Posts tagged as Automation Technical

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 […]

Ethernet and the trend to decentralised control solutions

  The driving force behind progress in industrial automation in the last 20 years has without doubt been the networking of automation products via bus systems. The importance of industrial communication within machines and installations is increasing exponentially, especially in the context of recent Industry 4.0 and internet of things (IoT) discussions. Networking is decentralised […]