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  • Simply retrofitting TSN with Anybus communication modules

    by Michael Volz | Jul 23, 2018
    As an alternative to in-house development of a communication interface that enables TSN capability, the Anybus communication modules from HMS can be used. Automation devices with an Anybus slot are easy to retrofit with new technologies such as TSN simply by exchanging the module. Read the full article now!
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  • TSN Integration using Profinet as an example

    by Michael Volz | Jul 19, 2018
    The Profibus User Organisation (PNO) was quick to understand the significance of TSN as a future real-time Ethernet standard and can benefit from the advantages of TSN without changing the Profinet core functions during the transmission of process, alarm and diagnostic data. Read the full article now!
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  • Simply retrofitting TSN

    by Michael Volz | Jul 16, 2018
    TSN (Time Sensitive Networks) will soon become the new base technology for real-time communication and play a significant role in automation technology. For device manufacturers, the challenge of adapting the interface in their automation devices can be solved with ready-to-use embedded solutions from Anybus. Read the full article now!
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  • Communication Solutions For The Factory of The Future: Part 3

    by Michael Volz | Jun 28, 2018
    While cloud communication solutions are today often directly integrated into new plants (greenfield), many existing plants (brownfield) will have to be retrofitted with the solution in the coming years. With products such as eWON Flexy and Anybus CompactCom, solutions are possible! Read more in the final part of our "Factory of the Future" series.
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  • The Key to Industry 4.0- Takeaways from SPF Americas 2018

    by Julia Sheridan | Jun 28, 2018
    At this year's 2018 Sustainable Performance Forum in Chicago over 500 professionals came together to discuss how to create groundbreaking innovations that can impact the world. Read through our take away's on the key to Industry 4.0!
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  • Communication Solutions For The Factory of the Future: Part 2

    by Michael Volz | Jun 25, 2018
    Cloud communication has a wide range of preconceptions and hurdles - but waiting to adapt this technology early can have consequences. Finding a suitable communication solution for your needs is easier than you think! In our second part of the Factory of the Future series, we answer the question : Is secure really secure? Read the full article now!
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  • Communication Solutions For The Factory of the Future: Part 1

    by Michael Volz | Jun 15, 2018
    While everybody may be talking about the new data-based business models, practical implementation is often lacking. While the data in the cloud certainly allows for added value, new business models are just as conceivable as predictive maintenance. If the collected plant data is correctly prepared, users can optimize processes considerably. In the first part of the Factory of the Future series, we explore some of the benefits of this solution. Read the full article now!
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  • Industrial Ethernet Rings: PROFINet® MRP and MRPD

    by Jason Block | Jun 11, 2018
    In the first part of the Industrial Ethernet Rings series, we discussed the need for simpler machine wiring and how this can be accomplished on EtherNet/IP. In the second part of our series we will discuss the technologies supported on PROFINet® for creating high availability machine networks. Read the full article now!
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  • HMS.HOW- Where we speak technically!

    by Deryck Beliveau | May 30, 2018
    HMS.how is designed to be your central channel in North and South America for receiving online technical support from HMS Support Engineers. See where the idea for the online forum came from and how it has become a place of evolving technical discussions.
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  • How To Achieve Safe Service Through Network Connectivity

    by Jason Block | May 09, 2018
    Whether local or remote, networked machinery makes it easier to service effectively and maintain worker safety. Learn about the two major sources of injury risks when working with industrial machinery and control systems, and how to protect your workers safety. Read the full article now!
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