The market demands increased production flexibility and improved operational efficiency. The next wave of automation investments are leveraging Internet Protocol to drive programs that make machinery capable of manufacturing a wider variety of products, deploy production lines with shorter switchover time between finished goods, and develop self-diagnosing plants that run through component failure.
The cost-efficiency characteristic of an open standard gets the early attention. But adopting a standard protocol also serves the profit objective by expanding networking and connectivity options.
Innovation will happend during the lifecycle of today's infrastructure ivestments. See how today's technology mega-trends help inform future-proof network investments
Automation is just one element in a portfolio of plant- and enterprise-level disciplines which, when they converge, exponentially increase production agility and innovation.
Summary of the radio frequency recommendations for EtherNet/IP when used in wireless configurations extracted from a recent Rockwell Automation/Cisco authored white paper
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
Passive networks are limited in the number of devices and how they can be connected. EtherNet/IP features an active infrastructure and supports almost infinite nodes to give flexibility when designing a network or expanding it in the future
It’s not that any one network is too complex, but we have too many different networks. Each network costs more to design, install, and maintain. CIP Motion is one of a set of EtherNet/IP activities to help realize the benefits of Ethernet with IP
Instrumentation can capture and report unprecedented volumes of variables. The challenge lies in unifying the data flow from instrumentation with other devices in process applications, such as drives, controllers and operator workstations
Panduit Introduces No Battery, Maintenance-Free UPS
The Internet of Things is growing – here’s what manufacturers need to know.
OPI enables a unified communication solution in an IP network architecture
Simplifying the exchange of configuration, diagnostic and production data
Panduit Launches Industrial Automation Advisory Services offering.
Handling & storage of components ready for operations
German supplier uses EtherNet/IP & TCP/IP for measurement & safety systems
Italian machine builder offers operator & remote service diagnostic access
Custom microbore tubing spooler machine with EtherNet/IP for motion control
OEM sees EtherNet/IP deliver modularity, faster comms & lower install costs