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Here’s How to Develop Devices Compatible with Time-Sensitive Networking

Here’s How to Develop Devices Compatible with Time-Sensitive Networking


Thomas Burke, Global Strategic Advisor at CLPA, looks at the latest advances and trends in TSN-compatible industrial communications.

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NEMA Partners with International Trade Administration to Increase U.S. Presence  in IEC-Based Standards and Advanced Manufacturing

NEMA Partners with International Trade Administration to Increase U.S. Presence in IEC-Based Standards and Advanced Manufacturing


NEMA has partnered with the U.S. International Trade Administration (ITA) to host a virtual Advanced Manufacturing Summit. The goals of the summit are to grow U.S. leadership in International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)-based Standards and use more Advanced Manufacturing (AM) systems in newly industrialized countries.

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UniversalAutomation.org Launched to Achieve Multivendor Industrial Control Program Portability

UniversalAutomation.org Launched to Achieve Multivendor Industrial Control Program Portability


This shared-source, not open-source, code is based on the nxtControl IEC 61499 runtime engine code donated by Schneider Electric.

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Here’s How to Develop Devices Compatible with Time-Sensitive Networking

Thomas Burke, Global Strategic Advisor at CLPA, looks at the latest advances and trends in TSN-compatible industrial communications.

NEMA Partners with International Trade Administration to Increase U.S. Presence in IEC-Based Standards and Advanced Manufacturing

NEMA has partnered with the U.S. International Trade Administration (ITA) to host a virtual Advanced Manufacturing Summit. The goals of the summit are to grow U.S. leadership in International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)-based Standards and use more Advanced Manufacturing (AM) systems in newly industrialized countries.

UniversalAutomation.org Launched to Achieve Multivendor Industrial Control Program Portability

This shared-source, not open-source, code is based on the nxtControl IEC 61499 runtime engine code donated by Schneider Electric.

PROFINET Community Stack Simplifies the Integration of TSN Functions

To support the spread and interoperability of PROFINET over TSN, PI has launched a PROFINET community stack project.

Ethernet/IP Network Specification Complete for Ethernet-APL Physical Layer for Process Automation

ODVA announced today that The EtherNet/IP Specification has been enhanced to enable EtherNet/IP networks to support the Ethernet-APL physical layer for process automation.

VDMA Robotics + Automation Published OPC UA for Tightening Systems

In an effort to advance interoperable communication in the Integrated Assembly Solutions industry, the VDMA Robotics + Automation association has published the first OPC UA specification for this application area.

Fuji Oil Company, Ltd. Wins ISA100 Wireless Award

Earlier this year, the ISA100WCI announced that the 2020 award had been presented to Fuji Oil Company, Ltd.

The International Electrotechnical Commission Designates ISA/IEC 62443 as a Horizontal Standard

The International Society of Automation and the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance are proud to announce that the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has officially designated the IEC/ISA 62443 series of standards as “horizontal,” meaning that they are proven to be applicable to a wide range of different industries.

FDT Group Announces Mandatory FDT 3.0 DTM Certification with Release of dtmINSPECTOR5

Accredited FDT Test Sites are now equipped with dtmINSPECTOR5 to automate and streamline testing of new FDT 3.0 WebUI-based DTMs entering the market.

Beamex Inc. Awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Beamex Inc. is proud to announce that it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Ethernet-APL Brings Real-time Communication to the Field in Process Systems

With the new Ethernet-APL communication technology, users in the process industries have gained a strong partner at their side in their quest for higher efficiency and increasing quality. This new form of data transmission will give digitalization a boost in process engineering production environments. Data from all areas of a process system will be connected in a secure and practical manner and made available from a central point. This helps users derive valuable information from vast amounts of data points.

FDT Group Appoints Steve Biegacki as Managing Director

Successor to lead FDT through industry transformation and collaborative evolution.

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