Industry News

Independent study by Control Engineering on the use of variable speed drives

The all in one Graphic Panel, Controller, and I/O within a single package

The all new variable speed drive for pumps, fans, and blowers

Industrial Ethernet Gains Ground

Explosive Growth for Industrial Fiber Optics

OPC DX is here - a possible end to the fieldbus wars


Ethernet has created a race among network-savvy companies and open standards organizations. The contestants are scurrying to become the Ethernet-solutions provider. For the most part, engineers are taking existing protocols and bundling them with TCP/IP. Such a union has created widely varying results, from the Modbus/TCP specification, Profibus over Ethernet and EtherNet/IP. It has also created confusion. (From www.odva.org)

Links to Indsutrial Ethernet Protocols
EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP/IP, and PROFINet

EtherNet/IP Support Group
Modbus TCP/IP Support Group
Profibus support Group