Industrial Ethernet

How Industrial Linux enables distributed IIoT applications

March 9, 2020

Distributed IIoT applications require robust, secure operating systems to preprocess mission-critical information before transmitting to the cloud. Capable of addressing development, remote maintenance, data protection and support, Industrial Linux distributions have become popular edge gateway operating systems.

Learn More

Industry 4.0 communications for process automation

March 9, 2020

Digitization is shifting toward the sensor in the era of Industry 4.0 process automation. Implementation of smart sensors that can be integrated anywhere in a complex network allows them to pass on the digital form of recorded physical quantities over the network, versus digitizing analog signals transmitted to a controller.

Learn More

Smart devices leverage PROFINET and OPC UA

January 9, 2020

Smart devices provide operators not only with I/O data but also with a wealth of information about industrial plant operation. Information collected from field devices such as diagnostic data, status information on devices and specific device parameters can also help plan predictive maintenance programs.

Learn More

Network management enables greater network security

January 9, 2020

A modern network management system is an important part of maintaining plant availability in threat situations, as part of defense-in-depth in conjunction with firewalls and other security components. Especially against increasing cyberattacks, a network management system can deliver a decisive advantage.

Learn More

Master-independent diagnostic interface for EtherCAT networks

January 9, 2020

The EtherCAT diagnosis interface provides machine and network diagnostic tools a general purpose, universal interface for EtherCAT networks. Tools can be used without the need to change specific master manufacturer or a vendor-proprietary access protocol for each different master implementation.

Learn More

CAN bus deployment integrates industrial communications

November 12, 2019

CAN Bus provides both high-performance and high-security that can be used for common applications that require strict stability and safety, including the aviation industry, vehicular use, medical instruments, military industry, railways, robotics and critical control systems.

Learn More

Diagnostics for EtherNet/IP industrial control networks

November 12, 2019

The Standard Network Diagnostic Assembly is the first step in adding enhanced diagnostic capabilities to CIP devices. A standard structure provides a consisten set of diagnostic information in devices, with a goal of minimizing the messaging and user programming necessary to get the information to where it’s needed.

Learn More

Plantwide Ethernet architecture boosts performance & uptime

November 12, 2019

Panduit implemented a plant-wide network technology upgrade in its Costa Rica facility to achieve optimized uptime and productivity. A single scalable architecture, using EtherNet/IP standard networking, provided the flexibility, visibility, and efficiency needed to create a competitive manufacturing environment.

Learn More

Building a future-proof data processing solution

November 12, 2019

Developing efficient, reliable, and maintainable data handling as part of an IoT solution presents challenges. System integrators looking to deploy IT solutions in the Industrial IoT world are faced with requirement specifications and customizing these applications to suit specific industrial automation (IA) requirements.

Learn More

Choosing the right plant-level Industrial Ethernet protocol

November 12, 2019

Ethernet dominates industrial automation communications, but users must choose the best industrial protocols for use at various architecture levels. Contextualization is key to transporting raw OT data. Object-orientation promotes consistency and efficiency, and compatibility with the latest programming languages.

Learn More