Industry 4.0 with SMC IO-Link Products

Expand Your Communications to the Lowest Level Sensors with SMC Fieldbus & Serial Interface Products. Constantly optimize your production processes with IO-Link compatible products from SMC. IO-Link is the first standardized I/O technology worldwide (IEC 61131-9) for communication with sensors and actuators. Use a point-to-point connection (no bus couplers or conditioning modules) to an IO-Link master (see below) […]

How to Use Ethernet/IP for Cobot Communication

Collect Robot Arm I/O, monitor diagnostics, and plan maintenance. Ethernet/IP is a widely supported protocol that can be used with hundreds of devices. For example, with Ethernet/IP, we can build an automation system that uses a Universal Robots collaborative robot arm, an Allen-Bradley or LSIS programmable logic controller ( UR Ethernet_IP Guide PLC), and a […]

Networked Variable Frequency Drives

Enable powerful VFD monitoring and control with option cards for industrial communication protocols Competition continues to push the requirements for machine efficiency, predictability, and preventive maintenance, all of which depend on timely and accurate information delivered through connections via industrial communication protocols. Network Protocols for   Yaskawa’s 1000 Series Drives Product Info  Yaskawa drives cover every […]

Industrial Remote Network Security

Extend Industrial Applications over Secure Remote Connections As the world’s network and information technology becomes more mature, the trend is to use Ethernet as the major communications interface in many industrial communications and automation applications.  Industrial Cybersecurity Moxa‘s Industrial Secure Router series is a Gigabit speed, all-in-one Firewall/VPN/Router for Ethernet security applications in sensitive remote […]