PROFINET– what do you really know about it? Perhaps just that it’s a protocol– maybe even that it’s a standard Ethernet protocol. Let’s clear up any questions or uncertainties you have about what PROFINET is and why it has one of the largest installed bases of any Industrial Ethernet protocols.
As industrial manufacturing companies looking for solutions knew that first and foremost, they needed greater visibility into their operations– especially real-time visibility. Instead of relying on unsatisfactory communications between machines and applications, they turned to integrating IIoT with their legacy systems.
With more sensors now existing on the planet than people, companies are looking for new ways to reduce latency and increase security in their IIoT data. The answer they’re finding? The “fog.”
It seems that IIoT is disrupting the industrial sector in the best way by guaranteeing these improvements, but the fact is that most companies are not correctly or effectively implementing IIoT. Because IIoT gathers huge amounts of quantitative, largely unstructured data through sensors, your current analytics system is likely to be overwhelmed. Luckily, you just need one key to unlock the treasures that IIoT data has to offer: artificial intelligence (AI).
IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) is how we connect our machines to an infrastructure instead of connecting machines to applications. IIoT has helped manufacturers make such amazing strides in increasing quality control, traceability, sustainability and overall efficiency that it’s even been called our next Industrial Revolution.
SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) J1939 is a protocol and network standard used in a wide range of vehicles and equipment that are powered by diesel engines with electronic controls.
Implementing EtherNet/IP on any device can be intimidating, especially if you have never done so. But don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be! The most crucial part of any EtherNet/IP project is appropriate planning and understanding of the basics.
Network connectivity is accessing, collecting, sharing and utilizing data across your enterprise. It also means communicating with more of your enterprise.
As the Annual ODVA Industry Conference approaches, I’m preparing presentations for the EtherNet/IP Implementors Workshop which will be held in conjunction with the conference. During my presentation work, I was struck by a question that never seems to be well answered: What is the Implementors Workshop and who should attend the meetings?