As Ethernet increasingly becomes the de facto plant-floor network, interest in extending Ethernet down to the device level is growing.
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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.
A new PMMI market research report looks at the trends and technology advancements that will change the landscape of the food processing industry, highlighting the latest functionality requirements of equipment.
Though oil and gas companies are benefiting from digitalization, some two-thirds of their risk managers are concerned that it has significantly increased cyber risks, according to a survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute.
“Modernization” will be an ongoing automation challenge for years to come, so the faster communications protocols can be standardized, the better. But how do you decide what technologies will best keep standards from becoming a burden to maintain and update.