Courtesy: CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)
Ethernet May 3, 2022

Creating connected industries, technologies with IIoT, Industry 4.0

Seven steps to a smarter factory: Automation vendors want to gain a competitive advantage with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0. Ethernet with time-sensitive networking (TSN) helps.

By Thomas Burke and John Browett
Courtesy: PI North America
Ethernet February 6, 2022

How Profinet over Ethernet-APL brings value to process industries

Enable highly efficient communications to instrumentation in the field with the right mix of technologies.

By Michael Bowne and Profibus & Profinet International (PI) Process Automation Working Group
Courtesy: EtherCAT Technology Group
Ethernet January 13, 2022

What is EtherCAT?

Learn more about the unique functional principle of EtherCAT and how it simplifies implementation for end users while expanding the number of available devices.

By Robert Trask, PE
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Ethernet January 4, 2022

Three criteria for choosing unmanaged Ethernet switches

Ensure all devices and Ethernet nodes in a system are connected so operators receive the critical data they need to maintain operations.

By Control Engineering Europe
Courtesy: Control Engineering
Ethernet December 28, 2021

Single-pair Ethernet expands beyond automotive applications

Single-pair Ethernet (SPE), rated for rugged and harsh environments, is lightweight and more cost effective than four- or eight-wire Ethernet and can enable the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). See industrial communications speed vs. distance table.

By Mark T. Hoske
Through TSN capabilities, robots are working on a project.
Ethernet November 5, 2021

TSN becoming a must-have for manufacturers

Time-sensitive networking (TSN) is shaping the future of industrial network technology through convergence, process transparency and next-level communications.

By Thomas Burke
Courtesy: PI North America
Ethernet September 15, 2021

Digitalization with TSN, functional safety, edge computing, APL Ethernet, 5G

Industrial digitalization can involve many hardware, software and networking technologies, including these five.

By PI North America
Courtesy: Cynalytica
Ethernet August 28, 2021

How serial-to-Ethernet converters help attackers breach cyber-physical assets

Serial-to-Ethernet converters provide ICS operators with a cost effective and easy-to-use solution to achieve operational efficiency, but they also present malicious threat actors with a gateway to high-risk cyber-physical devices.

By Cynalytica
Courtesy: University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL).
Ethernet August 27, 2021

Power over Ethernet benefits, applications and certifications

Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology has been around nearly 20 years, but there’s still confusion about what it can and can’t do for end users and what the certifications mean.

By Craig Chabot
Courtesy: Fluke, New Products for Engineers Database
Ethernet August 19, 2021

Testing the physical infrastructure with industrial Ethernet

The role of Ethernet continues to expand, supporting the high speed transfer of data and certification will play a larger role in this expansion.

By Mark Mullins