ControlNet's high-speed, high-throughput open architecture proves ideal for Remote I/O. Configured with a redundant network reduces the possibility of SPOF.
DeviceNet, an open, device-level network, specializes in simpler devices than ControlNet. Ideal for Motor Control Centers, (MCC's), DeviceNet features an easy network topology which allows for fast installation, simplified troubleshooting, and increased flexibility.
EtherNet/IP, a plant-wide network system, utlizes industry-standard network architechture and standards while remaining open and supporting non-industrial communications. It operates real-time control and information in discrete, continuous process, batch, safety, drive, motion, and high availability applications. Network design allows for simple redundancy while eliminating concerns over single point of failure (SPOF).
HART Communication Protocol
Utilizing the simple 4-20mA sensor media, HART protocol allows for extensive data and system monitoring without rewiring a plant. Many PLC manufacturers support native communications to facilitate simpler, cheaper network architecture.
iCAD services, maintains, and upgrades a wide varitey of older, obsolete networks, such as DH+, DH-485, and Universal Remote I/O.
Modbus RTU and TCP/IP
This serial network, which works for simple older networks/devices, features open architecture and simplified network media. TCP/IP allows for Ethernet/IP speed and data handling with a simplfied Modbus architecture.
Profibus (Process Field Bus)
Profibus, the network standard for field bus communication in automation technology, features real time transmission capabilities, flexible network technologies, advanced data access procedures, good diagnostic concepts and proven configuration mechanisms. Most common, the Profibus DP version, operates sensors and actuators via a centralized controller in production automation applications. This high-speed solution is applicable on control systems and is largely used in critical time controls.
This newest industrial communications solution utilizes IEEE802.11n for improved resiliency/redundancy in industrial environments.