Comms/networks

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Wireless pump monitoring and control for reservoirs

(05/01/2022)
Ian Loudon explores what is needed for industry to overcome monitoring and control challenges in applications where assets are dispersed over a wide area.
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Giving Edge networks an edge

(30/12/2021)
How do you ensure all devices and Ethernet nodes in a system are connected so that operators receive the critical data they need to maintain continuous operations? Moxa highlights three key criteria for choosing unmanaged Ethernet switches.
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TSN: the future of industrial automation?

(15/12/2021)
Jeremy Shinton explains how TSN-compatible automation components can create agile and futureproof factories.


Archive

  1. 14/12/2021 Redundant HART multidrop flow metering skid

    When the gas metering division of a customer in Malaysia needed a way to provide redundancy and high measurement resolution for metering skids, Moore Industries offered a solution with its HES HART to Ethernet Gateway System.

  2. 01/11/2021 Ethernet: moving to field level

    We find out from the ODVA how Ethernet is cost-effectively traversing the last mile to field devices in industrial applications.

  3. 25/10/2021 Mobility technology secures open automation

    Find out how FDT 3.0-based solutions can help industrial personnel work smarter, faster, safer and more effectively. 

  4. 13/09/2021 Wireless to the last mile

    Alexander Weber discusses the beneficial relationship that IO-Link Wireless and 5G can offer in industrial applications.

  5. 06/09/2021 Wireless connectivity: trends and considerations

    Well-engineered design, which takes into account the physical environment, safety, and security will help make wireless control the new normal in factories and plants around the globe.

  6. 21/06/2021 HART technology evolves with HART-IP

    Paul Sereiko highlights how the HART technology has been developed, alongside other technologies, to allow it to continue to meet the needs of the industry marketplace.

  7. 01/06/2021 The time is right to embrace SPE

    Ruud van den Brink argues that Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) is essential to helping the IIoT drive industrial automation forward and that now is the time to embrace this technology.

  8. 20/05/2021 The time is right to move on from 4-20mA

    In the process industry 4-20 mA technology is still the standard. New technologies will need to measure up, above all to its simplicity and reliability. Ethernet-APL, an enhanced physical layer for single-pair Ethernet (SPE) based on 10BASET1L, looks set to achieve this. Ronny Becker and Andreas Hennecke report.

  9. 18/05/2021 Securing smart manufacturing and workforce confidence

    Glenn Schulz highlights the importance of real-time IT/OT data access when it comes to improving efficiency and productivity.

  10. 10/05/2021 SPE: Enabling reliable IIoT infrastructure

    Stuart McKay, explains more about the benefits that Single-pair Ethernet (SPE), the latest development in Ethernet data communications, looks set to bring to the industrial sector.

  11. 20/04/2021 5G starts to roll out

    Control Engineering Europe spoke to Sander Rotmensen, director industrial wireless communication at Siemens Digital Industries about 5G technology.

  12. 06/04/2021 5G: Paving the way for Industry 4.0?

    Friedrich Haussmann discusses the benefits and barriers to the adoption of 5G in industrial applications.

  13. 16/03/2021 New Single Pair Ethernet for condition monitoring applications

    Maurice O’Brien explains how it is now possible to quickly develop and deploy an end-to-end-monitoring and predictive maintenance service-based solution and to benefit from high quality asset health insights and power on two wires.

  14. 19/01/2021 A new video explains key benefits of using a fieldbus

    A video explains one of the most dramatic evolutions in the industrial automation Industry – The transition from 4-20 mA to digital fieldbuses. Learn about both technologies, including examples with PROFIBUS, representing fieldbuses.

  15. 11/01/2021 Can wireless solutions solve real industry problems?

    Brett Binnekade discusses the use and benefits of wireless technology in the automation industry. 

  16. 16/11/2020 Reducing cabinet clutter

    Stephen Hayes explains how food processing operations can be more easily reconfigured by adopting automation without cabinets, resulting in machines that can be transported and moved around quickly and easily.

  17. 10/11/2020 Safety services on a standard network

    Communication networks have changed the look of today’s automation systems by distributing processing, sensors and actuators to where they are required. The ODVA says that CIP Safety provides the same benefits to safety systems. 

  18. 02/11/2020 Communication technologies: supporting digitalisation

    Dr Peter Wenzel comments on industrial technology trends and the impact they are having on industrial communication solutions.

  19. 28/09/2020 Connecting industrial applications to a private 5G network

    Control Engineering Europe finds out more about an industrial 5G router for private networks, by speaking to Frank Hakemeyer, director of communication interfaces at Phoenix Contact Electronics.

  20. 22/09/2020 Empowering innovative business models with a standardised IIoT ecosystem

    Glenn Schulz, managing director at the FDT Group, explains how and why the FDT standard is helping to support the digital transformation for manufacturers.