry 4.0 and IIoT.

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New Products – August 2020 [1/2]

New products this month: BACnet gateways from HMS; IO-Link Wireless modules from KUNBUS; PROFINET VFDs from NORD; IO-Link function blocks from SICK; PN/DP proxies from Siemens; IO-Link pressure transmitters and IP67 PLCs from Turck; IO-Link and PROFINET I/O blocks from WAGO; and imaging software with PROFINET from wenglor sensoric.

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New Products – August 2020 [2/2]

New products continued: IO-Link sensors from Baumer; IO-Link pressure regulators from Camozzi; IO-Link sensors and PROFINET interfaces from Carlo Gavazzi; IO-Link configurators from di-soric; IO-Link level sensors from Endress+Hauser; PROFINET S2 Redundancy from Festo; and PROFINET M.2 PCI Express cards from Hilscher.

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Webinar: 7 Steps to Develop a PROFINET Device

This webinar is a perfect fit for device makers and developers. The webinar will go over the steps of how to embed PROFINET in your device or machine. We will cover conformance classes, implementation options, solution partners, and much more. Join us on September 10th.

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Modular – with Safety [APPLICATION STORY]

AWL-Techniek is an automated welding and connection-lines machine builder offering scalable safety technology directly on the modules of its M-Line machine platform. Modularity is implemented even down to the IP67 IO-Link and safety blocks.

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Guarantee Quality, Increase Food Safety with IO-Link

In the age of Industry 4.0, digitization and the added value of information become very important. As a result, food and beverage manufacturers are scrutinizing internal processes and pushing change to improve quality and safety in production.

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IO-Link Quality Assurance Heading for a Quantum Leap

IO-Link is growing at a remarkable rate around the world. By the end of 2019, there were already 16 million reported nodes. Maintaining quality whilst ensuring ease-of-use were two important requirements for the development of a new IO-Link master test system.

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