With Siemens recently becoming the first company to gain TÜV SÜD certification for the secure system integration of process automation and drive solutions in compliance with IEC 62443-2-4, it is worth remembering the importance of a "defence-in-depth" approach.
Back in February 2016, HARTING first launched its MICA edge computing platform. This robust solution was developed specifically to provide a quick and easy method of implementing digitalisation projects directly at facilities.
When building Ethernet networks for applications in harsh environments it is critical for panels to contain robust data communications equipment that can withstand all the extreme environmental conditions likely to be encountered.
When choosing a drive controller for highly automated process plant and machines, a number of factors should be considered, including functional safety, real time communications, ease of integration, feedback control and stability of the operating environment.
As we move into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, there’s a misconception that robots and automation will replace the traditional workforce.