To be more responsive to changing market and operational conditions, manufacturers need seamless, secure device and software
connectivity throughout the plant-floor and on to business systems and partners. Convergence drives the consistency that leads
to process efficiencies and cost reductions.
Automation is just one element in a portfolio of plant- and enterprise-level disciplines which, when they converge, exponentially increase production agility and innovation.
Watch the recording of our recent webinar on bridging IT and OT to build a modern and robust industrial network.
As plants become more connected due to the proliferation of IIoT, manufacturers need to train operators and secure their network.
Connected devices and IoT technologies can provide better information flow for better visibility and efficiency across operations. See how automotive manufacturers are taking advantage of network convergence and connectivity.
Once the VLANs and IP addressing schema has been set, the key design decision is how to deploy VLANs into the network infrastructure. This article outlines the step-by-step process to designing a VLAN-based network architecture
Connectivity, training and modern manufacturing settings are just a few assets that can help manufacturers address workforce challenges.
EtherNet/IP helps enable a simple network architecture and supports a converged network architecture to help manufacturers achieve plant-wide optimization.
There are many approaches to segmenting a network. Manufacturing facility networks can be divided by functional sections of the plant floor, product lines, and traffic type; a mixture of all three may be used to minimize VLAN sizes
To stay relevant in the industry, you need to address workforce challenges.
IT and OT overcome the challenges of converging network technology
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Converging disparate networks without damaging resilience and security.
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