Fall 2007

IN Fall 2007 Issue

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Industrial Networking magazine is all about the design and implementation of networked systems in industrial environments. From wireless Ethernet to process buses to device networks, Industrial Networking examines how OEMs, discrete manufacturers, and process plants can begin to take full advantage of networked system architectures in their manufacturing environments.

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Articles

  • MIT Team Demonstrates Wireless Power Transfer

    Imagine a future in which wireless power transfer is feasible. A team from MIT’s Department of Physics, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies experimentally demonstrated an important step toward accomplishing this vision of the future.

  • Bits & Bytes

    Emerson Process Management is recognizing customers for innovative applications in manufacturing, and distribution facilities with its Smart Wireless Innovators Contest.

  • Three Big Shows

    National Manufacturing Week, ISA Expo 2007, and Rockwell Automation Fair 2007 Event bring ideas and products together in one place for you to sort through, while you exchange information with your colleagues.

  • Ethernet Alliance Approves Single-Standard Project

    The Ethernet Alliance announced the recent decisions by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 802.3 working group about projects or the next generation of Ethernet technologies.

  • Networking in the Sisterhood

    "What does this look like?” I ask that question a lot to help understand what I’m talking about in automation, control and industrial networking.

  • Fieldbus in Hazardous Areas

    The introduction of digital fieldbus communication networks created a number of new options for installing fieldbus devices in hazardous areas by simplifying implementation of intrinsic safety (IS) systems, thus avoiding the tried-and-true solution of explosion-proof enclosures conduit systems.

  • The Invisible Threat

    Many Users Don’t Trust an Industrial Wireless Network Solution. Some Concerns Are Real. Most Are Ethereal. It’s Important to Know the Differences.

  • How’s Your Conditioning?

    The key to control is accuracy, both in measurement and in signal conditioning. Noise caused by ground loops can cause minor to severe signal degradation.

  • Secure Network Tips

    Emotion and fear lead to poor business decisions. Companies deal with risk every day, and asset managers understand how to prioritize it.

  • Distributed I/O: a User Profile

    A Look at the Functional Requirements, Protection, and Software Preferences for Remote I/O Products

  • Power Plant Goes Wireless Three Ways

    Next-Door-neighbor Power Plants Merge and Install three wireless technologies to Integrate Communications and Control