Connecting the Factories of Tomorrow—Today [White Paper]
In this digital age, technological developments are transforming industrial automation, bringing us one step closer to Industry 4.0. In fact, many electromechanical components have already become smart, bringing IOT functionality, data processing and diagnostic capabilities to the field level. Take the Festo VTEM Motion Terminal. It’s the first valve that makes pneumatic functions available through motion apps, improving manufacturing flexibility and reducing system complexity. To speed up component integration, IOT gateways let you connect drives and other components with ease, providing visibility into speed, voltage and other parameters. What’s more, many valve terminals are now compatible with open interface standards like OPC UA, enabling seamless communication and data exchange between front-end devices, controllers and the cloud. To learn more about developments in this last mile of IOT development, download our white paper.