Tag Archives: Modbus

Open Factory Floor Architectures

At the recent Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI) seminar, Andrew Dugenske, Director of the Factory [...]

OPC UA or a RESTful Interface?

Exactly 40 years ago, the Modicon Corporation birthed Modbus and the manufacturing world has never [...]

Modbus to the Rescue!

I get really irritated with many of these IoT companies. I mean, kick the garbage [...]

EtherCAT vs. EtherNet/IP

EtherCAT and EtherNet/IP are both Ethernet application layer protocols designed to move inputs and outputs [...]

The Top 10 Manufacturing Networks of 2019

Since the first days of Modbus, system designers have been creating new manufacturing networks. Sometimes [...]

REST – It’s Not Like All The Rest!

If you’re an expert on Modbus TCP, EtherNet/IP, PROFINET IO or OPC UA, you’re going [...]

Let’s Talk Security

I have relatives, friends, and some RTA team members who’ve had their identities stolen. It’s [...]

Automate For ROI, Not Technology

I can’t help but snicker when I when I hear the “fear factor” applied to [...]

Modbus Over OPC UA (Part 3)

One of the problems with OPC UA (some would say it’s one the features) is [...]


Over the years, I’ve stated that OPC UA flexibility is both a blessing and a [...]