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.
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.
The increased interconnection of industrial assets has certainly given way to greater productivity, reliability and flexibility within the marketplace, but it has also brought along cyber-espionage. The use of ethernet connections is only bound to increase as more industries embrace greater automation. The increased need for sharing data, both from machine-to-human as well as machine-to-machine has made industrial networks open ended. This makes them prone to major attacks that can greatly effect production and lead to safety risks at sensitive installations.
With Totally Integrated Automation up and running, Siemens seem to be the only manufacturing powerhouse that is capable of integrating the vast array of functions of any industry. The SIMATIC NET division in particular, deals with all components required for effective industrial communication, ranging from industrial communication processes to network components.
Siemens has led the world with technological advancements and innovations for over 165 years, and has excelled in the fields of electrification, automation and digitization. In line with modern industrial requirements, Siemens has adapted itself to the rise of Smart Devices and concepts such as IoT and Industry 4.0, which would shake the global automation order.
The very best proof of Siemens’ commitment towards IoT and other network-centric platforms is MindSphere, an open Operating System built on the principles of cloud-connectivity and Industry 4.0. Manufacturing industries are increasingly relying on extensive processing of data to ensure high levels of reliability, safety and efficiency. Every machine and system in a plant holds a vast amount of data, which when used in conjunction with data collected from other devices allows optimum decision to be made.
Whether you call it Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT), Digital Factory or any other related tech-savvy name, the mass-acceptance of IoT is on the verge. We’ve all heard the buzz about this amazing revolution and how it would change global manufacturing, but what promises does it bring for manufacturers and makers? Will it really cut-off all existing liabilities and help a plant reach its true potential? Let’s have a take on these questions.
Ethernet is being speedily adopted by manufacturing industries as the prime medium for communication due to a vast number of reasons. Ethernet networks offer the greatest efficiency, flexibility and reliability capabilities to a network engineer, making it ideal for an industry that requires all three of these qualities. The increasing trend towards Industrial Automation has only increased the demand for robust ethernet networks as the entire concept relies heavily on error-free, reliable communication.
Globalization has deeply penetrated itself into major markets, and its effects can be seen all over the world. Manufacturing industries today are in a deadlock to offer the cheapest yet most high-quality product to the customer, making it extremely hard for companies with traditional mindset to survive.
How Can Industry 4.0 Can Improve Traditional Manufacturing?
All around the world, the traditional manufacturing industry is on the verge of a total digital transformation, accelerated by the success of growing technologies. Moore’s law on technological pace is taking its full effect and driving man to the ends of intelligence, automation and productivity. The term “Industry 4.0” is used to describe the technological overhaul revolution taking place in industries on a global scale.
The Weidmuller U-Remote strives to achieve state-of-the-art technological breakthroughs for its clients and users. PLCs are a vital component of any automation industry, but long-gone are the days when PLCs alone were enough for maximizing efficiency within production lines. Associated equipment such as Remote I/O units have become an essential component for speed, power and accuracy.
The U-Remote is the perfect example of a Remote I/O as it allows all kinds of processes to be sped up, thanks to its highly compact build, intelligent processing capabilities and usability.