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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Omron shows advanced packaging machinery solutions at PPMA

  Omron shows advanced packaging machinery solutions at PPMA.   For manufactures of packaging machines wanting to increase profitability, Omron offers a complete range of answers on display at Stand B34 of the 2017 PPMA Show. Their services and products are designed to increase machine speed, versatility, performance and safety. This includes traceability in the […]

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The Challenges and Benefits of Smart manufacturing

  We read many articles discussing Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and defining these concepts can be difficult, however what these and other similar concepts clearly introduce is a “forward thinking” mind-set and this has in some cases already led to “smart manufacturing”, where intelligent machines, systems and networks are capable […]

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