Profitable safety from IIoT modernisation

  Production plants face two major challenges: the increasing speed of business and integrating emerging technologies. Both play an important role in determining organisation competitiveness needed for survival. Moving to an IIoT-enabled control environment can rendering asset and operations in a reliable, efficient way whilst maintaining profitable safety. Plant automation must not only control a […]

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Addressing wireless safety in automation

Wireless networking in automation continues to grow as users recognise the many practical benefits. However, the adoption of wireless safety in automation has been slower. Signal reliability, security and range are the leading inhibitors to wireless adoption for safety applications. But according to a white paper from Schneider Electric, this is due mainly to perceived […]

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Dual safety protocols supported by new controller

Omron Automation has released its new NX-series Safety Network Controller, the world’s first to support dual safety protocols. It supports CIP Safety adopted by industrial robot manufacturers and Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE) providing high-speed response. Safety systems stop production lines and facilities when people approach hazards such as robots. Many factories produce a wide variety […]

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Mitsubishi Electric launches high performance redundant controller

    Mitsubishi Electric Factory Automation has augmented its proven iQ-R Series integrated control platform with a high performance redundant controller. The new module creates a redundant process control system for applications that require highly reliable control. The iQ-R Series Process CPU/Redundant System is specifically designed for industries such as oil and gas, wastewater and […]

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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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