Hardware and software developments make preventive maintenance easier, lower costs, reduce parts inventories, and prevent unexpected equipment failures
Industrial network connectivity for devices and machines is key to achieve smart connected factories. HMS Industrial Networks annual study of the industrial network market shows that Industrial Ethernet increases its market share to 64 percent of new installed nodes (59 percent last year), while fieldbuses drop to 30 percent (35).
Turck Canada has announced the addition of the Hybrid Safety Block I/O Module for CIP Safety over EtherNet/IP to its lineup of fieldbus technology products. The hybrid safety concept from Turck combines both safety I/O and general purpose I/O in a single, rugged, on-machine, remote I/O device. The CIP Safety (TBIP) module expands the existing hybrid safety offering, which already includes an option for PROFIsafe over PROFINET.