CMTS is NEXT Week!

CMTS is back next week!  Teaming up with Automator, Datalogic, GE, TURCK and some of our other vendors, we will have some cool technology on display during the 4 day show from September 25th-28th 2017. 

Why should you go? From the CMTS website:

"For more than 30 years, the CMTS audience from within Canada’s leading industries including automotive and aerospace have come together to source solutions and knowledge from the global leaders in machine tools and tooling, metalworking, and advanced manufacturing.

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Control System Health - Asset Management

As your fleet of assets grows, maintaining and monitoring those assets becomes not only more important, but more challenging.  What firmware version is the asset on?  Do we have any faults?  How is the asset running and performing?  These are but a few of the questions that plague operators every day.

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Can I combine my safety and non safety I/O?

For safety-related applications, Turck offers IP67 block I/O modules with safe digital inputs and safe universal digital channels that can be used as inputs or outputs. The modules also feature non-safe universal digital channels and IO-Link master ports. This allows connection of standard I/Os and IO-Link devices to an IP67 fieldbus module - in addition to the safety inputs and outputs. Via the IO-Link IO hubs, up to 32 more universal digital signals can be connected

 

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GE EntellEon Power Panel

EntellEon is the new, low voltage power panel from GE, offering innovative features and exceptional versatility to streamline everything from stocking and ordering to assembly and installation. EntelIEon can be installed by a single person up to 24X size interior bus, thanks to its lightweight design. Clean front cover with improved fit and finish for increased component density, connection and operational reliability. When you save time, you can be more profitable.

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How Much Data Do I Really Need to Collect?

Over on the Predix blog there is an interesting article talking about a small project in which one of the developers hooked up his 1966 mustang to Predix in order to do engine management.   It is an interesting tale and a discussion point I have with customers frequently when discussing IIOT and Big Data, which is:

"how much data should I be collecting".  

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