Wireless solutions are being increasingly adopted in the industrial world due to the obvious benefit of mobility they bring to the table. Technologies such as Bluetooth and WLAN have made it easier to form connections with hard to reach appliances, while keeping the installation cost under check. Anybus wireless products provide performance, reliability and security that’s at par with wired solutions, enabling industries to instill a permanent factor of flexibility and move closer towards having an Industrial IoT based system.
Launched in 1994 by HMS Industrial Networks, Anybus technology and products have proved themselves as a worthy cog in the industrial automation machine, making up for the most used 3rd part range of fieldbus connectivity products. Anybus’ functionalities can’t be confined within those of a fieldbus. It can be thought of as a range of generic products that provide support to all types of industrial fieldbus networks.
Simatic HMI Panels have been at the forefront of industrial monitoring and control for years, and are known for their effective and robust nature. Not only do they feature an innovative design, but their high performance makes them applicable throughout all sectors of market. Backed by Simatic WinCC, the panels are a rock-solid component in any industrial workplace.
The HMI Panels are intuitively configurable though the TIA Portal and follow an identical design. This makes them scalable for all kinds of applications. Simply choosing the display size for the desired application and altering a few other details can get your project kickstarted. Same goes for software, which is as scalable as you want it to be. Simatic products value long-term investment, and provide easy migration techniques to keep programs in-line with the latest technology.
Introduced as part of the Siemens portfolio of Simatic Industrial PCs, the new Simatic ITP1000 industrial tablet PC has been designed to carry out all varieties of industrial tasks in the most user friendly, slick manner possible. The industrial tablet is part of a portfolio that includes scalable product lines of box, panel and rack PCs. This has been the first time though when Siemens has brought a tablet PC into the market and the ITP1000 is the currently the fastest tablet available.
Siemens recently broke news of its expansion of its Scalance Portfolio. The introduction of new unmanaged Scalance XR-100WG as well as the managed XR-300WG switches have increased the Scalance line’s capabilities.
The Siemens SIMATIC line of controllers consists of an impressive portfolio, designed for a wide range of automation requirements. The SIMATIC range is built of basic, advanced, distributed and software controllers that offer scalability according to the situation. Their integration with Siemen’s Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal only adds to the ease through which automation solutions can be developed.
There are a hundred different types of industries around the world, each with thousands of types of varying applications. Some require fast operation, others require instant assembly while others want top-notch resilience. Meeting all these standards in one package is a daunting task, however Siemens has managed to overcome this with its Sirius Innovations Controls.
Constant innovation is the key to development in the world of industrial automation. The July issue of “MediaService” introduces two recent developments by Siemens, one being expansion in the Scalance Portfolio, while the other one being the highly-anticipated release of Sinema Server V14 Software.
Modern automation technology relies heavily on communication and has embraced the trend towards increased networking of individual manufacturing cells. The integration of all manufacturing components in a coherent and synchronous manner is extremely important in ensuring the company truly reaps the productivity and efficiency benefits of such technology.
The convenience offered by Wireless Connections is the main reason for its quick adoption throughout the world in every sector, from communications to power. However, when we shift to the industrial setting, implementing wireless LAN solutions become particularly demanding, due to the complex topologies and harsh environment. Flexibility and efficiency are two of the most attractive features of a wireless connection, and failing to deliver these puts a question mark on their adoption.