Modicon M262 Smart IIoT integration simplifies connectivity

Industry 4.0 is transforming the way engineers and manufacturers think about factory automation. Few manufacturing companies are actively implementing it yet and many have not given it much thought. However, for machine builders the fast approaching era of digital transformation offers new opportunities if they implement smart IIoT integration platforms. Device makers are adapting their […]

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Smart approaches to manufacturing digitalisation

John Browett of the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) Europe, addresses the challenges companies face on the road to manufacturing digitalisation. Different approaches will suit different businesses and choosing the right one is critical to achieving a company’s full potential. Two main aspects of the project need addressing if a company is to benefit fully from […]

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Developing VSD functionality for IIoT

VSD functionality for IIoT   The Internet of things is about connecting everyday equipment through the Internet. It allows people and devices to send and receive information (data) directly and to process instructions. It has many implications for producers, consumers alike. Manufacturing and commerce have similar requirements, although there are other factors to address. More […]

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New Omron NX1 with OPC UA for IIOT applications

  Omron Automation has introduced a new version of their NX series compact machine controller. Markedly, it now includes an OPC UA server for IIoT along with Industrial Ethernet ports for EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT. The new controller integrates machine control with information utilisation, quality management and safety. Omron NX1 supports smart machines and smart factories […]

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