Built to supplement eWON Cosy VPN routers, Talk2M is the first industrial IoT connectivity service that offers cloud capabilities for location-independent operations. Over 100,000 eWON routers are already in service while over 70+ TB of data has been transferred over 8 million VPN connections.
For the past two years eWON has been rated as #1 by Control Design Readers in the Machine Remote Access Category, and now for the third time in a row, eWON has been recognized as the industry leader once again.
The manufacturing industry has been keen on getting on board with the Industry 4.0 trend, and while the entire idea is enticing, the details aren’t that simple. The Smart Factory promises intelligent decisions based on the data connected from various devices and assets. This is both a blessing and a curse since interconnectivity introduces greater complexity, need for greater management and foolproof network security requirements.
While the quest of next-generation industrial technology has increased the adoption of internet, serious steps weren’t taken for its revival until the start of this decade. Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Smart Factory or Industry 4.0 are all connected with each other, with the prime goal of automation through interconnected industrial assets. Information will play a detrimental role in this revolution and therefore all challenges in implementing industrial ethernet should be properly addressed.
Bottle inspection may seem like a minuscule operation to many, but those who work in such industries know the importance of making sure quality is retained in every single unit. Before beverages can make their way to the consumer, they need to pass several vital exams to make sure they are free from any defect, such as torn labels, incorrect fill levels, etc.
Consistency has long been a sought-after feature in the industrial arena, primarily because a single product is installed in multiple locations. But things get even more complicated when an industry decides to procure several products from a particular electronics company. An entire engineers’ division would have to be set-apart for carrying out regular maintenance of each product in its own specified manner, resulting in unnecesarry use of money, time and manpower.
The Leuze BPS 300i range belongs to the second generation of bar code positioning systems, setting new standards both in terms of performance and handling. Using visible red laser light, the positioning system determines its position and speed with respect to the bar code tape. The tape itself is fixed along the travel path.
Modern industrial workspaces have dynamic requirements. Industrial networks in high-bay storage systems, gantry crane bridges and side tracking skates are plagued with interference over long distances. Currently available devices in the market require a considerable amount of effort for alignment and commissioning so that maximum continuity in the system can be insured.
Productivity and efficiency are two major cornerstones of an industry, but so is safety. However, it is often heard that the excess of safety measures daunts workers’ efforts to gain maximum momentum. The problem with such safety measures is that they aren’t well-though out, and aren’t designed from both the workspace and workers’ point of view. The best way to ensure a safe work environment is to have an organized plan in place that takes into account all major factors which may affect the industry’s safety.
As technological advances are made and the world moves towards automation, it is becoming clearer that a definite set of rules and regulations are necessary to ensure the protection of on-site staff and nearby equipment. The European Machinery Directive has been put to task, and it has implemented a series of risk assessment procedures, enhancing the safety of industrial machines. Similarly, in Germany, the Industrial Safety Regulation, requires all operators to regularly perform maintenance checks and fit-in safety technology wherever necessary.