Single Pair Ethernet connector standard published by IEC

Panduit is pleased to announce the approval of the IEC 63171-1 (Variant 1) Single Pair Ethernet connector style by ISO IEC SC48B, the standards body that helps with international standardization of low voltage connectors. This newly standardized Single Pair Ethernet connector design will be key to supporting the explosion of Ethernet connectivity into edge devices…

Considerations When Applying TIA-1005-A to the Network Infrastructure in Various Harsh Environments

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…

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.

Delivering a Tasty Recipe for Productivity

Noosa yoghurt’s one-of-a-kind authentic Australian recipe was dominating the flourishing yogurt industry. The company’s strong dedication to delivering a quality food product to yogurt consumers in new and different ways propelled it to invest in a $5 million plant upgrade in 2015. As anticipated, this upgrade to their network infrastructure increased production and nationwide awareness…

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…

Connect the Unconnected Reliably

Many of us have had to deal with harsh winter conditions in the US over the last couple months which sometimes requires working from home. With mobile devices and high speed internet, our connections to co-workers and plants can continue in spite of adverse conditions. For today’s manufacturing plants, the amount of connected people, plants,…