Communication networks are everywhere, deployed behind the scenes and in many instances forgotten. A reliable network design must consider and accommodate many different environments, while maintaining structured flow of data and allowing for future expansion. Designing and deploying according to the TIA-1005-A specification is critical to industrial, harsh and outdoor spaces. Compliant connectivity and cabling can withstand the test of time and outlast their intended useful life cycle of 30+ years.
On January 23rd, Michael Jammal sat down with Chief Editor, Patrick McLaughlin, from Cabling Installation & Maintenance, to present a webinar called Considerations When Applying TIA-1005-A to the Network Infrastructure in Various Harsh Environments.
In this webinar we focused on why it is important to examine this specification and evaluated the connectivity and cabling requirements that support these environments. Also discussed were ways in which you can make sound choices when it comes to deploying a future proof network in industrial, harsh, and outdoor environments. Here’s your chance to watch the on-demand version!
Redefining Harsh Environmental Conditions
By focusing on four basic environmental conditions, TIA-1005-A standards eliminated confusion and gave us a basis for assessing the degree and the severity of the environmental condition and by doing so, redefined the environmental conditions from the office to the industrial floor (or the rest of the world outside the office).
M.I.C.E. provides a method of categorizing the environmental classes for each factory cell or area zone and provides the determination of the level of “hardening” required for the network media, connectors, pathways and enclosures.
Learn more about how to classify each of these elements in the on-demand webinar!
Simplifying Robust Industrial Network Deployment
The urgent need to securely connect the enterprise to the plant floor wired and wireless connection points is driving the need for a robust physical infrastructure that can be deployed rapidly, simply and cost effectively maintained. This integration of IT, OT and IoT demands increased security, ease-of-use, and network management support.
Panduit Industrial Automation Infrastructure solutions adhere to network architectures such as CPwE, providing a reliable end-to-end network physical layer infrastructure—from the enterprise to the edge. Our integrated physical infrastructure building blocks, tools and design services simplify network deployment for better equipment optimization and broader risk management. Panduit is simplifying robust Industrial Network & IoT deployment by providing a reliable end-to-end network architecture – from the edge of the network to the enterprise and back.
View the on-demand webinar to hear how we help simplify robust industrial network deployments!
About the Speaker
Michael Jammal is a Senior Business Development Manager at Panduit. Michael brings more than 25 years of Industrial Automation covering different engineering, sales, and marketing activities at various automation and controls companies, most notably; Rockwell Automation, and Schneider Electric. He has led many product launches, commercial programs and managed commercial relationships with channel partners worldwide. Michael holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management degree, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Michael is fluent in three languages, French, Arabic and English, for relaxation he enjoys painting with oils, acrylics and pastels.