This practical guide focuses on many of the types of network technology and protocols commonly used in modern automation, CNC machinery and process control systems.
If you work as a technician, “Industrial Network Basics” is valuable resource for understanding the industrial networks seen in today’s manufacturing and industrial settings.
Special emphasis is given to unique characteristics of popular fieldbus protocols and the integration of complementary high speed applications such as FF-HSE, EtherNet/IP and PROFINET. The foremost industrial Ethernet and fieldbus applications are covered, along with details on “smart” I/O blocks, programmable automation controllers, SCADA systems and a wide array of other “intelligent” field devices used in modern DCS environments.
Included in the many topics covered:
•Physical wiring media such as UTP, STP, Coax and Fiber-optic cable/ connectors
•Typical network topologies
•Understanding Bandwidth, Broadband & Baseband
•Decimal, Binary and Hexadecimal conversion
•Understanding the OSI layers
•TCP/IP and other protocols used in both traditional networks and “industrial networks”
•Fieldbus Technologies such as FF-H1, Profibus, DeviceNet and RS-485 networks
•High speed “backbone” applications such as ProfiNet, FF-HSE, EtherNet/IP and Sercos III
•Allen Bradley networks, connectivity, drivers and cable interfaces