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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your Easy Remote Access to PLC, HMI, IPC, IP Camera
The eWON Cosy is an industrial VPN router designed to offer easy remote access, across the Internet, to machines and installations on customer sites or in the field. With the eWON Cosy, OEMs and System Integrators can troubleshoot machines remotely without going on site, drastically reducing support costs.
Modular Industrial M2M Router and Data Gateway for unlimited possibilities
The eWON Flexy is the first industrial modular M2M router and data gateway designed for OEMs and system integrators. The flexibility allows a user to link remote devices in an environment where communication technologies are constantly changing. It also allows universal communication with the most varied field equipment, regardless of the protocol used.
Industrial automation systems are undergoing dramatic transformations that require businesses to adopt new strategies for industrial Ethernet. With the transition to Ethernet connected controllers, computers, high speed motion control, cameras and power electronics, new approaches are required because past industrial network practices may no longer apply. Every day, 160,000 new industrial Ethernet nodes are connected (I.H.S. Global/IMS Research). The design, specification, installation and testing of Ethernet cabling systems need closer examination for appropriate network cabling implementation.
When assessing your cabling network topology to determine whether you should use structured cabling or point to point cabling, the primary considerations are your design specs, network longevity, maintainability and installation. These considerations will help you choose the best cabling option for your Ethernet industrial automation application.
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