Have you considered Ethernet/IP on the plant floor? During the past two decades, many protocols, both open and proprietary, have evolved for factory/plant automation. This has become problematic as industrial protocols are not interoperable, either to each other or to the Industrial Ethernet/IP in front offices. Industrial Ethernet/IP solves this problem. It provides a common platform among various processing equipment, and offers a seamless cross-transfer of critical data between the plant floor and front office.
Industrial Ethernet/IP facilitates the convergence of production, data acquisition, purchasing, quality, logistics, sales and building automation systems on one common infrastructure; improving network efficiency, reducing operational costs and increasing manufacturing productivity. It improves communication between devices, helping streamline critical processes and typical applications which include:
- Monitoring manufacturing operations and processes
- Controlling manufacturing operations and processes locally and remotely
- Data acquisition for ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), production, purchasing, quality, logistics and sales
- Transfer of design files for engineering parameters