DIOCOM bus coupling for compact and flexible field bus modules makes it possible to connect a virtually unlimited number of actuators and sensors to different field buses, such as CAN, Interbus-S, Profibus, or SERCOS-Interface. If necessary, up to 11 additional modules with eight I/O channels each can be connected to the basic module with eight I/O channels on a 35-mm rail. After the developer has built a system with the 60-mm-wide standard modules, and tested it, the manufacturer can combine the individual modules.
Last year at Hannover Fair, lots of people were talking about Industry 4.0. This is a concept that seems to have a different name in every region. Iíve been referring to it as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), not to be confused with the plain old Internet of Things (IoT). Others refer to it as the Connected Industry, the smart factory concept, M2M, data extraction, and so on.
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