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Using MQTT Protocol for Smarter Automation

One way to collect IoT data with an edge gateway is by using the existing Ethernet infrastructure. With most devices already communicating on an industrial Ethernet protocol, an edge gateway can gather the data on the same physical Ethernet port, but at a separate software-defined number associated to a network protocol communication.

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Balluff

Smart packaging for confectionery: Creating value with IO-Link

The modular, twin station high-performance fold wrapping machine for chewing gum and chocolate multipacks runs at a cycle rate of 200 pcs./minute to box and then tightly wrap with cellophane small rectangular candies such as chocolate bars and chewing gum sticks. An IO-Link equipped, modular, automatic stacker ensures reliable and efficient delivery of the cardboard packaging.

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Zi-Argus & PACT
Argus

An Australian recycling success story

Australia has set the goal for 70% of plastic packaging to be recycled or composted by 2025, and for unnecessary single-use plastic packaging to be phased out. To help meet this target within this tight deadline, the Australian Government has introduced a grant to support the construction of large-scale plastic recycling projects. 

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Balluff

Why Invest in Smart Manufacturing Practices?

We’re all privy to talks about smart manufacturing, smart factory, machine learning, IIOT, ITOT convergence, and so on, and many manufacturers have already embarked on their smart manufacturing journeys. Let’s take a pause and really think about it… Is it really important or is it a fad? If it is important, then why?

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NORD SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES
IIoT

Drive Solutions for Innovative Solar Technology

Sewage treatment plants consume large amounts of electrical energy and space. It is not possible to cover the area with conventional photovoltaic systems since the settling basins must be accessible from above at any given time for operational reasons.

NORD worked with DHP technology to redefine solar technology and deliver a solution with the PLC integrated in the drive unit, controlled via weather station and an algorithm that allows to manage the sequences independently even in case of incidents, maximising the plant’s operational safety.

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IIoT

Open IIoT Group Launches the Podcast of the Year

As a cohort of some of Australia’s most prominent automation brands, ‘breaking through the jargon’ to make complex smart manufacturing concepts simple, an Open IIoT podcast is a long time coming. As a future-thinking podcast, there could be no better place for a launch than a similarly future-thinking event: the Modern Manufacturing Expo on 20 and 21 September at the Sydney Showgrounds.

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