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Control as a symbol of Industry 4.0 It must be possible for machine automation solutions to be integrated as decentralized, intelligent islands

Control as a symbol of Industry 4.0

The ever shorter innovation cycles within production technology and the continuously growing demand for flexibility in production are triggers for the increasing saturation of factories with the Internet and the communication technologies associated with it. It must be possible for machine automation solutions such as SystemOne CM by LTI Motion to be integrated as a decentralized intelligent island. Typical control level communication runs via Ethernet-based interfaces such as TCP/IP, PROFINET, Ethernet IP and others. Services such as OPC UA offer the option to connect systems simply and efficiently with one another via standardized communication services. Inside machines, real time bus systems such as EtherCAT are important for the handling of sensors and actuators to guarantee the real time capable data transfer that is necessary for this, e.g. for the motion control of the drives. Control of 4.0 solutions, with additional flexible solutions for machine safety, support manufacturers in the implementation of machine guidelines and the inclusion of networking concepts.