The network is left out in every discussion on the implementation of digitization projects. This approach must change if the costs are not to eliminate the effect. Digitization projects must place a higher priority on the network, its planning, and ultimately its setup, particularly in greenfield installations.
How does WLAN or Bluetooth work in automation technology for fieldbus transmission? Can we use algorithms to make it even more robust? Learn about a foil cutting machine with 40 PROFINET wireless links.
Thanks to the VXLAN transmission technology, PROFINET can be used for communication over a private 5G network. This enables real-time communication and the use of a central control system for several mobile participants.
PUMA opened a new European central warehouse in April 2021. The centerpiece is the shuttle system with over 700,000 storage locations. 24 lifters ensure the correct allocation of the shuttles. Like all other components of the intralogistics system, the lifters communicate with the higher-level controller via PROFINET.
omlox opens up many new use-cases for AR in industry. Vendors can implement their own location-based services within the standardized omlox core-zone. Via the open omlox hub API, the content for AR is delivered, and via the open omlox air-interface, the absolute self-positioning of the AR device can be done in seconds.
Three diverse application stories are covered here: The use of PROFINET network monitoring in oil & gas facilities in the Gulf region; intrinsically safe PROFINET modules for mobile pilot skids in filtration systems; and the use of hygienic IO-Link capacitive sensors in the meat processing industry.
The challenge in the coatings industry is to lower the costs of applying coating, while delivering predictable and robust coatings. Inline viscosity sensors (viscometers) networked via PROFINET contribute to a more resource-efficient, eco-friendly coating process.
With a permanent network monitoring, Baur Versand can make the recipients of the approximately 50 million items it sends every year happy, thanks to a fault-free operation – no matter if during the slow summer months or at peak times such as during the Christmas season.