IO-Link is enjoying increasing popularity, with demand for the communications standard growing rapidly, especially in the food & beverage industry and other process control related industries. The fieldbus-independent technology for point-to-point communication is easy to use and cost-effective.
Admittedly, the creation of installation guidelines seems tedious and dry at first glance, but it’s rewarded in day-to-day practice. Users benefit from clear specifications on the installation of PI technologies.
Learn how Time-Sensitive Networking brings determinism to Ethernet—from time synchronization and prioritization to preemption and boundary ports. It can be complex; even Ethernet today, if you were intimately aware of its inner workings, is quite complex. And yet, Ethernet is incredibly easy to use. The same applies to TSN features.
Process plants must be safe for people, products and the environment. Ethernet is the de facto communication standard, but it does not meet the requirements of process automation without modification. Ethernet with an Advanced Physical Layer (Ethernet-APL) enables long cable lengths, explosion protection, communication and power supply over two wires.
We have observed an increase in indoor localization demand in logistics and production, accompanied by an increase in RTLS providers. Within those providers, who enables the more significant competitive edge? What is the difference in customer value between proprietary RTLS providers and omlox?
In the PROFINET world, PROFINET RT and PROFINET IRT are common terms. What is the difference between PROFINET RT and IRT? This video makes a detailed comparison.
Edge components make it possible for data to be processed almost in real-time, directly at the source, with a minimum of network traffic. Learn about edge applications and how PROFINET is laying the foundation for modern edge concepts here.
IO-Link Wireless is a standard that was defined specifically for factory automation. It provides a reliable, real-time, and deterministic protocol for control systems. Learn the details about IO-Link Wireless compared to 5G Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communication.