Automation & Communication
For smart devices, use in the oil industry, for example on an offshore oil platform, represents a real endurance test. The Pepperl+Fuchs brand ECOM Instruments subjected the Visor-Ex® 01, the first system consisting of smart glasses and smartphone certified for use in hazardous areas, to this endurance test during its development phase. The practical test reveals great potential for rollout in future applications.
What comes to mind when you hear the word “app”? WhatsApp? TikTok? Linked-in? Broadening our scope from these examples that deliver entertainment and connection, what can apps do for users in the process industries? Quite simply, an app is an application software that generates benefits for the user - on your mobile device, in the cloud or on a server 'under the desk'. Let’s take a look at three apps for process instrumentation, exploring their different approaches as well as their advantages.
Cloud-based, smart solutions deliver transparent, digital communication. ProMinent’s web-based platform ensures safe monitoring of system statuses and process data in the cloud from any location. This allows operators in various sectors to improve their process reliability and system efficiency.
The DCS has been the link to production information from the plant floor for decades. We interviewed Mark Taft from ABB who gives a review on DCS technology, digital transformation, and sustainable production.
HANNOVER MESSE 2022: Ensuring Security of Supply and Growth in a Dynamically Changing World, While Counteracting Climate Change
The topics to be discussed this year are more relevant than ever. Kay Petermann from IEN D-A-CH interviewed Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chairman of the Managing Board, Deutsche Messe AG, on the comeback of the fair as a live event.
Users in process automation have the most to gain from insight through data from sensors and actuators. This is where the advanced physical layer for Ethernet, short Ethernet-APL comes in, the data highway to the field of process plants. Many questions must be answered when deploying Ethernet-APL for the first time. This article discusses topologies for Ethernet-APL that can be realized with currently available infrastructure components.