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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.

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Diagnostics-capable infrastructure components

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Industrial diagnostic switch simplifies system testing

Testing and system debugging Ethernet switches is a significant issue for machine builders. One solution is a switch …

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The Orkla factory in Indre Arna is highly automated and requires reliable communication for applications such as automated transport of raw materials and finished products.

Secure and reliable network switches increase productivity

A state-of-the-art industrial network provides a stable, reliable, and secure communication backbone for all operations at the Orkla …

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Industrial Ethernet Switches Industry Trends

Industrial Ethernet switches and routers are effective building blocks for corporate and manufacturing networks worldwide. In this special …

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Dignified Motors introduces technology to mobility industry

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Signal meets power meets data in miniaturized connectors

The miniaturization of devices has led to a drive toward more compact connector solutions for both power and …

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Data communications technology supports passenger train displays

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

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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 …

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