Wireless technology for asset utilisation and operator profitability

  Wireless communications are well-suited for the oil and gas industry, especially given the often remote locations of production facilities, both on- and offshore. In the past, satellites provided producers with high-latency, low-bandwidth communications sufficient for transmitting telemetry data. But they fell short for system automation controls that required much less latency or for fixed […]

Combining communication and power in a single cable

  EtherCAT P technology has become an established global standard. It combines ultra-fast communication with 24 V power for the system and peripherals – and optionally with additional power supply capabilities. One cable automation (OCA) can now be implemented on the field level, enabling the plug-and-play connection of machines and other equipment ranging from 24 […]

Control comes to I/O

  A new field logic controller offers a different take on the edge computing concept by bringing simple logic control to Ethernet I/O blocks. The field logic controllers (FLCs) are programmed via the ARGEE environment, which uses a flow chart system to program the Ethernet I/O blocks via an HTML5-compatible web browser. Edge computing is one […]