The PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation (PNO) certified the netX 90 PROFINET Stack for PROFINET Version 5.3 according to specification v2.35. It has been certified on the netRAPID 90 embedded module for reaching Conformance Class C, Netload Class III, and the optional features Legacy, FSU, and MRP.
With the new cifX in M.2 2230 format Hilscher introduces the smallest multiprotocol PC-card on the automation market. A comprehensive package including all necessary hard- and software components is provided in the scope of delivery. Customers only have to mount, install and connect their application and network connection.
Hilscher is pleased to introduce the detached Real-Time Ethernet network interface AIFX-RE\M12. With M12 instead of RJ45 connection technology, it allows the usage of the leading PC-Card family for industrial communication, cifX, in harsh environments – protection classes up to IP67 can be realized.
Time-sensitive networking (TSN) is intended to enable continuous communication without barriers in the machine and plant engineering of the future. Among the communication protocols, industry experts see OPC UA over TSN as the technology for Industry 4.0 and IIoT.
The protection against cyberattacks has become one of the most important topics in the age of digitalization. Companies have to protect themselves against malicious attacks from the outside. Attackers are smart and learned that corporate IT systems are well protected; however, manufacturing networks are much less well safeguarded. I/O networks are mostly unprotected what can cause e.g. message tampering, communication eavesdropping or unauthorized communication.
netRAPID 90 is the fast and safe alternative to the proprietary development of a slave interface. As a netX90 chip carrier, it is soldered to the motherboard like a standard QFP component in the SMD manufacturing process.
From relevant experiences in high quality wine production and automotive fields, the idea of the CoffeeBOT democase was born in order to show how a production process can be easily implemented in the age of Smart Factories.