Networking & Security - Wireless

Capturing value from disruption in manufacturing

Manufacturers can optimize the digital thread and overcome potential barriers, according to Richard... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, June 20-26: Natural gas flowmeters, Salary and Career Survey, partial stroke valve testing, more

Articles about natural gas flowmeters, the 2016 Salary and Career Survey, partial stroke valve... » more

Wireless IO modules with cloud connectivity for environmental and machine monitoring

Advantech's Wise-4000 IoT wireless I/O modules include and RS-485 port, analog, and digital signal... » more

Agreements reached for global adoption of field device integration technology

FieldComm Group announced a series of agreements, contracts, standards and events to accelerate... » more

Students present digital innovations for improving safety, productivity

Students from the Chicago Tech Academy presented digital innovations at the SAP Manufacturing... » more

Natural gas measurement and data management solutions for natural gas utilities

Honeywell Process Solutions' (HPS) integrated portfolio of Industrial Internet of Things... » more

Advice on securing the supply chain

While managing cybersecurity for the supply chain is a challenge, companies can take many steps to... » more

PLC designed for leveraging the IIoT for process applications

Honeywell Process Solutions' (HPS) ControlEdge programmable logic controller (PLC) uses OPC UA... » 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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Cyber Security Research

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

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

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