IO-Link brings greater flexibility, efficiency, and easier handling to the new Fives Giustina grinding machines. With IO-Link and centrally-stored parameter recipes, format and product changes are easy and can be accomplished in the shortest possible time. Together with Balluff, the Italian manufacturer has made its machines Industry 4.0-capable.
Efficiency, whether it’s on the production line or in engineering design, is the primary goal in manufacturing today. Otto Bock deploys a control system devised with 18 smart drives. It’s based on a state of the art PROFINET network for process control and automation.
Electric Rubber Tired Gantry Cranes are high-tech machines that operate in shipping container terminals. Instead of being restricted to moving on a track, these cranes are able to straddle multiple lanes on their rubber wheels. But, how do you provide a stable supply of power? PROFINET plus a radio-based IoT Edge Gateway play key roles.
You may find the expression "wireless wire manufacturer" an odd play-on-words, but wait until you discover what lies beneath it. They are employing state-of-the-art wireless technology for manufacturing cables.
PROFINET is in demand in the water industry, especially in the context of Water 4.0 -the digitalization initiative of the German water industry. Read this application story from the Marienheide Wastewater Treatment Plant on their PROFINET installation and all the benefits it brought...
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A leading oil product manufacturer chose IO-Link to improve oil tank visibility, viscosity monitoring, label detection, and much more. They were able to achieve solutions with in-depth diagnostics, remote web interfaces, and advanced device replacement thanks to IO-Link.
In a chemical process plant, there are two factors that matter more than most: yield and profitability. With its new automation system based on Profibus PA, Glencore Magdeburg GmbH has made the jump to next-generation technology while achieving greater precision in process control with higher plant availability.