Whether you’re a process or plant engineer, a technician, or an electrician, if you work in an Industrial Ethernet environment, you’ve got to be an expert in a wide array of areas. When the line is down, the priority is a quick fix to get it back up and running. Sometimes these “temporary” quick fixes are put into place and forgotten until the next time the line goes down, and then you are left to fix the “fix.” Learn the twelve common Industrial Ethernet mistakes, so you can avoid them going forward.
Delay happens for all signals across all cable types, and propagation delay is the amount of time it takes for a transmitted signal to be received at the other end of the link or channel. The propagation delay in a twisted-pair copper cabling such as Category 6 or 6A is related to the nominal velocity of propagation (NVP), as well as the length of the cable and the operating frequency. You might remember from our previous blog on reading the top of a LinkWare™ report that NVP is used by your tester to calculate the length of the cable.
Fluke Networks demonstrated a prototype single pair Ethernet (SPE) adapter for its DSX-8000 at the Rockwell Automation Show. SPE is making waves in the industrial-automation world as a potential replacement for fieldbus architectures. The adapter is being made in very limited quantities and is currently only available to industrial automation and cabling manufacturers for their use in labs but has been released with the expectation that SPE will become widely adopted.
Fluke Networks has announced testing capabilities to support Anixter’s Utility Grade (UTG) Infrastructure, a new technology platform, assurance program and design approach that redefines the infrastructure layer to support building subsystems, technologies and applications. The new test limits allow users of the DSX CableAnalyzer Series to certify the performance of installed cabling infrastructure to qualify for Anixter’s ten- and twenty-year UTG warranties.
A photo wrap up of the 2019 Fall BICSI Conference.
More than half of Industrial Ethernet problems can be traced to cabling. Testing cables when installed can speed the startup process and prevent problems in the future. This webinar co-hosted by Fluke and Panduit reviews twisted pair cabling standards, cabling issues and testers for pre-deployment and troubleshooting.
In the ninth episode our Cabling Professor series, Christian Schillab discusses the testing of Modular Plug Terminated Links (MPTL).
Make sure you’re following the “6 Steps of the Right Fiber Certification Process” to make sure you guarantee jobs are completed right the first time, avoiding costly rework. Order your free poster from Fluke.
Anixter has unveiled its new Utility Grade INFRASTRUCTURE platform. The new technology platform, assurance program and design approach redefines the infrastructure layer to support building subsystems, technologies and applications. Developed alongside the leading network infrastructure manufacturers, Belden, CommScope and Fluke Networks, and third-party tested and verified by UL, Anixter’s UTG program will offer UTG-rated cabling solutions and provide the foundation that will unlock the potential of the next generation of buildings to maximize ROI and enhance user experience.