Enabling Industry 4.0
Advanced manufacturing industries including medtech are betting on so-called Industry 4.0, which involves automation and data exchange in manufacturing. Think cyber-physical systems, cloud computing and the Internet of Things.
Enter Maxim Integrated with its Pocket IO PLC development platform, a finalist for this year’s Golden Mousetrap Awards in the category of automation and control in industrial network technologies. “The Pocket IO development platform opens up many new pathways to experience the full power of Industry 4.0,” Maxim boasts.
The Pocket IO PLC development platform’s advantages include an ultra-small, compact footprint less than 10 cubic inches, an industrial products composition able to withstand temperatures in the range of –40°C to +125°C, and a small energy signature to increase efficiency. There is no need for a cooling fan.