On the heels of an immensely successful 2020, the IO-Link Community is building on the growth rate over the last years with an eye towards future developments. These developments stand to push IO-Link even further as an enabler for Industry 4.0 and IoT network architectures.
This month we feature news from around the IO-Link world: Usage of the IODDfinder has grown to 750,000 downloads per month; IO-Link has seen a strong uptick in North America in 2021; An archived webinar recording is available; and IO-Link is met with great interest in Japan.
Location tracking systems until now have been characterized by propriety solutions with complete vendor lock-in. That all changes with omlox. As an open standard under PI, omlox is poised to revolutionize the automation industry like PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and IO-Link before it.
Lots of new products to announce this month including those from the following companies: CAE Groupe, COVAL, di-soric, Helmholz, INTRANAV, Kobold, TRINAMIC/Maxim, and Pfeiffer Vacuum.
This short video covers an overview of PROFINET, including protocol mechanisms, installation, configuration, network components in just under 10 minutes. Watch it today!
One of the world's largest producers of carbon fiber was experiencing intermittent PLC stops due to an increase in PROFIBUS network faults. The data from the networking monitoring and frame analyzers all checked out. What could the issue be?
Many device manufacturers appreciate the easy integration of PROFINET into field devices. With controllers however, at first glance, the task seems more complex because they require some initial engineering. Technology providers can help with controllers too, making it just as easy.
Today, efficient communication structures are one of the most important requirements for economical and flexible implementation of industrial automation projects. New online trainings are available that cover topics like Industrial Ethernet, PROFINET, PROFIBUS, Industrial Remote Communication, and OPC UA.