Submitted by scechowski on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 16:36
We would like to set up all our PLCs and Fanuc Robots onto an Ethernet system, and get rid of the old-fashioned hardwired I/O going between all four PLCs and robots. The question came up asking if we would want managed or unmanaged switches.
Submitted by scechowski on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 14:37
We build most of our machines by combining modules, so machine-mount controllers and I/O have been particularly effective because they allow us to test each module separately. But the cost and time required to wire the modules together at our customers’ sites is a concern, and we’re wondering if wireless...
Submitted by scechowski on Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:59
We recently had a member of our LinkedIn group ask other followers a question about assigning IP addresses to remote Ethernet I/O modules. The comment generated some great discussion by other members, who provided helpful suggestions.
Submitted by scechowski on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 13:25
Our printing machines have widely distributed I/O and sensors, and we could save money by connecting some of these points via a wireless network. We hesitate to proceed because we’re not sure where the current wireless standards are headed, and we don’t want to implement a supposed standard that will...