Articles & News on Industrial Computers

Hilscher announces support for PROFINET @ TSN technology

  • December 20, 2018
  • News

The support for PROFINET @ TSN technology will be on its portfolio of netX multiprotocol network controllers. netX is a single-chip ASIC that provides a master and/or slave communication connection to all Industrial Ethernet systems, fieldbuses and Industry 4.0 protocols.

Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and GlobalPlatform announce IIoT liaison

  • December 20, 2018
  • News

Under the agreement, the IIC and GlobalPlatform will work together to align efforts to maximize interoperability, portability, security and privacy for the industrial Internet.

Automation Fair 2018 - Rockwell Automation & PTC Partner for Industrial Digitization Journey

  • December 18, 2018
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com Based on discussions at the Rockwell Automation Fair, this article explores Rockwell Automation and PTC's committment to building out software into an integrated Industrial Digitization solution, in order to fully achieve the goals of Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing.

Chassis Plans announces name change to CP Technologies

  • December 17, 2018
  • News

CP Technologies will continue with its Computer Hardware Solutions but will also be providing OEM solutions along with expanded system integration solutions, Datalinks and services for customers.

On-Premise IIoT for OPC UA

  • December 17, 2018
  • Feature

By Bob McIlvride, Skkynet The IIoT is all about connecting data sources, integrating their data, using it to power analytics, and possibly doing supervisory control on selected equipment or systems. There's no reason that can't be done on-premise.

AAEON partners with AppNeta to enhance performance monitoring solutions

  • December 14, 2018
  • News

As part of this partnership, AppNeta Performance Manager now runs on AAEON’s new hardware platform based on the Intel Denverton series with QAT technology.

CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) announces 22 million devices communicating via CC-Link IE Etherne

  • December 14, 2018
  • News

Having posted an increasing annual growth figure of over 2 million every year for the past four years, the governing body - the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) - is predicting that number will comfortably exceed 24 million sometime during 2018.

CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) announces 22 million devices communicating via CC-Link IE Etherne

  • December 14, 2018
  • News

Having posted an increasing annual growth figure of over 2 million every year for the past four years, the governing body - the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) - is predicting that number will comfortably exceed 24 million sometime during 2018.

A Beginner's PLC Overview, Part 3 of 4: PLC Inputs and Outputs (I/O)

  • by By Stephen Gates, P.E.
  • December 12, 2018
  • Feature

It's time to get a little more specific with what the PLC CPU controls: PLC I/O! This article will discuss discrete I/O, analog I/O and briefly introduce industrial communications protocols.

What is Open Source & Why Should You Care?

  • by Bill Lydon
  • December 10, 2018
  • Feature

Lydon brings more than 10 years of writing and editing expertise to Automation.com, plus more than 25 years of experience designing and applying technology in the automation and controls industry. Lydon started his career as a designer of computer-based machine tool controls; in other positions, he applied programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and process control technology. In addition to working at various large companies (e.g., Sundstrand, Johnson Controls, and Wago), Lydon served a two-year stint as part of a five-person task group, where he designed controls, automation systems, and software for chiller and boiler plant optimization. He was also a product manager for a multimillion-dollar controls and automation product line and president of an industrial control software company.