Networking & Security - Ethernet

Automation president testifies at Congressional subcommittee hearing on advanced robotics

Jeff Burnstein, the president of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) , testified before... » more

Developing security from the inside out

End users and developers have been working on developing their security from the inside out by... » more

Top 10 Control Engineering articles August 13 to September 12: PID control, ladder logic, tablet-based augmented reality, more

Articles about PID control and loop tuning fundamentals, ladder logic, tablet-based augmented... » more

Packaging operation increases by half with planning, wireless, mobility

Cover Story: System integrator upgrades a cherry packaging operation at Prima Frutta, for a 50%... » more

Prima Frutta Linden cherry packing facility: Project and installation technology details

Project and product details follow in a major Industrial Automation Group (IAG) and Prima Frutta... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles August 29 to September 4: Network best practices, control system architecture, PID control, more

Articles about network best practices, control system architectures, PID control and loop tuning... » more

More answers about leveraging network building blocks, industrial Ethernet deployment

Additional answers are available resulting from the Control Engineering webcast: Leveraging Network... » more

Tips for a successful ControlNet system

Even though industrial Ethernet networks are becoming more common, some users still need to... » 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

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Cyber Security: Technology Review

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Poll of the Week

Human-machine interface (HMI) data concentrators (September issue) can:
Provide local information and operation
Secure information
Provide sustainability and availability
Allow for local data manipulation
Store a superset of data locally
Forward consolidated data to the cloud
All of these
None of these


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Avoid the worst control system ever

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