The Industrial Ethernet Networking Guide

The Industrial Ethernet Networking Guide

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Discover the power of industrial Ethernet (or qiEq), an affordable, open, and universal alternative to nearly 230 fieldbus protocols currently available for industrial control! The only book of its kind, The Industrial Ethernet Networking Guide paints an in-depth picture of key iE technologies, components, and functions. Gleaning information from industrial automation and Ethernet technology, the authors show readers how this new technology can be used across the corporate enterprise to enable a wealth of productivity improvements, as well as e-business, supply-chain, and agile/virtual manufacturing solutions. This highly engaging, fast-paced Guide begins by discussing the qEthernet Communication Revolutionq as a new framework for factory-to-business infrastructure, taking into account factors in networking the factory floor, as well as potential benefits and limitations of an iE solution. Subsequent chapters detail how to create an iE control network and enable valuable interconnection solutions, from factory-focused remote monitoring and wireless capabilities to VMI and ERP e-business solutions. This unbiased, factory perspective equips all readers a€“ including plant managers, process control engineers and other IT professionals, senior executives, technical consultants and more a€“ with a common base of knowledge to draw upon when planning their own iE network and solutions.Due to size, controllers and I/O blocks are not shown in the topology diagram, but rather hubs, switches, and other gateway devices. At this scale ... Volkswagen Saxony in Mosel near Zwickau, Germany, manufactures Passat limousines and the Golf IV. The factory ... In July 1999, the millionth VW rolled off the assembly line out of a total of 268, 000 vehicles for the year. ... data packets regarding special requirements, such as engine size and color, are available over the network.

Title:The Industrial Ethernet Networking Guide
Author:Donald J. Sterling, Steven P. Wissler
Publisher:Delmar Pub - 2003


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