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.
Modern industrial machinery requires an increasing number of sensors to boost their performance, and these devices have to survive in increasingly harsh environments, placing larger demands on the performance of the connectors.
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 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.
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.
The next decade will give rise to a variety of connected technologies that will continue to transform and automate our everyday lives. This will include everything from fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks, to […]
Many in the ICT industry are considering how the fourth industrial revolution will reshape businesses, careers and the world — the Industrial Internet of Things (IIIOT) This shift is driving significant change […]
NAI, a manufacturer of custom end-to-end connectivity solutions for high performance systems in industrial, telecom, data and medical industries, has introduced a series of new fiber-optic cable assemblies designed specifically for hyperscale computing […]
Ideal Networks recently launched NaviTEK IE, which it describes as a purpose-built handheld network tester designed for commissioning, preventive maintenance, and troubleshooting of ProfiNet industrial Ethernet networks as well as standard Ethernet […]