Hilscher North America, Cirrus Link Solutions and Inductive Automation form an agreement to link industrial automation networking, MQTT middleware, and SCADA technologies to simplify IoT applications for industry.
Manipulate the ADC Series analog to digital converter with your mouse to see the finger-safe field wiring terminals, clearly marked for field installation wiring. The converters mount easily to a DIN rail and connect up to eight 4–20 mA analog sensors to produce a digital signal representing 0–100% of each sensor output.
With help from web-based programs, automation vendors are rolling out new kinds of mobile apps that borrow the best from social media and elsewhere in the consumer space to promote collaboration in industrial settings.
The need for better insight into production, continuous process optimization and mobile access has driven manufacturers to connect their automation systems with their business systems. Despite these advances, and with security concerns mounting, some companies still champion the classic air gap approach.
Though awareness of cybersecurity among manufacturers has increased dramatically over the past five years, a great deal of work remains to be done to ensure the safety of automation systems from internal and external cyber threats.
System integrator RTUdirect replaced long runs of troublesome wiring to remote water treatment drip fields with wireless radios communicating from a base station to remote RTUs powered by solar panels.