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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. 

Rockwell Automation Security eBook

IT/OT convergence creates new opportunities & new risks emerge. This eBook shows how focus on 3 aspects of an holistic security solution enables companies to manage their threats and build more secure systems

RF Design Recommendations

Summary of the radio frequency recommendations for EtherNet/IP when used in wireless configurations extracted from a recent Rockwell Automation/Cisco authored white paper

How to Design a VLAN Based Network Architecture

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

EtherNet/IP Enables Unrestricted Flow of I/O Data

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

Using EtherNet/IP for Motion Control

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

EtherNet/IP for Process Control

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

VLANs and Subnets - 10 Things You Need to Know

Subnets and VLANs are two concepts that go hand-in-hand. Here are the top 10 things you should know about these critical components of Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) Design and Implementation.

Get the Benefits of Standard Networking Technology

Engineers may implement a system that they’ve been told is “standard” networking technology. But when the system is installed, they find out that it’s actually “standards based” or “semi-proprietary” rather than truly open.

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