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Stay up to date with the latest technical developments and trends within industrial communication and IoT.

By Dr. Jens Jakobsen

5 Questions on 5G In The Factory

Dr. Jens Jakobsen, HMS Labs Development Manager at HMS, discusses the benefits of 5G in the factory and what it will mean for the future.
By Jason Block

Industrial Ethernet Rings Profinet MRP and MRPD

In the second part of our series we will discuss the technologies supported on PROFINet® for creating high availability machine networks.
By HMS Staff Writers

7 International trends in the Industrial Internet of Things in 2019

Our global staff has comprised a list of trends we predict will continue into 2019 in regards to the Industrial Internet of Things.
By Jason Block and Ian Tracy

EtherNet/IP™ using Device Level Ring

In the first part of our Industrial Ethernet Rings series, we will discuss the use of Device Level Ring in conjunction with EtherNet/IP™.

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  • OSIsoft Super Regional Event Highlights and Takeaways

    by Tom McKinney | Aug 27, 2018
    The OSIsoft Super Regional is OSIsoft’s second largest event in North America. This year’s event took place in Washington D.C. and was packed with content to help users expand their understanding of the OSIsoft PI System and its value. Read all the event's highlights and our takeaways now…
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  • The Digital Supply Chain: Major challenges, disruptive technologies and the critical need for connectivity

    by Jason Block | Aug 21, 2018
    What are the major challenges, disruptive technologies and need for connectivity in the Digital Supply Chain? In the first part of this series we focus on how Robotics and Automation in the supply chain are evolving. Read the full article now!
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  • How is the Industrial Internet of Things Impacting the Food Industry?

    by Julia Sheridan and Jason Block | Aug 14, 2018
    The Industrial Internet of Things is the capturing of information from industrial devices and then making them available to IT systems. This information is processed in real time to generate updated data throughout the manufacturing process. With IIoT, leading food companies can regulate temperature, track products throughout the supply chain, and minimize delays. How is the internet of things impacting the food industry, read the full article to learn more!
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  • Simply retrofitting TSN with Anybus communication modules

    by Michael Volz | Jul 23, 2018
    As an alternative to in-house development of a communication interface that enables TSN capability, the Anybus communication modules from HMS can be used. Automation devices with an Anybus slot are easy to retrofit with new technologies such as TSN simply by exchanging the module. Read the full article now!
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  • TSN Integration using Profinet as an example

    by Michael Volz | Jul 19, 2018
    The Profibus User Organisation (PNO) was quick to understand the significance of TSN as a future real-time Ethernet standard and can benefit from the advantages of TSN without changing the Profinet core functions during the transmission of process, alarm and diagnostic data. Read the full article now!
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  • Simply retrofitting TSN

    by Michael Volz | Jul 16, 2018
    TSN (Time Sensitive Networks) will soon become the new base technology for real-time communication and play a significant role in automation technology. For device manufacturers, the challenge of adapting the interface in their automation devices can be solved with ready-to-use embedded solutions from Anybus. Read the full article now!
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  • Communication Solutions For The Factory of The Future: Part 3

    by Michael Volz | Jun 28, 2018
    While cloud communication solutions are today often directly integrated into new plants (greenfield), many existing plants (brownfield) will have to be retrofitted with the solution in the coming years. With products such as eWON Flexy and Anybus CompactCom, solutions are possible! Read more in the final part of our "Factory of the Future" series.
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