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For your industrial systems to join the IIoT, they’re going to need a digital twin.
Maintenance technology and standards have come a long way over the past several decades.
They started with reactive maintenance, where operators would wait for a component in a system to fail and then perform maintenance, replacing the broken part with a new one.
In several previous posts we talked about some of the software technologies automation professionals should put on their radar in preparation for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications.
This split complicated application development, because it required having two sets of software developer talents—or even two separate software developers or teams—one for client-side and one for server-side application development.
Using a USB-to-serial converter and Node-RED software (included in the GROOV AR1), you can connect RS‑232, RS‑485, or RS‑422 serial devices (2‑wire or 4‑wire) to the groov Box.
If you use pipes in your groov operator interface, you'll appreciate these new images: pipes, elbows, junctions, simple tanks, pumps, valves, meters, and more.
The images are designed so their parts will line up even when scaled.
All water/wastewater operations have to be strictly monitored and their data stored for reference, no matter the size of the district.
Opto 22 SNAP PAC controllers and brains both have two Ethernet network interfaces—pretty handy. But do you use them the same way? That's the question we'll answer in this tech tip.
Most devices used on an Ethernet network have one network interface with an RJ-45 connector. But SNAP PAC controllers and EB brains each have two interfaces—two RJ-45 connectors.
However, the two interfaces on controllers and brains are designed for different uses.
As the IIoT continues its widespread adoption, a lot of new IT technologies are quickly being adopted by the industrial automation and process control industries. More and more, industrial assets are becoming Internet enabled and being connected to other digital systems.
One of the technologies that’s enabling the IIoT is secure digital communication. And to establish that secure communication, you need to have an authority you can trust that can validate the indentity of devices on a network and on the Internet. You have to trust that the encrypted connection you're using is actually connected to the device you want to talk to, and not to some rogue node trying to breach your network and steal your information.
That’s where Certificate Authorities come into play in the IIoT.