A new concept for zoned areas is proposed: Place small remote I/O valve terminals instead of building central or large decentralized solutions. Collect the intrinsically safe signals on-site and supply the pneumatic drives via short pneumatic lines. Communication takes place directly via PROFINET to the controller.
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Industrial network planning is a complicated task and has to take many different aspects into account. Various TSN demonstrators, testbeds, and case studies are very valuable in this process, especially in the early stages of network planning and development.
In order for industrial networks to work efficiently despite high, sometimes irregular data traffic and to run reliably in terms of security, their structures must be adapted. The pitfalls and solutions for this are explained in a nutshell in this new video "Industrial networks in transition - utopia or necessity?"
Today, I want to examine the new Ethernet Advanced Physical Layer (Ethernet-APL) specification that will eliminate the challenges that are holding back Ethernet adoption in the process control industries, especially in hazardous environments.
Deutsche Telekom and TRUMPF are cooperating in the field of positioning systems for connected industries. The solution, based on 5G and omlox technologies ensures more flexibility in production both inside and outside manufacturing halls.
DATAEAGLE technology from Schildknecht and the EchoRing concept developed by R3 Reliable Realtime Radio demonstrate a method to ensure high-speed reliable wireless communication in difficult environments utilizing the 5.8 GHz frequency band. Learn more about what they achieved.
Over the years, you’ve amassed smart field devices through different area owners, different project owners, and even purchasing, and now you are backed into a tough spot; you have to extract the 'smarts' from these pricey devices acquired from different manufacturers, connected to different PLCs, and in some cases across different protocols. What to do?