Data-Driven Decision Making: Driving the Need for Remote Sensors in Manufacturing

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Too often, manufacturing and Industry 4.0 are described only in terms of greenfield deployments. Unrealistic and expensive descriptions of shiny new factories outfitted with the latest industrial-internet-of-things (IIoT) technologies to deliver transformational insights are not the reality for most...

vNode Automation IoT Gateway Explained (P54)

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In this episode of The Automation Podcast, Diego Mesen Arguedas from Vester Business provides us with an overview of vNode Automation Industrial IoT Gateway: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 426321451 w=750...

How To Register A Thing In AWS IoT

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In our last article we learnt about the architecture of our IoT system, to continue with our series in this article we will learn how to register a “Thing” on AWS IoT, which is required to use IoT services...

IoT Architecture: Allen-Bradley PLCs to Amazon AWS

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In this article, we'll review an example of a complete IoT system based loosely on the system our team recently deployed. If you're new to IoT, you may wish to first read my "How IoT Works" article here. In the...

Getting A-B PLC Data Into A Raspberry Pi

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In my last article I discussed why you might want connect your PLC to a IoT device like a Raspberry Pi, as well as the software we use to accomplish this connection with A-B PLCs (Node-Red with the free...

Connecting PLCs and Sensors to the Cloud

Life would be so easy if there were only one PLC manufacturer, one Communication Protocol, and just one Cloud Solution. Unfortunately, since this is not the case you'll want to find a solution that will cover as many different "constellations"...

How To Connect IoT Devices To PLCs With No Programming Knowledge

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Connecting PLCs to IoT devices like the Raspberry Pi in order to read and write data to a PLC generally requires the programming knowledge needed to develop communication drivers. But in today's article I'll show you how you can connect...

Things To Consider When Planning An IIoT Implementation

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One topic that is taking over many conversations, and decisions involving control integration, is that of the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IoT). This has been expanded to IIoT (Industrial IoT) which some celebrate as a major part of the...

How IOT works

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How IOT works, from an ERP perspective. Definition: Simply put, IOT (Internet Of Things) is a system where machines talk to each other without the need for users to get involved. It's used to provide next-generation automation by identifying the state...