Transportation

Fiat Chrysler conveyance system boosts production flexibility

November 12, 2019

A new conveyance system at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles utilizes a Compact GuardLogix controller, paired with an industrial hotspot radio to facilitates communication. The radios transmit control, safety, and diagnostic data from each carrier back to the traffic cop PLC, to ensure carriers are operating efficiently and effectively.

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Fast, reliable internet access for trains leverages technology

July 27, 2019

New cabling and connector technology is making fast, reliable Internet access possible on trains. A powerful data infrastructure is necessary to deliver the performance that customers expect, and new tool-free assembly and installation options provide PushPull convenience and weight reduction using only a single twisted pair.

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Transportation and bus surveillance: mobile security

July 10, 2018

An industrial Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch is used to connect critical components of a mobile security system for a bus company in Europe. Devices used in transportation surveillance systems on buses or trains have a unique set of requirements and specifications that are crucial to their operability and efficiency.

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Connections add value onboard and trackside

July 10, 2018

Train manufacturers have made huge strides in recent years to reduce the weight of rolling stock. One area with potential for saving weight is adopting cables with high performance thin-walled insulation. Thin wall cable is 50-100% smaller in diameter, 30-50% lighter and can offer significant weight savings.

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