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OPC UA Finds Success in the Gas and Chemical Industry

Technotects partners with RTA using their OPC UA Server Stack, and industry expertise to make it work with Windows CE, improving the speed to market.

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ARCX Wins Automotive Project With Help From Their Friends at RTA

ARCX partners with Real Time Automation who was able to provide a DF/1 source code solution that was ported into ARCX’s multi-threaded Linux environment.

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EtherNet/IP Drives Mining Standards down under: The Landmark project

RTA provides their EIP stack which fast-tracked the development, was clearly easy to implement and could be quickly ported to multiple operating systems.

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The Show Must Go On: RTA Keeps the Bellagio Fountains Running

RTA was able to customize one of their gateways to emulate the defunct drives. In turn, requiring no modifications for either the control software or hardware.

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Modbus Router Enables Remote Monitoring

RTA provides their Modbus Router to easily facilitate the remote monitoring without changing any pre-existing industrial controls and meeting requirements.

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BACnet/IP Gateway Integrates PLC into Building Automation System

Automation Solutions partners with RTA, who offers one of their gateways, allowing BACnet/IP analog and binary properties to access the registers or tags in the A-B PLC.

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Ready Robotics Gets Device Connectivity

RTA provides protocol and Allen-Bradley PLC source code solutions to help connect the robotic system to the devices and control platforms on the factory floor.

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Crane Sentry System Adds Allen-Bradley Connectivity

RTA’s 435NBX gateway was a perfect solution that delivered the measurement values directly to user defined tags in the data table of the Allen-Bradley PLC.

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Information Modeling and the Future of the Factory Floor

Adaptive, responsive and connected manufacturing only happens when there are consistent, standard mechanisms for accessing OT devices and describing data and its metadata characteristics…

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The Control Engineers Guide to Selecting Edge Devices

Effective edge data collection means consistent, standard mechanisms for accessing OT devices, describing data and its meta-data characteristics, and moving that data securely and reliably…

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The Moment Every Control Engineer Has Been Waiting For… USB Connectivity

When any new technology is introduced to the factory floor, it must prove that it can withstand the test of time. Some of the biggest challenges are overcoming common objections related to real-time …

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The Top 10 Myths of Factory Floor IoT

Factory floor IoT is crucial to Smart Manufacturing applications of the future. Be aware of the fables and fiction surrounding it to make good decisions. There are few terms in the history of technology that are so misused, so …

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Smart Manufacturing: 7 Things to Know About Data Collection With OPC UA & MQTT to Be Successful

If one thing is clear going into 2022 and beyond, manufacturers must adopt “Smart Manufacturing” tools and techniques to be globally competitive in the future. Unfortunately, Smart Manufacturing …

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Local Vs. Cloud: Are You Going About Data Logging All Wrong?

There was a time in the not too distant past when data logging meant someone walked around the plant gathering USB sticks from data recorders and transferred the data to Microsoft Excel. Before that, they were walking around the plant with a clipboard …

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Who Wants the Truth about Electronic Controls Outsourcing?

If outsourcing of your electronic controls is not part of your strategic plan, It Should Be. All product manufacturers are under intense pressure to rapidly design, develop, test, certify and produce the next-generation product.

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EtherNet/IP: An Application Layer for Industrial Automation

Built on the standard TCP/IP protocol suite, EIP uses all the traditional Ethernet hardware and software to define an application layer protocol that structures the task of configuring, accessing and controlling industrial automation devices.

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Connecting Rockwell and Siemens Automation Systems

There are really no two bigger names in industrial automation than Siemens and Rockwell. Both are great companies employing vast armies of people and generating thousands of jobs at distributors, systems integrators and …

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PackML Over OPC UA

Manufacturers are now faced with unprecedented strategic challenges in this Cloud-enabled, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence world. Staffing the factory floor, reducing costs, increasing efficiency and productivity and making technology choices are now exceptionally difficult, …

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AB PLC Programmer’s Guide to IoT

In the last 30 years, we’ve had any number of new technologies and products introduced into the automation market. We’ve seen the introduction of the programmable controller replacing relay logic, electronic drives replacing mechanical line shafts and high-speed …

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Modbus in the IoT Era: Collision of Two Worlds

Around the world, in factories large and small, worlds are colliding. The Modbus world, massive and pervasive, is colliding with the even larger, more pervasive Internet of Things (IoT) world. Modbus devices and the data they contain are …

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Add On Profile (AOP)

Rockwell Automation has continuously improved the capabilities of EtherNet/IP EDS (Electronic Data Sheets) and AOPs (Add On Profiles) over the years. This is a very important topic for a lot of device vendors. The device integration of an EtherNet/IP™ device can be really …

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