IIoT & Industry 4.0

PROFINET communication in private industrial 5G networks

September 15, 2022

VXLAN is a protocol that embeds the logical Layer 2 communication in Layer 3 packets. This makes it possible to transmit Layer 2 protocols transparently across network boundaries, such as in routed Layer 3 5G infrastructures. This new approach is enabling use of PROFINET over private 5G industrial networks.

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Secure and smart: Edge computing with SCALANCE LPE

July 25, 2022

Data is a treasure for every company; the question is how to lift this treasure safely and efficiently? For ROBUR Automation, an industry and application-suitable data preprocessing is key. For this task, ROBUR relies on a local processing engine to provide a new parking experience in the German city of…

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Prepared for the future with seamless data transparency

March 20, 2022

TwinCAT 3 IoT Data Agent feeds the data lake at Wienerberger AG. In the digitalization initiative, the Group started sending several million measured values to the cloud every day for analysis, to derive actionable insights in all areas of the company as a basis for targeted optimization measures.

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Robotics, AI and automation technology fight COVID-19

January 22, 2022

The AGAMEDE project is an interdisciplinary project combining robotics, computer science, industrial design, mathematics, biology and chemistry. Thanks to Labomatica’s Gene Game software, the system is ’closed loop‘. It prepares and reads the data, interprets it and then independently adjusts the test series.

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Monitoring of energy networks – how to make it easy and secure

November 18, 2021

By using Smart Grid gateways for monitoring energy networks, existing systems, new devices and control systems can be connected – regardless of the communication technology or the manufacturer brand.

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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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Predictive maintenance relies on effective data collection

March 9, 2020

Predictive maintenance has the potential to open up new service models for machine builders. Using machine data, it is possible to more precisely forecast maintenance cycles. Machine builders can offer customers custom tailored service that keeps machines in the field in optimal condition at all times.

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IoT-capable press lines harness open control technology

March 9, 2020

Implementing Industrie 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) concepts is leading to a huge increase in the volumes of data in manufacturing plants. PC-based control technology forms a potent solution for processing this data, as manufacturers seek to meet the demands of optimizing manufacturing quality and efficiency.

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Enabling IIoT connectivity for virtual power plants

January 9, 2020

Leveraging IIoT connectivity for virtual power plants requires high data speeds and quick response times. In this ecosystem, a key to the stability of the system is zero network downtime. 4G-LTE and now 5G technologies are helping build stable networks, so that they can connect to remote sites and assets.

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Mobile automation solutions for intelligent machinery

July 27, 2019

The challenge for manufacturers of agricultural and construction machinery is how to implement intelligent semi autonomous machine functions quickly and maintain them long term. Working with a control system partner provides automation technology solutions similar to what is found in industrial manufacturing.

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