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Industrial Ethernet

The use of Industrial Ethernet hardware and communication protocols has become the backbone for automation and machine control networks, and connectivity with corporate networks throughout industry. The emergence of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0, and technologies such as Single Pair Ethernet, have solidified Industrial Ethernet's position as a key technology driving digital transformation for smart manufacturing.

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Industrial Ethernet is the use of Ethernet in industry using communication protocols that provide determinism and real-time automation machine control. Protocols for Industrial Ethernet include EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, POWERLINK, SERCOS III, CC-Link IE and Modbus TCP. Industrial Ethernet is also deployed in a wide range of controllers, networking equipment and computers utilizing Ethernet cabling and connectors for automation or process control.

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2023 Factory Automation Connectivity Showcase

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The Ethernet-APL topology and architecture provides key benefits for new potential applications.

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zeroCM® technology reduces interference currents

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Communication and safety challenges facing mobile robots

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