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Connectivity

Connectors collide: Adapting between M12s and Deutsch DTs in heavy equipment applications

Connectors collide: Adapting between M12s and Deutsch DTs in heavy equipment applications

Heavy equipment OEMs continue to adapt state-of-the-art sensor, actuator, and motor technologies into their products to take advantage of an ever-increasing networked, precise, and analytical world. To support these needs, connector manufacturers will continue to introduce new connector innovations, like the new M12/DT adapter.

Power wiring made easy

Power wiring made easy

New high-current terminals allow for easy, fast, and safe connections with large cable cross-sections.

SPE in industrial applications

SPE in industrial applications

Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) is the future of industrial communications. The key features of SPE are readily mentioned: range of up to 1000 meters, high data transmission rates over twisted pair, miniaturization at the device level and in the field, and – last but not least – significant cost savings. These aspects present many advantages and provide further support for the extensive and future-proof use of SPE.

Factory Automation

Creating failure tolerance with redundancy in 24 V DC systems

Creating failure tolerance with redundancy in 24 V DC systems

Failure tolerance is an important design criterion for any automation system. In cases where losing power can have serious physical or financial repercussions, redundancy becomes necessary. While the word redundant strictly means “exceeding what is necessary,” in power systems, redundancy increases reliability.

Differences between IPCs and HMIs

Differences between IPCs and HMIs

This white paper explores the main differences between industrial PCs (IPC) and human machine interfaces (HMI) and points out which criteria you need to consider before equipping a new machine with one or the other.

IIoT

5 things to consider before implementing a UPS

5 things to consider before implementing a UPS

Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) solutions can prevent PCs or controllers in critical IIoT control systems from crashing. This paper will help readers understand the basics of choosing and implementing the right UPS for their application.

Energy monitoring in an IIoT world: Application, concepts, and integration

Energy monitoring in an IIoT world: Application, concepts, and integration

The promises of smart factories that can reduce energy consumption and boost uptime are firmly rooted in monitoring and collecting data on equipment of all types. However, looking at energy monitoring only as a tool to reduce energy consumption leaves a lot of additional cost-saving opportunities on the table. Monitoring enables operational improvements from several angles.

How to preserve network bandwidth with IIoT edge IPCs

How to preserve network bandwidth with IIoT edge IPCs

With IIoT in full swing, the deployment of edge IPCs has already started. Companies need to meet stricter regulations for monitoring and collecting data in the future, so the number of such devices will grow even further as more edge applications are deployed.

Power

Where to install SPD types 1-2-3 in accordance with UL 1449

Where to install SPD types 1-2-3 in accordance with UL 1449

Type 1, 2, and 3 surge protective devices (SPDs) are UL Listed SPDs that can be installed as standalone suppressors within their specified application locations. This paper explains where to install each type.

Fundamentals of overcurrent protection

Fundamentals of overcurrent protection

Overcurrent protection is selected based on the nominal voltage, nominal current, and, if required, the starting current of an end device. The expected error situation –short circuit or overload – then determines the appropriate shutdown behavior.

Process Automation

Using Matlab Simulink and PLCnext Technology in the process industry

Using Matlab Simulink and PLCnext Technology in the process industry

In spite of digitalization and Industry 4.0, the control systems of process plants remain technically complex, even when broken down into their smaller elements. But the right tools, such as the combination of the tried-and-trusted Matlab Simulink software and advanced PLC technology, can help manage the complexity.