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Reliable Remote Monitoring Keeps Well Sites Productive

Mostly brownfield operations, upstream oil, and gas production sites require materials, equipment, and delivery systems to work together to produce high rates of utilization. Roughneck Equipment, which provides chemical delivery equipment to oil and gas fracturing operations, uses PROFINET to make it easier to keep utilization rates high.

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PROFINET + OPC UA = Predictive Maintenance at Audi
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PROFINET + OPC UA = Predictive Maintenance at Audi

Everyone’s talking about predictive maintenance. But, when it comes to implementing it in practice, many users often fail because they don’t have access to the right data. Enter: PROFINET and OPC UA. This application story from Audi demonstrates a successful case of preventive maintenance.

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Wireless PROFINET to Control a Giant Tunnel Boring Machine

Tunnel boring machines are enormous, highly automated, mobile "factories," which can perform all stages of tunnel construction in a single run. A challenge for these machines is the transmission of relevant data from the head to the controller located further back. PROFINET over wireless played a vital role in solving that challenge.

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The IIoT Approach with Remote Monitoring [App Story]

IIoT concepts are inspiring new business models. Manufacturers are asking equipment makers to help them improve machine reliability and production uptime. Ecoclean's innovative approach is breaking new grounds with remote monitoring and diagnostics services for PROFINET networks. Read this application story to find out what they achieved.

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PROFINET Network Reduces Energy Costs [App Story]

A national food supplier sought to expand its Florida, USA distribution center to match growing business demand. A PROFINET industrial Ethernet network was deployed to improve communications and optimize operational efficiency for $125,000 in annual energy savings.

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