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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 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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  • Cellular, Wi-Fi and Wired Connectivity Solutions for OSIsoft PI System

    by Thomas McKinney | May 04, 2018
    HMS Industrial Networks has introduced cellular, WiFi and wired connectivity solutions for OSIsoft PI System without the need for a PI interface or PI connector. The connectivity solution for the PI Historian leverages the Web API to push data directly to the PI System. Read the entire article now!
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  • Meet Darian Slywka, HMS Networks Channel Sales Manager

    by Julia Sheridan | Apr 17, 2018
    As the Channel Sales Manager for HMS Industrial Networks, Darian Slywka helps provide the resources to enable the channel sales team to be successful with their customers and partners. He supports the team with his energetic personality, background in technology, and excitement by the ever-changing landscape of industrial automation and connectivity. Learn more about Darian now...
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  • HMS Networks sponsors students in the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

    by Julia Sheridan | Apr 11, 2018
    HMS Industrial Networks proudly sponsored University of Idaho students in the Clean Snowmobile Challenge, a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) collegiate design competition. Learn more about the event now!
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  • HMS Technical Services Customer Journey

    by Nick Rainsford and Julia Sheridan | Apr 04, 2018
    When you begin a project with HMS Networks Technical Services team, we provide a streamlined and organized approach to move your project forward. Read through our customer journey process in our latest infographic! 
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  • Fleet Management Integration Challenges

    by Nolan Hartwick | Mar 30, 2018
    Fleet Management has become more prevalent in the lift truck industry over the past few years. These solutions allow companies to capture desired data quicker and more efficiently, though there can be challenges to overcome. Read this article to discover the solutions to three major challenges of integrating a fleet management system.
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