Summer 2006

IN Summer 2006 Issue

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Industrial Networking magazine is all about the design and implementation of networked systems in industrial environments. From wirless Ethernet to process buses to device networks, Industrial Networking examines how OEMs, discrete manufacturers, and process plants can begin to take full advantage of networked system architectures in their manufacturing environments.

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Articles

  • Wireless system aids smelter process

    Wireless transmitters allow Eramet Marietta to install a cooling monitoring system at its large manganese ferro alloys smelter facility on the Ohio River at a fraction of the cost of a hard-wired equivalent.

  • OPC: Not as bad as it seems

    Urban legends and rumors aside, OPC is becoming much easier to use. But experts suggest that, before you buy an OPC product, due diligence is in order. Always remember to try it before you buy it.

  • Tune out the network noise

    Editor in Chief Joe Feeley brushes aside the propaganda volley surrounding today’s networking environment as just another front in industrial automation’s version of the Hundred Years War.

  • Networking that floats all boats

    The swell of interest in Ethernet and wireless is raising the level of activity for other fieldbuses and networks, and driving cooperation among networking and bus standards groups in industrial automation.

  • A Hub Is Not a Router Is Not a Switch

    Network Performance Relies on a Thorough Understanding of the Capabilities of Hubs, Routers and Switches

  • Web Poll results on embedding wireless in machines
  • Open Standards Doesn't Always Mean Interoperable

    Whom Should You Blame the Next Time You Get Called in the Middle of the Night Because of a Problem That Involves an Open System?

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