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An Analysis of Ethernet/IP vs. EtherCAT
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An Analysis of Ethernet/IP vs. EtherCAT

Real-time communications are essential in industrial Ethernet applications. A paper evaluates two protocols as possible solutions for real-time control of an electrostatic precipitator.
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Softing's Ken Hoover joins PI North America's Board.
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PI North America Announces New Board Member

Ken Hoover of Softing joins the Board of Directors of the trade organization for Profibus and Profinet industrial networking technologies.
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HART-IP Communicates Over IP-Based Ethernet

The HART Communication Foundation’s latest communication protocol leverages Ethernet capabilities to bring HART device information up to the enterprise level.
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Brains Brewery upgraded of its yeast-handling control process to a Rockwell Automation CompactLogix system and Ethernet connectivity. Source: Prosoft Technology
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Brewery Gains Flexibility, Reduces Downtime with Gateway

Remote I/O-to-Ethernet gateway enables easy replacement of 27-year-old PLCs for a Wales brewery upgrading its yeast-handling control process.
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Industrial Ethernet: Safety over Ethernet
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Industrial Ethernet: Safety over Ethernet

In this second blog post covering highlights from the Profinet panel discussion at this year’s ARC Forum, industry experts weigh in on whether or not safety over Ethernet is ready for prime time.
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Industrial Ethernet: Diagnostics
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Industrial Ethernet: Diagnostics

Shop floor-to-top floor connectivity and wireless enablement often get most of the attention in discussions about industrial Ethernet. At a recent Profinet panel discussion, the core manufacturing operation and commissioning issues related to diagnostics took center stage.
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Ford’s Focus on Control
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Ford’s Focus on Control

Using Profinet and various automation systems to tie its plant floor systems together and connect to IT, Ford lays the groundwork for continuous automation and production advancement.
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Application Profiles Simplify Industrial Networks

Network providers are using profiles to shorten setup time while also focusing on making it easier to lay out networking architectures.
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The Need for Gigabit Cybersecurity
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The Need for Gigabit Cybersecurity

Much of the discussion around gigabit network speeds has focused on high-speed motion control applications.
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Sercos International: Conformance Test Tool

The test tool offers the possibility to automatically test the full CIP Safety on Sercos protocol functionality of a device in order to prove the compliance with the CIP Safety specification.
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