Technology

Balancing Programming Costs & Complexity For Logic Solvers

May 21, 2024

The most common determining factors in choosing which logic solver best fits a safety application in a SIS (Safety Instrumented System) are loop and point counts and the complexity of logic required for safety mitigation.

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AUTBUS: A Mighty Multidrop Fieldbus

May 21, 2024

AUTBUS Broadband Bus technology stand at the forefront of industrial networking, representing the world’s first integration of Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) and IPv6 technologies into a two-wire broadband bus system.

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Industrial Ethernet connectivity focus on networking innovation

May 20, 2024

Industry experts agree that the foundation of Industrial Ethernet solutions for factory automation remains laser-focused on smart connected machines, edge and cloud-based computing, the potential impact of AI technology and new products and tools that simplify the ongoing quest for IT-OT integration.

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General Purpose Single Pair Ethernet for Process Instruments

May 20, 2024

General purpose SPE continues the trend of using SPE to displace fieldbus, sensor, and device networks, along with enabling networking of hardwired devices and devices from point-point links. A complete portfolio of instruments is envisioned and desirable for both hazardous and non-hazardous locations.

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Achieving net zero CO2 emissions with Single Pair Ethernet

May 20, 2024

Single-pair Ethernet can help the industry meet net zero goals while supporting AI-based automation in a secure and cost-effective manner. SPE enables long-reach connectivity to the edge for both greenfield and retrofit installations, making it a critical tool for seamless data transfer between IT and OT domains.

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Ethernet-APL: Single Pair Ethernet in hazardous environments

May 20, 2024

Ethernet-APL is based on IEEE 802.3cg and allows field devices to perform critical process automation tasks in severe Zone 1 locations. The technology will form the basis of future digitalization efforts and applications globally offering a speed of 10 Mbits per second, a reach of 1,000 meters and intrinsically safe…

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Ethernet-APL digitization impacting process industries

May 20, 2024

Ethernet Advanced Physical Layer is bringing digitization into every corner of process control plants. Long cable lengths, explosion protection and interoperability is enabling continuous and transparent communication across all hierarchy levels, and is paving the way for demanding IoT applications in the process industry.

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A central network controller for industrial automation

May 19, 2024

A Centralized Network Controller (CNC) is the centerpiece of a software-defined network (SDN). This article focuses on the CNC’s role in production systems, present architectures and key considerations to migrate to these new models and how SW-Defined networks may be applied to ODVA-based industrial automation systems.

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Decoding and using fiber optics for Industrial IoT applications

May 19, 2024

A guide to fiber cable types and costs provides insights into the intricacies of using fiber optic cables in IIoT applications. These cables are now the fastest-growing transmission medium for both new network builds and expansions that require high bandwidth, long distances and immunity to electrical interference.

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Selecting unmanaged switches for industrial networks

May 19, 2024

Choosing a suitable industrial unmanaged switch requires knowledge of your network, the type of devices in the network and the environment in which the switch will be used. A reliable switch can improve network performance, reduce downtime and address security needs.

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