Plant Automation - Wireless Systems
Turck's TBEN-L Ethernet spanner uses multiprotocol technology and is designed to link multiple Ethernet networks and its master to master data exchange allows programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to exchange data.
The cybersecurity situation for manufacturing is changing as the scale of attacks on the manufacturing sector and proportional loss to businesses has demonstrated the necessity of secure integrated control systems.
Maple Systems' 7-in. HMI5070DL and 9.7-in. HMI5097DXL dual-Ethernet human-machine interfaces (HMIs) has two separate Ethernet networks that offers a connected Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) system while providing security.
Although there are still dozens of industrial fieldbus protocols used in machine automation, Ethernet is starting to become the norm with EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP becoming leading protocols in North America.
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