SDS- and LON-Bus modules make the connection to the respective bus system via an SDS- or LON-connector. SDS fieldbus system is based on CAN, and is used in industrial automation. SDS-Bus modules are available as interchangeable I/O modules with four-channel modularity. LON-Bus modules allow the coupling of digital, analog, or serial communication devices, including diagnostic functions, and have their own "controller" or adapter. With this feature, the application can be loaded into any bus module.
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In an age of globalization and rapid changes through scientific progress, two of our societies' (and economies') main concerns are to satisfy the needs and wishes of the individual and to save precious resources. Cloud computing caters to both of these.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.