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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, 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.

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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.

Industry 4.0 Technologies

Technology solutions powering the 4th Industrial Revolution

Industry 4.0 has been a decade in the making but even now the technology is progressing at a …

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An effective TSN network infrastructure addresses solutions for both automation and control networking along with enterprise connectivity to the cloud.

CC-Link update focuses on time-sensitive networking

The Industrial Ethernet Book reached out to CLPA for a general update on CC-Link technology, technical priorities and …

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A modern automation system provides tight integration among various controllers and computing systems, allowing for integrated monitoring and control of the entire plant.

Strategies for modernizing and optimizing legacy DCSs

Plants with an aging DCS will require an upgrade to a modern automation system at some point. Selecting …

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Figure 1. PTP Network

Safeguarding PTP Protocol with Parallel Redundancy Protocol

This article shares a high-level view into PRP, PTP, and how one safeguards the other. The complex nature …

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The power of ERP lies in its ability to provide the data needed to make smart decisions for a business.

What manufacturing looks like with (and without) ERP software

Learn how ERP turns overweight, inefficient manufacturing into a lean, fit and supercharged manufacturing machine. Manufacturing is a …

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There are numerous development methods that are theoretically available to support businesses during the creation of devices with TSN capabilities. (© krystiannawrocki)

Development of TSN devices for automation control

TSN is the future of industrial Ethernet and an enabling technology to support connected industries. To tap into …

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EtherNet/IP Network Portion of ACHEMA Pulse Ethernet-APL Multivendor Demonstration.

Ethernet-APL: the future of process automation connectivity

Competition and cost pressures combined with Industry 4.0 have made device health status, operations analytics and predictive maintenance …

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New standard for PROFINET cables on robots

Ethernet cables have to cope with a lot when used in industrial robots. However, common Ethernet cables have …

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