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Industrial Ethernet

The use of Industrial Ethernet hardware and communication protocols has become the backbone for automation and machine control networks, along with its use in corporate networks, throughout industry. The emergence of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0, along with emerging technologies such as Single Pair Ethernet, has solidified its position as a key technology driving digital transformation for smart manufacturing.

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Industrial Ethernet is the use of Ethernet in industry using communication protocols that provide determinism and real-time automation machine control. Protocols for Industrial Ethernet include EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, POWERLINK, SERCOS III, CC-Link IE and Modbus TCP. Industrial Ethernet is also deployed in a wide range of controllers, networking equipment and computers utilizing Ethernet cabling and connectors for automation or process control.

Industry 4.0 Applications

Factory automation leverages connectivity solutions

Connectivity solutions are at the heart of advances in automation and machine control networking. This special report provides …

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System Diagram

IIoT solution moves beyond the boundaries of drive technology

A new holistic technology covers all aspects advancing the use and connectivity of smart motors. Offering a solution …

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SPE switch for installation outside the control cabinet

Single Pair Ethernet has Landed in the Field Level

Single-pair Ethernet (SPE) is a megatrend in automation technology. Using a simple twisted-pair cable as the communication medium …

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Digital transformation is extending into production systems

Digitalisation of production: the right interfaces for late adopters

Digitalisation provides solutions for all types of data interfaces in the modern drive, control, HMI and communication technology …

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Battery-Container ensure the onboard power supply to freely moving electric cranes. An IoT Edge Gateway connects the battery management system to the DATAEAGLE cloud to monitor the values 24/7.

Connecting container cranes across the globe

IoT Edge-Gateway enables remote monitoring of the power supply for electric RTG cranes.

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Black material boxes are the distinguishing feature of the production concept.

Real-time locating enables flexible production models

Finding new approaches in material supply.

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Manufacturing

High Fidelity Vibration Acquisition Platform for Condition Monitoring

Recent advancements in MEMS technology have pushed accelerometer sensors to the forefront, rivaling piezoelectric sensors in condition-based monitoring …

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Balluff Long Distance Positioning System

Long Distance Positioning System (LDPS)

New technology provides reliable, intelligent and adaptable position measurement over several hundred meters in harsh environmental conditions.

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