Tag Archives: DeviceNet

My DeviceNet System is Giving Me Heartburn

During the recent economic downturn, businesses have lost scores of experienced, trained personnel who were very familiar with (among other things) monitoring the health of their DeviceNet System and who may have been responsible for keeping things “up and running”.  Now … Continue reading

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Light it Up! Industrial Stack Lights are old news…

I am seriously excited about the new Smart Light.  It will revolutionize how we automate and interface with people working in the manufacturing environment.  If you didnt watch this video… you need to watch this video. Even if you don’t … Continue reading

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Defining Your Next Network Architecture: Topologies and Global Standard

As many machine builders, OEMs, individual plants, and large corporations decide to move from the “bus” to the “net” (Profibus or DeviceNet to Profinet or EtherNet/IP) they have a chance to look at all the new architectures available and decide on which … Continue reading

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Methods to set IP Addresses in an I/O device – Which is best?

As Industrial Ethernet Networks become more popular in automation applications, the question arises, what is the best method to set an IP Address in an I/O device? Here are a few to consider:

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6 DeviceNet Sins Not to Repeat with EtherNet/IP

Have you ever made the statement, “If I had it all to do over again, I would’ve done it differently”? Well, here’s your chance, many companies are migrating from DeviceNet to EtherNet/IP. You can take this opportunity to do it differently. As a former Allen Bradley Instructor, I have seen enough bad DeviceNet installs to write a book. Here are six topics to consider in your new EtherNet/IP installations…

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