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Networking


Bringing you a unique blend of expertise in both the IT and industrial automation spaces, we provide you with a holistic approach to managing your network infrastructure and security throughout the entirety of its lifecycle. Rockwell Automation brings together internal consulting resources with world class partnerships to enhance the suite of product and service offerings. By partnering with Panduit, Cisco, VMware, Microsoft and others, Rockwell Automation becomes a one stop shop for your industrial networking needs, saving your time and offering you one number to call for support.


Rockwell ControlNet Network


The ControlNet? network is an open control network that meets the demands of real-time, high-throughput applications. ControlNet supports controller and controller interlocking and real-time control of I/O, drives, and valves. It also provides control networking in discrete and process applications including high-availability applications. 


Rockwell DeviceNet Network


The DeviceNet? network provides open, device-level control and information networking for simple industrial devices. It supports communication between sensors and actuators and higher-level devices such as programmable controllers and computers. With power and signal in a single cable, it offers simple and cost-effective wiring options. 


Rockwell EtherNet/IP Network


The EtherNet/IP? network provides plant-wide network systems using open, industry-standard networking technologies. It enables real-time control and information in discrete, continuous process, batch, safety, drive, motion, and high availability applications. The EtherNet/IP network connects devices such as motor starters and sensors to controllers and HMI devices on into the enterprise. It supports non-industrial and industrial communications on a common network infrastructure. 


Rockwell Gateway & Linking Devices


We offer a range of Gateway and Linking Devices to seamlessly connect your information or control-level networks with your device-level network to help reduce control device costs by leveraging existing network structures to access data on other networks. Additional linking devices are available through our Encompass? Partners, our third-party product-referencing programs, to quickly locate the products that best solve your application challenges. 


Rockwell IO-Link Technology


IO-Link Technology is a worldwide open-standard protocol that integrates sensors into our Connected Enterprise by connecting the IO-Link enabled device into an IO-Link master module. You can deliver data from the sensor directly into a control system in a very efficient manner. The flexibility of IO-Link capable sensors allows machines to operate more effectively by providing the controller with diagnostics. In addition to product detection, sensors provide detailed and accurate machine health status to improve uptime and increase productivity. 


Rockwell - Other Industrial Networks


We support a variety of other industrial automation networks, providing the flexibility to connect new applications with existing applications on networks such as Data Highway Plus, DH-485, Universal Remote I/O and SERCOS II. We also provide in-chassis connectivity to many other networks through Encompass? Partner products. 


Rockwell Process Instrumentation Networks


Our Process Instrumentation Networks provide communication between process instruments and the process control system. We offer integrated PlantPAx? Process Automation Systems support for instruments on HART and the FOUNDATION? fieldbus. Our Encompass? Partners provide expanded support for Profibus PA, as well as Modbus and other networks. Endress+Hauser and other partners now offer instruments that connect to EtherNet/IP? networks to support this growing trend.