Ethernet Control Technology

Technology Articles

Industrial Ethernet

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

Industrial Ethernet News & Features

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.

Smart window onboard ORLYVAL Service SA shuttle. Picture credit: RATP Group

Data communications technology supports passenger train displays

Compact Ethernet switches from Westermo connect innovative LCD train windows displaying passenger information.

Learn More
Automotive Application

Four Ways Time Sensitive Networking Improves Business

Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) is unique and innovative technology that can help companies implement futureproof Industry 4.0 applications by …

Learn More
Designing, deploying and maintaining network infrastructure must include inevitable power disruptions.

Improving network availability while decreasing maintenance

A fully connected operation will only reach its full potential if network availability is assured. The use of …

Learn More
Improved power transparency simplifies energy management and raises the availability of equipment.

System-integrated measurement simplifies power management

A highly efficient power measurement chain provides a range of solutions from the sensor to the cloud. These …

Learn More
Industrial security - worker using laptop computer

Root of Trust in EtherNet/IP devices using CIP Security

CIP Security for EtherNet/IP can assist manufacturers in preventing security breaches. The CIP Security standard requires authentication and …

Learn More
Cyber Vision deployment in manufacturing plants.

Secure collaboration spaces in manufacturing workflows

The combination of security and collaboration platforms paves the way to accelerate engagement of a “community of experts” …

Learn More
Robotics in the Smart Factory

Connectivity in the changing robot industry

Changes in the robotic industry, especially trends toward connectivity, miniaturization and Industry 4.0, led to a partnership between …

Learn More
With seven mirrors and a combined diameter of 25 meters, the Giant Magellan Telescope will represent the next generation of ground-based telescopes when it goes live at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile in 2029.

PC and EtherCAT-based control for Magellan telescope

Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) combines site-wide, real-time connectivity with 3,000 precisely controlled servo axes. The telescope design boasts …

Learn More