The demo features several of Maxim’s adaptive manufacturing technologies, including the new Go-IO industrial internet of things (IIoT) reference design. Go-IO IIoT uses Maxim’s third-generation industrial automation chipset with 12 integrated ICs, 17 IOs supporting multiple digital IO configurations, a 4-channel IO-Link master for a universal IO interface to both analogue and digital sensors and a 25Mbps isolated RS-485 communications channel.
The football factory demo replicates an Industry 4.0 factory that is locally controlled by a PLC driving intelligent sensors, which enables real-time decision-making to optimise productivity. The small, distributed PLC network and IO-Link-enabled sensors allow assembly line changes at a local level in real time.
The assembly line is controlled wirelessly by an iPad app.