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Smart Manufacturing Starts with Data-Driven FDT 3.0 Device Type Managers™ (FDT/DTMs™)

Smart Manufacturing Starts with Data-Driven FDT 3.0 Device Type Managers™ (FDT/DTMs™)


Automation suppliers can innovate device business models with customizable device functions, OPC UA and mobility solutions.

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FDT 3.0 Testing and Certification Opens for Next Generation DTMs

FDT 3.0 Testing and Certification Opens for Next Generation DTMs


Certified DTMs establish interoperability criteria for IIoT and I4.0 applications.

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Improve Operations with Access to Plant-floor Data Using DTM Enhanced HART I/O Modules

Improve Operations with Access to Plant-floor Data Using DTM Enhanced HART I/O Modules


In today’s rapidly changing manufacturing environment, remote access to real-time data and plant performance metrics has never been more important, and it starts (all this information originates on the plant floor) in the field.  

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Smart Manufacturing Starts with Data-Driven FDT 3.0 Device Type Managers™ (FDT/DTMs™)

Automation suppliers can innovate device business models with customizable device functions, OPC UA and mobility solutions.

FDT 3.0 Testing and Certification Opens for Next Generation DTMs

Certified DTMs establish interoperability criteria for IIoT and I4.0 applications.

Improve Operations with Access to Plant-floor Data Using DTM Enhanced HART I/O Modules

In today’s rapidly changing manufacturing environment, remote access to real-time data and plant performance metrics has never been more important, and it starts (all this information originates on the plant floor) in the field.  

Expanding the Horizons of TSN Technology

Protocols provide time-sensitive networking technology with the needed extra application layers for industrial automation applications.

FDT Group and OPC Foundation Release Updated Companion Specification for FDT 3.0

New server-level universal device information model unifies IT/OT data visualization for the enterprise.

Case Study: 'Quick Monitoring by DTM' for Machine Condition Monitoring Applications

DTM provides functions such as graph display, trend display and log acquisition to visually confirm changes in sound levels and frequencies.

FDT 3.0 Platform for Innovation Helps Developers Deliver Apps for Diverse Automation Use Cases

New mobility Apps will benefit both device suppliers and end users by transforming industrial optimization and maintenance strategies.

Five Recommendations for Reliable EtherNet/IP Control Systems

The search for reliable, practical information on building EtherNet/IP subnetworks on Ethernet for factory floor manufacturing systems is over. This article was originally published in the Automation 2021: Control Systems Ebook.

VALTEKSUL Joins FDT Group as Newest Member

Brazilian control valve company to develop DTMs to meet industrial application demand.

Expansions to TSN and Security in PROFINET Specification

PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) is making an active contribution in this area and is committed to comprehensive and practicable standardization of industrial communication, which is continuously evolving in line with progress in implementation, but also with the technologies used.

The OPC UA .Net Standard Toolkit from Softing Adds Support for Machine Builders and PubSub MQTT

Version 2.90 of the OPC UA .NET Standard Toolkits adds the Pub/Sub MQTT protocol to the SDK, support for UMATI NodeSet files, NodesSet2 XML handling, and performance improvements for your next OPC UA development project.

Building OPC UA IIoT Applications with MQTT for Bandwidth Constrained Applications

OPC UA and MQTT are open-source technologies representative of the industrial automation architectural shift toward greater flexibility and interoperability. The OPC UA IIoT Starter Kit combines them so users can create solutions for bandwidth-constrained applications.

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Softing Releases NetXpert XG2 Ethernet Tester with New, High-Performing Hardware Features

Softing Releases NetXpert XG2 Ethernet Tester with New, High-Performing Hardware Features

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TeSys Island–Full Tool Integration into EcoStruxure Control Expert Supporting M580 Controller

TeSys Island–Full Tool Integration into EcoStruxure Control Expert Supporting M580 Controller

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POSITAL Upgrades PROFINET Interface for Absolute Rotary Encoders

POSITAL Upgrades PROFINET Interface for Absolute Rotary Encoders

  • POSITAL - Fraba Inc.
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This ebook covers the best of ISA's IIoT & Smart Manufacturing Conference that was held May 2021. The day-long virtual event brought together end users and experts from around the world to exchange advice and insights on smart manufacturing.

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It's one project, but controls engineers have to know everything from data management techniques to safety system standards. That’s why you’ll find so many useful bits and diverse sources in this edition of AUTOMATION 2021.

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