Networking & Security - Ethernet

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

Ethernet spanner with multiprotocol technology

Turck's TBEN-L Ethernet spanner uses multiprotocol technology and is designed to link multiple... » more

HMI touchscreen series with built-in Ethernet communications

Omega's NS Series of touchscreen human-machine interfaces (HMIs) feature built-in Ethernet... » more

Dual-Ethernet HMIs with IIoT capability, enhanced security

Maple Systems' 7-in. HMI5070DL and 9.7-in. HMI5097DXL dual-Ethernet human-machine interfaces (HMIs)... » more

Ethernet as a leading machine automation protocol

Although there are still dozens of industrial fieldbus protocols used in machine automation,... » more

China Industry Internet Conference 2016

Control Engineering China and Plant Engineering China are hosting an IIoT conference in Shenzhen on... » more

Delivering an executable manufacturing strategy for process industries

A manufacturing strategy offers a structured approach to decision-making facilitating economic... » 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

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Avoid the worst control system ever

Automation System Integration Blog: Nobody wants to get a screaming... » more

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