Barrier-free communication from Zone 0 to the cloud
02 July 2019 | Web Article Number: ME201915057
WITH PC-based control, even distributed systems can be connected with little effort while enabling access to centralised, highly efficient analysis and process control capabilities.
That’s according to Beckhoff Automation which said that its system’s interoperability, openness and integrated support of cloud-based services makes it ideal for implementing connectivity in production environments in line with current Industry 4.0 and IIOT concepts.
“The user benefits across the board – from horizontal integration and vertical integration with connected production systems to consistent engineering over the entire equipment lifespan. The Beckhoff approach realises barrier-free control solutions from Zone 0/20 through to the cloud.”
Beckhoff has a broad portfolio of products for use in hazardous (Ex) areas.