Category: ControlNet

Allen-Bradley Communication Types and Protocols

As automation continues to grow in manufacturing, new communication protocols will emerge. But many of the ones listed here have been in service for decades and have adapted and evolved into powerful systems fully capable of managing the communication between complex devices in an equally complex environment. The key to any communication protocol will be the assessment of individual needs that include current system constraints, future growth, and the emergence of new and even faster devices communication needs.

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DeviceNet and ControlNet, What’s the Difference?

Industrial automation applications range from straightforward to extremely complex depending on the industry.  For those just beginning their digital transformation, starting simple and then scaling as the value becomes evident is an accepted path.  For others with the technical skillset and IT infrastructure in place, more complicated data needs may dictate a broader and deeper…

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