Technology Application Released to Communicate Marking Devices with Ethernet/IP


Marking systems have historically provided a challenge for integrators. While other production equipment can communicate directly with a PLC using EtherNet/IP, marking systems require more time to integrate due to a lack of native PLC compatibility. This paper tells the stories of three companies, each with their own problem to solve, and their search for a better solution to improve these processes: Wanting an easier communication method to speed up integration, correcting the problems derived from the unreliability of serial communication, and switching to a true native solution to replace EtherNet/IP marking systems that didn't work on their floor.

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