• Should AI algorithms run on local control systems?

    Should AI algorithms run on local control systems?

    Interview with Dr. Josef Papenfort, TwinCAT Product Manager, about the use of intelligence at the boundary to the cloud, and an effective task division between cloud and edge
  • Cloud-based automation – Technology studies by Huawei and Beckhoff

    Cloud-based automation – Technology studies by Huawei and Beckhoff

    Secure, standards-based data and information exchange – not just in and across devices, machines and services, but also within production lines and between manufacturing facilities – is a core challenge facing Industrie 4.0 and IoT initiatives today. PC-based control, with its open architecture, is an ideal fit when meeting this challenge. Beckhoff, as a technology-driven company, is constantly exploring new avenues with the potential to advance industrial automation – hence the company’s current collaboration with telecom specialist Huawei on switching, routing and 5G mobile communication technology.