Machine-Mount Automation

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In the past, machine builders hardwired the equipment they built using multi-conductor cable and point-to-point wiring between sensed and actuated machine elements and a centralized cabinet-mounted controller. As automation and fieldbus communications evolved, intelligence and control began to migrate from rack-mounted PLCs and I/O to increasingly distributed architectures. Now, automation devices — controllers, smart I/O, wired and wireless networking hardware, and other components — can be mounted on the machine and communicate via networks. Download this white paper to learn how machine–mount automation components enable machine and robot modularization while shortening design, building, debugging and commissioning times, increasing machine reliability and improving machine operation.