Tag: industrial

Communications needs in manufacturing plants

Manufacturing plants and operations are each unique in their own way. In this article, we will discuss many of the communications opportunities that can equip new and existing buildings with more agile, resilient, and intelligent digital infrastructure. Manufacturing system architects are leveraging wired, wireless, and optical transport supporting robots, machine vision, production line machines, product transport, sensor arrays, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and distributed Internet of Things (with future artificial intelligence management overlays) to increase process intelligence, agility, safety, and reduce defects and operational expenses.

Webinar: Considerations When Applying TIA1005-A to the Network Infrastructure in Various Harsh Environments

Designing and deploying according to the TIA-1005-A specification is critical to industrial, harsh and outdoor spaces.Compliant connectivity and cabling can withstand the test of time and outlast their intended useful life cycle of 30+ years. In this webinar Panduit will focus on why it is important to examine this specification and evaluate the connectivity and cabling requirements that support these environments. We will discuss ways in which you can make sound choices when it comes to deploying a future proof network in industrial, harsh, and outdoor environments.

Smart Buildings Challenge | Industrial Internet Consortium

Today’s smart buildings are beginning to leverage the industrial internet for improved business outcomes, such as better energy efficiency, improved occupant experience and lower operational costs. They may contain thousands of sensors measuring various building operating parameters including temperature, humidity, occupancy, energy usage, keycard readers, parking space occupancy, fire, smoke, flood, security, elevators and air quality.

Softing acquires Phoenix Digital in play for IIoT fiber-optic modules

Softing has acquired the assets of Phoenix Digital Corporation (PDC), a provider of secure industrial fiber-optic communications products that are ideal for high availability industrial networking sites. The fiber-optic modules eliminate the need for typical Ethernet networking hardware when connecting PLC to PLC, and when connecting PLCs to smart field devices, which the company says simplifies connectivity, nearly eliminates setup and maintenance and drastically improves network robustness.

White Paper | Bonded Pair Cable: Driving the Future of Automation

While standard twisted pair technology has improved, over time, gaps within pairs will inevitably develop. Download this free white paper to learn more about Belden’s innovative design to the twisted and bonded pair cable, which ensures you never have to deal with noise interference in your industrial cables, as well as how to accurately specify the right cable for your industrial environment.