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Industrial networks keep growing despite challenging times

Market shares 2022 according to HMS Networks – Fieldbus, industrial Ethernet and wireless. Every year, HMS Networks analyses the industrial network market to estimate the distribution of new connected nodes in factory automation. This year’s study shows that the industrial network market is expected to grow by 8% in 2022. Industrial Ethernet still shows the highest growth and now accounts for 66% of all new installed nodes (65% last year). Fieldbuses are at 27% (28) while wireless remains at a 7% market share. PROFINET and EtherNet/IP share first place in the network rankings with 17% market share, but EtherCAT closes in fast, now at 11%. HMS Networks now presents their annual analysis of the industrial network market, focusing on new installed nodes within factory automation globally. As an independent supplier of solutions within Industrial ICT (Information and Communication Technology), HMS has a substantial insight into the industrial network market. The 2022 study includes estimat

Benefits of segmentation using a ProfiHub B5+R in a Motor Control Center (MCC)

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Unplanned downtime and network failures are one of the major triggers of lost productivity, causing delays, unhappy customers, and a loss of revenue. No matter what the industry, if a switch, connector, or network cable should fail, replacing these components represents only a fraction of the costs associated with production downtime. Therefore, reliable network infrastructure is critical to ensuring optimal network performance. Production processes, machinery, and devices in industrial plants are often arranged in a typical line topology, this is also known as a daisy-chained network. A daisy-chained network is used to direct the connection of network nodes where one node of the network is connected to the next node in a line topology. The daisy-chained network has one inherent flaw: if any link between any two devices fails, the entire network will go down. Daisy-chained PROFIBUS DP networks are more susceptible to breakdowns since one faulty device can affect the entire segment

HMS Networks AB (publ) acquires the remaining shares of Procentec B.V.

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  Pieter Barendrecht, CEO of Procentec B.V (left) and Staffan Dahlström, CEO of HMS Networks (right) on site in Rotterdam HMS Industrial Networks AB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HMS Networks AB (publ), has today acquired the remaining 30% of the shares in Procentec B.V. based on pre-determined option conditions. HMS acquired 70% of Procentec on October 1st 2020, and following today’s transaction Procentec will be a wholly-owned subsidiary. The Procentec offering focuses on diagnostics and monitoring of factory networks. Acquiring the remaining shares in Procentec is a natural step for HMS which opens for closer integration of Procentec to realize synergies both in sales and marketing as well as product development. “We are very happy with the development of Procentec and the great work done by the management team and the Procentec employees since joining HMS. I am very pleased with this transaction and excited about our continued journey ahead during which we can explore more synergie
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Continued Growth for Industrial Networks Despite Pandemic Published by HMS on 31 March 2021 Industrial network market shares 2021 according to HMS Networks Every year, HMS Networks carries out a study of the industrial network market to analyse the distribution of new connected nodes in factory automation. This year’s study shows that, despite the Corona pandemic, the industrial network market is expected to grow by 6% in 2021. Industrial Ethernet still shows the highest growth and now has 65% of new installed nodes (64% last year), while field buses are at 28%. Wireless networks continue to climb and are now at 7%. PROFINET passes EtherNet/IP at the top of the network rankings with an 18% market share compared to 17%. Market shares 2021 according to HMS Networks – Fieldbus, industrial Ethernet and wireless. HMS Networks now presents their annual analysis of the industrial network market, focusing on new installed nodes within factory automation globally. As an independent supplier of

A holistic approach to minimising Industrial ICT network-related downtime

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  Do you know how much an hour of downtime costs your business? Unplanned downtime is one of the challenges faced by many industries and it can lead to a significant impact on your bottom line especially in these Covid times. An interruption in your plant may be accompanied by a loss in productivity, disruption of normal operations, and have other negative business implications. Some of these consequences may include lost revenues, scheduling delays, client dissatisfaction, and damage to your brand reputation. Understanding your network vulnerabilities, scheduling regular maintenance, and providing your employees with certified training are effective ways to decrease interruptions. Learn how to minimise downtime and implement proactive maintenance in this article. Plant managers throughout all industries are confronted with the task of ensuring that their assets run at peak capacity throughout their life-cycle. Having the correct maintenance solution in place can help you increase

Emerging ICT benefits for smart, safe, and sustainable industrial systems

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  Information and Communications Technology (ICT) encompasses the various technologies that are used to deploy wireless networks, telecommunication and transmission systems, intelligent building automation, robotics, and network-based control and monitoring systems. The evolution of industry 4.0 has created an economy that is progressively interconnected, and information-based. The contribution of ICT to the growth of businesses is significantly important for sustainable development and to remain competitive in the market. The implementation of ICT enables users to access, store, transmit, and manipulate data in several forms. The value of using this technology can help businesses worldwide to leverage workplace productivity, boost efficiency, reduce operational costs and improve the management of information. This article highlights some of the benefits of applying ICT in your operations. Top 5 ways in which ICT can benefit your business: 1.      Leverage workplace productivit

The impetus of COVID-19 – accelerating adoption of IIOT and related technologies

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A new COVID-19 normality has been forced upon us and highlighted the ways in which technology can compensate for lack of mobility, safety concerns, and related operational and commercial challenges. In fact, COVID-19 has accelerated several digital transformations throughout the world, and businesses that were previously leveraging the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) had an advantage when adjusting to this pandemic. There is a sense that COVID-19 has provided both the impetus and opportunity to better leverage technology and minimise un-necessary travel and time wastage. Rapid developments in information technology are changing the way in which businesses operate especially when in-person contact is restricted. Businesses are recognising the value of remote working and setting up virtual systems to keep their employees and customers safe, engaged, and productive. These days, meetings and interactions are now taking place over online communication platforms such as Zoom and Micros