Networking & Security - Ethernet

Modbus TCP to RTU gateway for Ethernet networks

ICP DAS USA's tGW-735i Modbus TCP to RTU gateway that is designed to allow a Modbus TCP host to... » more

Ethernet-based motion modules and servo drives

Mitsubishi Electric Automation's RD77GF simple motion modules and MR-J4-GF-RJ servo drives are... » more

2016 IIoT Webcast Series: Security for IIoT

Part three of the 2016 IIoT Webcast Series is Security for IIoT. While Industrie 4.0/IIoT enhances...

Top 10 Control Engineering articles, June 11 to July 11: Salary and Career Survey, natural gas flowmeters, binary-coded decimals, more

Articles about the 2016 Salary and Career Survey, natural gas flowmeters, binary-coded decimals and... » more

Microsoft, GE ready to collaborate on IIoT

GE’s Predix operating system to be part of Microsoft’s Azure cloud offering. » more

Time-sensitive networking and Industrial IoT

The future of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is built upon the foundation of... » more

Motion controller designed to control up to 32 drives

Galil Motion Control's DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT master is a 32-axis motion controller with the ability to... » more

Advanced managed switch series for EtherNet/IP networks

Phoenix Contact's Series 7000 advanced managed switches are designed to support the device level... » more

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Industrial Networking: Introduction to Networking

Doug Bell introduces Chris Harris. Networks communicate in several ways including by wire, wireless, and fiber optics. Various standards such as RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 and Ethernet come with the particular device being...

Industrial Networking: Basics of RS-232

The RS-232 standard allows for communication between two devices in either a master-slave or master-master configuration. A master-master configuration does not require the cables to be changed however the hardware needs to...

Industrial Networking: RS-232 Media and Hardware

All types of connectors are found with RS-232 with no set standard, zip links are a solution especially in long distance (up to 50 feet) applications. DTE and DCE devices require different wiring configurations. The device...

Industrial Networking: Networking Protocol Basics

A compatible wiring scheme does not mean two devices can communication with each other, they need the same language. In a network, there must be a device that produces a signal for the network to work, cannot have two slave...

Industrial Networking: Basics of RS-422

The RS-422 standard allows use with up to 11 devices and 4000 feet of wire. The standard is commonly confused with RS-485 and can even work with RS-485 devices. RS-422 is not widely supported. Long-time automation trainer Doug...

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2016 Cybersecurity Study: Six key findings

Respondents to the Control Engineering 2016 Cybersecurity Study... » more

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Cyber Security: Technology Review

A very fast paced look at many types of hardware...

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Which industrial Ethernet protocol is most used in your facility, machines, or installations? (A June CE article looks at networks.)
EtherCAT
EtherNet/IP
Modbus TCP
Powerlink
Profinet
SERCOS
IEC 61850


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Avoid the worst control system ever

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