Aerotech's A3200 MotionPAC is a software-based Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) that is completely integrated with Aerotech's A3200 motion controller to increase programming efficiency, decrease development time and to increase quality.
At Festo's Pack Expo booth was a demonstration of how a Profibus fieldbus node can be connected to a safety network. This allows reliable communication to a pneumatic valve manifold, thus eliminating additional hardware.
To increase small industrial controller flexibility and connect to a wide range of industrial Ethernet systems, the new CX8093 Embedded PC from Beckhoff is equipped with a PROFINET interface and the option to integrate a virtual device.
Smart controllers, skillful manipulation of Big Data, and people power—these are the three legs of the Industrial Internet stool as outlined by GE Intelligent Platforms. And what, pray tell, is this Industrial Internet?