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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CC-Link’s OPC UA companion widening IIoT machine connectivity

Moreover The CC-Link Organisation (CLPA), and the OPC Foundation, announced a companion specification. Thus ensuring widening IIoT machine connectivity, it simplifies IIoT and Industry 4.0 implementations.   It does this by providing a unified interface between devices and IT at production sites. This simplifies the IIoT machine connectivity required for Smart Factories, and improves productivity […]

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IIoT driving Industrial Ethernet growth for 2018

For factory automation, the installation of Industrial Ethernet nodes has overtaken traditional fieldbuses for the first time. This is the finding in HMS Industrial Networks’ annual study of the industrial network market for 2018.   IIoT driving Industrial Ethernet growth The move to Industrial Ethernet reflects the needs for high performance networks expected by the […]

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Process orientated drives for IIoT

  By enhancing traditional technologies with more intelligence, connected solutions are transforming the workplace. Digitisation of automation devices like VSDs ensures they can output data in a computer recognisable form. Hence, the resulting connected products that enable digitisation needed for IIoT. Reflecting this trend is the Altivar Process Orientated Drives provide more data for advanced […]

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