A common struggle facing industrial users is getting a new production line connected to the plant network. One alternative to running cable all over the plant is to connect the equipment to the plant’s existing WiFi network, which is made easy with Phoenix Contact's FL WLAN 1101.
Controls Engineers are often faced with the challenge of getting industrial automation devices from multiple manufacturers to communicate with each other.
Usually the issue stems around devices not knowing the communication "protocol" used (i.e. over serial or Ethernet ports), or there may be no protocol at all and the device just wants a simple string of characters sent to it. Red Lion breaks down the barriers to industrial communication with the Data Station Plus.