Cabling is the cause of more than half of Industrial Ethernet failures, but with the right tools you can troubleshoot or even prevent them. Join us for a 15-minute discussion of testing IE cabling followed up by a short question and answer session. Learn more about Industrial Ethernet by visiting our resource page.
Cabling is the number one cause of Industrial Ethernet problems. This new flyer from Fluke Networks shows how you can find cabling problems in just four seconds.
Industrial Ethernet is very sensitive to delays caused by dropped or damaged data frames (sometimes called packets). Just a few dropped or damaged packets can cause a machine to shut down. These problems are often intermittent and can be caused by harsh industrial environments.
Selecting appropriate media for a robust and reliable industrial Ethernet network is imperative. Three viable media types can be used: optical fiber, balanced twisted pair and wireless. This article addresses the different characteristics of each medium and helps to identify the correct choice for the industrial environment and its specific applications.
A recent technical application guide composed by Cisco, Panduit and Rockwell Automation describes how “Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) is the underlying architecture that provides standard network services for control and information disciplines, devices, and equipment found in modern industrial automation and control system (IACS) applications.”
If you’re working with Industrial Ethernet, you should know that cabling is by far the number one cause of failures. Watch this webinar replay to learn how to prevent and troubleshoot cabling.
This webinar replay reviews twisted pair cabling standards, cabling issues and testers for pre-deployment and troubleshooting.
The value of the global industrial Ethernet market is set to grow from its current state of more than $25 billion to over $70 billion by 2025 according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.. The increased level of IIoT adoption among the manufacturing and automotive sectors is driving much of this growth.
TIA’s TR-42.9 Committee has issued a call for interest for document TIA-1005-A titled Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard For Industrial Premises.This standard specifies telecommunications cabling to support industrial premises applications such as voice, data, text, video, industrial and building controls, security, fire alarm and imaging while allowing for exposure to the wide range of environmental conditions expected in industrial premises such as temperature, humidity, electrical noise, shock, vibration, corrosive gases, dust and liquids.
The use of Ethernet for industrial automation applications is on the rise and is rapidly displacing traditional Fieldbus protocols that are more complex, often proprietary and have limited distance and performance. In fact, Industrial Ethernet is now bigger than traditional Fieldbus and growing at an annual rate nearly four times that of Fieldbuses. Download this White Paper from Fluke Networks to learn more.
Softing acquires Phoenix Digital Corporation, a provider of secure industrial fiber-optic communications products for high availability industrial networking sites. The fiber-optic modules eliminate the need for typical Ethernet networking hardware when connecting PLC to PLC, and when connecting PLCs to smart field devices simplifies connectivity, nearly eliminates setup and maintenance and drastically improves network robustness.