OPC UA over TSN is 18 times faster than existing industrial communication protocols. Yet, we don't currently have any applications that actually require that kind of speed. Does that mean it's overkill? Dietmar Bruckner from B&R explains why a leap in communication performance is a vital step forward for machine builders and system integrators.
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