The RuggedServer RS401 is an industrially hardened, serial device server with an integrated, fully managed Ethernet switch, designed to operate reliably in electrically harsh and climatically demanding environments.
iSeries controllers, panel meters, transmitters and signal conditioners connect directly to an Ethernet network with a standard RJ-45 connector, and can send and receive data in standard TCP/IP packets.
Billed as a new category of industrial Ethernet switch, the EKI-6538 is designed to occupy a space between inexpensive unmanaged switches and expensive fully managed switches.
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The Series PD high-performance temperature and process controller now features EtherNet/IP communications, making the Series PD much easier to integrate in machine and process control applications that include Allen-Bradley PLCs.
Discussions of wireless technologies in manufacturing sometimes take on a religious fervor among adversaries, leaving engineers scratching their collective heads. But indicators of resolution are positive.