EtherCAT provides reliable, deterministic communication through industrial-hardened hardware and unique functional principles. How does EtherCAT work?
Time-sensitive networking (TSN) is a practical option to meet the needs of time-critical applications, create flexibility in network design and plan for the future brought about by Industry 4.0 and IIoT. See five benefits of its use in industrial Ethernet networks.
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High-performance infrastructure, including industrial Ethernet networks, helps with efficient, secure and reliable connections between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems and software. Note the unseen costs of unmanaged switch and transition layer between IT and OT.
A cotton gin facility in Alabama upgraded its industrial network to better manage its increased production while running optimally for long periods of time.
Think Again: Separate efforts aim to extend Ethernet to process and discrete devices. Standards can promote interoperability for devices and software if standards are specific enough.
IZ Systems minimizes equipment footprint and slashes energy requirements 45% by implementing PC-based automation and EtherCAT.
ODVA has published enhancements to The EtherNet/IP Specification, which outline how to integrate devices built to the IO-Link Communication Standard into CIP architectures
Pluggable disconnect terminals for process engineering control systems. HART can help control processes in 3 ways.
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