Other Networks February 7, 2021

Insights on industrial networking

Industrial networking has come a long way and engineers must now choose whether to use a managed or unmanaged switch.

By Jack Smith
Courtesy: Fluke Networks
Ethernet February 6, 2021

How to ensure industrial Ethernet cables meet standards, applications

Strong and reliable industrial Ethernet cables help manufacturing plants simply network architecture, improve cybersecurity and prevent unplanned downtime.

By Mark Mullins
Courtesy: AutomationDirect
Ethernet January 29, 2021

How to choose between managed and unmanaged switches

Industrial automation systems need hardened networking equipment to deliver required performance and cybersecurity, and designers also must consider whether unmanaged switches are sufficient, or if the step up to managed switches is warranted

By Bill Dehner
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Ethernet January 21, 2021

TSN helping pharmaceutical manufacturers improve operations

Time-sensitive networking (TSN)-driven gigabit Ethernet can help pharmaceutical manufacturers improve their operations and regulatory compliance activities.

By Thomas Burke
Courtesy: Breen Machine Automation Services
Ethernet January 19, 2021

What to know about industrial Ethernet versus office Ethernet

Ethernet is growing in popularity, particularly as more people work from home, but there are some important differences between industrial Ethernet and office Ethernet people need to be aware of.

By Jon Breen
Courtesy: PI North America
Automation September 25, 2020

Automated container terminal streamlines U.S. supply chain

The TraPac San Pedro Bay facility in Los Angeles is the first automated container terminal in North America, bringing more goods through the same footprint, with faster truck turn times and a 90% reduction in emissions

By Nelly Ayllon
Courtesy: SDI Systems, Inc.
Industrial PCs September 14, 2020

PC control redefines intralogistics distribution center efficiency

How to move 67,000 garment shuttles, boost efficiency and communicate through EtherCAT

By James Figy
Courtesy: Jeff Miller, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Safety September 14, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles Sept. 7-13, 2020

Articles about preparing for Industry 5.0, wastewater treatment teams searching for COVID-19, EtherCAT, IIoT, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Sept. 7-13, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
Ethernet September 8, 2020

Shuttle system gets smart to meet e-commerce demands

Control system case study: Using EtherCAT and PC control, Swisslog’s shuttle system delivers a data-driven distribution center solution that cuts hardware costs 25% in warehouses.

By James Figy
Courtesy: EtherCAT Technology Group
Ethernet July 6, 2020

Safety over EtherCAT conformance test benefits

The Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE) conformance test is required for manufacturer to prove the safety of a device, and increases reliability, freedom from errors and interoperability of secure communication.

By Christiane Hammel