Rockwell Automation Fair 2019

There is a rapid influx of smart equipment and connected devices that communicate on an industrial Ethernet network which enables manufacturers to understand the performance of machines and processes like never before. Yet equally important to what is connected, is how devices are connected. New technologies enable manufacturers to manage infrastructure, deploy devices and share information in new ways.

Panduit Named Wired Networking Category Leader by Automation World Magazine

Panduit, built on a foundation of innovation with a commitment to deliver excellence in product design and customer satisfaction, was recently recognized by PMMI Media Group’s Automation World Magazine’s 8th Annual Leadership in Automation Awards First Team Honoree list in the Wired Networking category. To view the official press release, click here. Automation professionals were…

Retrofit Solution Connects All Generations of Motor Controlled Centers to Ethernet Based Devices

The risk of downtime and maintenance cost has become a leading pain point for many companies. But, physical network infrastructure solutions including, structure cabling and converged plantwide Ethernet (CPwE), is now part of a retrofit solution that provides the infrastructure required to connect added industrial switches and other smart devices for common Motor Controlled Center (MCC)…

3 Technology Advances Drive IIoT — and its Demand for Real-Time Data

Deploying IIoT generates data that needs to be collected, analyzed, and acted on in real time. What exactly is real time and how does it affect your network’s infrastructure? Panduit’s latest white paper, “What is the Impact of Real-Time Data?”  explains the relationship between process control and real-time data. What is Real Time? The definition…

Connecting in Industrial Automation

Ethernet network cabling in the enterprise is almost exclusively based on structured cabling. Greatly simplifying , structured cabling is based on connecting equipment, e.g. network switch to a personal computer, using solid conductor horizontal cable terminated at both ends with a jack mounted in a patch panel, wall faceplate or similar, and then making the…

Segmenting Networks for Security

Historically, there has been little convergence between manufacturing and enterprise in the plant network. Instead, there are multiple, separate networks – one network may run fieldbus protocol at the device level, another network may run ControlNet protocol for machine-to-machine communications, while a third protocol, such as Ethernet, or a proprietary network, links the machines to…

K.I.S.S. for Better Network Planning and Increased Collaboration

Collaboration between Information Technology (IT) and Operations Technology (OT) is becoming a necessity to design and deploy an industrial network architecture that follows IT best practices for security, high availability, and quality of service. However, skills gaps still exist between IT and OT that can jeopardize effective planning and configuration of the physical and logical network…