Connectivity Solutions for Next Gen Industrial Automation and Control
A hallmark of the flexible factory is the ability to rapidly respond to changing market demands by supporting efficient productivity and reliability under a wide range of operating conditions. Distributed control is a major driver of such responsive manufacturing environments. This distribution of intelligence in electrically demanding harsh environments requires special attention to the design and selection of the interconnect solutions to ensure mechanical and electrical robustness. In rugged environments a corrupted or lost signal can bring an entire production line to a halt.
One area of focus of the webinar will be the connector and cabling challenges for industrial robotics, a catalyst for distributed control. The demand for greater dexterity, precision and mobility in next generation factory-floor robots requires high performance and sophisticated connector solutions.
This webinar will detail the various connector requirements you'll need to consider and provide some insight into the factors to consider when making your connectivity choices: from power and signal integrity, to board and system interconnect robustness, to cost and security.
What you'll learn by attending this webinar:
- Connectivity and cabling trends and challenges for distributed control applications in industrial automation applications
- Critical factors in designing and selecting connector and cabling solutions for factory floor environments, including materials, footprint, and signal speed and integrity.
- Examples of connector and cabling technology designed for next-generation industrial robotics
Carolyn Mathas, Site Editor, Industrial Control DesignLine, UBM Tech
Richard Nass, Brand Director, Design News, UBM Electronics
Dr. Eric Bogatin, Signal Integrity Evangelist, Bogatin Enterprises
Yvonne Lin, Industrial Marketing Manager, Xilinx
Vineet Aggarwal, Group Manager for Embedded Systems Products, National Instruments
Clark Kinnaird, Ph.D, Systems Engineer, Industrial Interface Products, Texas Instruments