Applications

Process device diagnostics leverages NAMUR NE 107

December 7, 2020

The goal of NAMUR NE 107 diagnostics is to limit downtime and increase plant performance. An effective Process Device Diagnostics Object implementation can help improve process plant maintenance, and provide an expanded set of tools for service technicians, operators and application programmers.

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Secure collaboration spaces in manufacturing workflows

December 4, 2020

The combination of security and collaboration platforms paves the way to accelerate engagement of a “community of experts” to address anomalies in industrial control networks. These communities can react rapidly to security and operational issues within the manufacturing environments.

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Connectivity in the changing robot industry

December 4, 2020

Changes in the robotic industry, especially trends toward connectivity, miniaturization and Industry 4.0, led to a partnership between HARTING and Kuka. Responding to these megatrends put the focus on detailed application knowledge, a common view of holistic customer benefits and concrete new product solutions.

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Edge-located HMIs drive new wave of Industry 4.0

December 4, 2020

Unified HMIs installed at the automation edge effectively connect users to their data by bridging OT plant data with workflows and IT tools. Advances will improve machine performance, reduce downtime, enable greater profitability, and fuel connected enterprises through the Industry 4.0 revolution.

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City of Denver transforms traffic control network

December 4, 2020

The ability to offer a robust, easy-to-use solution that could meet the needs of today and scale to meet the challenges of tomorrow solidified Denver’s decision to modernizing its TCN infrastructure. Highly configurable offerings also helped them achieve a holistic view and better management of its massive network.

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PC and EtherCAT-based control for Magellan telescope

December 4, 2020

Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) combines site-wide, real-time connectivity with 3,000 precisely controlled servo axes. The telescope design boasts a resolution 10 times greater than that afforded by the Hubble Space Telescope, and moved away from building the automation solution using custom control components.

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SPE in industrial applications

November 30, 2020

Single Pair Ethernet work continues with the aim of toughening up this evolutionary new technology for as many application scenarios as possible. But reduced cable weight, miniaturization and simplification of the connection technology will only come into play with achieving continuity with the overall infrastructure.

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Optimizing infrastructure performance

November 30, 2020

Industrial network infrastructure is a valuable business asset. Investments in legacy networks require a clear migration path to optimize return on assets while not missing out on performance enhancements. A robust, well-executed physical layer is foundational to assuring this asset continues to deliver value.

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PROFINET Over Industrial WLAN

November 30, 2020

Two key challenges need to be addressed when building a stable PROFINET application over a WLAN infrastructure. The selected WLAN solution must support L2 forwarding in different configurations, and wireless latency and jitter need to be minimized to meet the requirements of the PROFINET application.

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Single-Pair Ethernet for constrained devices

November 30, 2020

New operational concepts are being developed to drive EtherNet/IP deployment to low-end constrained, in-cabinet devices such as contactors and push buttons.

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