Networking and Security

With a broad automation product portfolio and technology solutions, Panasonic Industry is the partner for setting up solutions for fully connected production lines.

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Driven by the need for high performance, integration between factory installations and IT-systems, there has been a growing acceptance of Industrial Ethernet within industrial automation. Atlas2 Plus is designed for the permanent monitoring of industrial networks with single or mixed architecture. This second-generation diagnostic tool takes fault detection and diagnostics to a much higher level.

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The mobile app easymon from in-tech enables real-time monitoring of machines and plants - worldwide and locally. The app supports the open control platform PLCnext Control and is available from Phoenix Contact's PLCnext App Store. On request, the engineering specialist in-tech can develop customer-specific extensions. Modification to other control families is planned.

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Industrial cybersecurity will be the main theme during Procentec's Virtual Product Launch on April 8, 2021. The event will showcase new products, livestreams, entertainment and more.

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ComBricks allows authorized users to remotely monitor PROFIBUS installations from anywhere in the world and will alert them if any faults arise or are likely to arise. It is a modular platform able to carry repeaters, PA and fiber optic modules.

 

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Atlas2 Plus enables permanent monitoring of industrial networks with single or mixed architecture. Whether PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT and/or PROFIBUS are used, this tool provides a connected approach to machine health monitoring.

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Smart data through decentralized pre-processing, IO-Link and cloud services – with this integrated concept Turck enables efficient solutions for Industry 4.0 and IIoT. End-to-end bidirectional communication down to the sensor/actuator level and with access to additional data – IO-Link increases the potential of industrial cloud services. Turck is combining both technologies and is thus opening up different possibilities of process optimization for users. For example, the simplification of...

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Flexible and cost-effective machine retrofitting with DATAEAGLE. Machine tools play a central role in the manufacturing industry and especially in supplier companies to the automotive industry. For years, the performance of these machines was based on electromechanical assemblies, and sensors were only used as part of safety functions. This is changing in the course of Industry 4.0.

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Remote monitoring and fault diagnostics for PROFIBUS and industrial Ethernet. How do I keep my plant running 24/7, maximize productivity and reduce network failure? Factories lose between 5 percent to 20 percent in productivity due to unplanned downtime, where just one minute of downtime can cost thousands of euros.

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Balluff offers its newest special Ethernet/IP network blocks for assembly and material handling technology. The IO-Link masters (BNI00EF/ BNI00EH) enable not only rapid integration of various IO-Link devices into existing networks, but also feature multiple

ports with 4 Ampere output current for connecting drive equipment such as 24 V DC motors or electrical stoppers.

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Seamless production sits at the core of every company‘s operations. If production stops, due to an error for example, a quick response is required. But what if the specialist for the plant is not on site? Thanks to digitalisation, the magic words in this case are often remote maintenance. Estimates assume that up to 60 percent of errors can be resolved or at least supported via remote access. Weidmüller‘s u-link remote access service offers a system that is easy to install, easy to configure...

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There are many reasons for the excessive build-up of heat in control cabinets. Designers can often minimize the dangers resulting from incorrectly arranged devices or poor ventilation in advance. However, specific condition monitoring is needed for external factors and device anomalies. Turck‘s IM18-CCM cabinet guard now provides a smart solution for processing sensor data via Ethernet in the IIoT.

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Turck's IO-Link system box, consisting of I/O module, sensors and indicator light enables users to discover the benefits of the communication standard.

Turck is now offering a compact starter kit for users wishing to discover the benefits of the IO-Link digital communication protocol. The IO-Link devices contained in the box enable interested users to set up their own system and thus gain hands-on experience in the technology.

 

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Stable, highly available and secure: the demands on industrial wireless solutions are high. By participating in the Webinar series, you will benefit from the core competence of Schildknecht AG in the field of industrial radio data transmission. All webinars last 30 to 45 minutes and then offer a question and answer session of approx. 15 minutes.

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Turck is expanding its portfolio of safety I/O components with the TBPN and TBIP block I/O modules for Profisafe and CIP Safety respectively. The robust IP67 modules provide safety input and output signals directly from the field to the safety controller.

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Profinet devices can be integrated into the engineering systems of controllers using their description files. In this way, all devices and parameters of controller networks can be created, maintained from a single system and saved. The system does not allow this in-depth integration for IO-Link devices.

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Local, stand-alone controllers offer benefits compared to central solutions in a wide range of different applications: They reduce system-wide data traffic, are resistant to interferences within the network, make troubleshooting easier and are very well suited to being combined with manual processes. Weidmüller's u-control 2000 web controller offers all these benefits and is based on open web technologies.

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Plug-and-play from sen­sor to data dash­board. Condition monitoring (CM) has long been known as a method for ensuring high availability of machines and plants by means of remote monitoring of parameters relevant to the operations. CM is increasingly becoming a key component of industry 4.0 business models. An example is the CM solution designed by Schildknecht AG, for radio data transmission and IIoT solutions.

 

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With more than 1,100 exhibitors, embedded world takes place annually in Nuremberg and is one of the most important trade fairs for embedded hardware and presents the latest developments in this segment. As a specialized manufacturer and value-added distributor for industrial IT, hardware and software, BRESSNER Technology will present a wide range of innovative embedded hardware in hall 1, booth 341.

 

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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT for short) has arrived in practice. However, IIoT applications are only successful if they offer customers real benefits. At SPS 2019 MB connect-line showed some practical examples – based on customer applications that have already been implemented.

 

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With the UR55, ICP Deutsch­land is launch­ing an in­dus­trial

LTE cel­lu­lar router onto the mar­ket that of­fers a wide range of in­ter­faces.

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The mbNET industrial routers by MB connect line can be upgraded with mbEDGE to an IoT gateway. This provides users with a multifunctional solution for implementing safe IoT applications.

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In many traditionally grown production networks, the focus is on free data exchange across all components and systems. However, if all paths are open, viruses and malware can spread unhindered in the entire network. To prevent this, it is recommended to segment the production network into manageable logical units – for example with the industrial firewall mbNETFIX from MB connect line.

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In Germany, Europe’s biggest industrial economy, the harnessing of IIoT to digital automation has developed far enough for it to routinely be described as a fourth industrial revolution. However, the more devices, equipment, sensors and applications are connected, the greater the risk of cybercrime.

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With in­dus­trial routers as IoT gate­ways, data can be col­lected and analysed – and at the same time ad­just­ments to the sys­tem con­trol can be done im­me­di­ately via re­mote ac­cess. At Han­nover Messe 2019, Hall 8, Booth A04/1, MB con­nect line will demon­strate how this can be done sim­ply and se­curely.

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The new FL MC EF 660 SCRJ media con­verter from Phoenix Con­tact en­ables the con­nec­tion of cost-ef­fec­tive poly­mer and HCS/PCF fiber tech­nol­ogy.

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Data is the new gold. But instead of transferring a large amount of raw data directly into the cloud, the pre-processing of data at the edge of the network – edge computing – is increasingly favored. With mbEDGE, the collected machine and sensor data is evaluated locally and only the results are transferred to the cloud application.

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IO-Link is considered key technology for implementing industry 4.0 and IIoT concepts. For this technology Weidmüller provides IO-Link master modules in IP20 and IP67 degree of protection. Plug-in connectors and pre-assembled cables for the bus connection as well as sensor/actuator cabling complete the product portfolio. The parametrisation and configuration of IO-Link devices can be performed with a web‑based configuration tool that contains an interface to the manufacturer‑independent...

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Feel starfish sucking on your hand - large aquariums as in the Ostsee-Info-Center (OIC (Baltic Sea Information Centre)), in various zoos or at the "Sealife" locations delight visitors of all ages. The aquariums provide exciting insights into the ecosystems of diverse underwater worlds.

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"Never touch a run­ning sys­tem" is widely used in the au­toma­tion en­vi­ron­ment. To make the pro­duc­tion net­work more se­cure in spite of miss­ing up­dates, the ex­perts rec­om­mend the sys­tem­atic iso­la­tion of in­di­vid­ual net­work seg­ments – for ex­am­ple with the use of the mb­NET­FIX in­dus­trial fire­wall.

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Hardware-based storage of certificates and encryption improve the security of the industrial router mbNET significantly

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