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When Do You Need an Industrial Ethernet Solution?
Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

Posted by: Industrial IT Team on April 24, 2012

In some environments, networking products are placed in clean air conditioned offices, where installers often give less thought to hardening characteristics of switches, routers, and the cables used to connect them. But, other environments are less “pristine”. Here, industrial communications and control networks are expected to operate consistently and reliably under extreme conditions, such as electromagnetic interference (EMI), high operating temperatures, ambient outdoor temperatures, power/voltage fluctuations, machine vibration, mechanical hazards and more.

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ABB Automation and Power World Conference and Exposition Exceeds Our Expectations
Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

Posted by: Chris Long on April 24, 2012

The ABB Automation and Power World conference and exposition kicked off on Monday, April 23rd at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston,Texas. Within the first three hours of opening, we had soared past all previous show attendance levels. We are presenting end-to-end Ethernet solutions ranging from Hirschmann Industrial Ethernet switches, Lumberg Automation EtherNet/IP IO devices, to Ethernet bonded-twisted pair cable assemblies.

In particular, customers are expressing strong interest in Hirschmann’s new Modular Industrial Patch Panel as a cost savings opportunity for both fiber and copper cable management and distribution. The EtherNet/IP IO blocks and the LioN-Link distributed I/O system from Lumberg Automation gained traction as customers coming from the ABB Automation and Control Technologies arena were provided a live demonstration on how these products reduce cost and improve efficiency for Robotic and Assembly applications.

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When Do You Need an Industrial Ethernet Solution? – Part 2
Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

Posted by: Industrial IT Team on May 01, 2012

Networking safety, uptime and control should be key factors in selecting networking cabling and hardware components such as switches and routers. 'Industry' is a broad term encompassing a multitude of diverse operations — from discrete manufacturing of every kind, to processing of foods and beverages, pulp and paper, chemicals, oil/gas and petrochemicals, to commercial and government sites such as power generation plants, wind energy farms, water and wastewater treatment facilities, airports and transportation hubs, military bases, ships and shipyards, rail yards, tunnels, dams and bridges.

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Achieving Next Gen Connectivity with Industrial Ethernet
Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

Posted by: Industrial IT Team on July 03, 2012

This blog post was contributed by Mary Peters, a marketing intern for our industrial networking solutions division.

Did you know that almost every plant floor today has Ethernet incorporated in their infrastructure on some level? In fact, Ethernet is fast approaching becoming the principal infrastructure for industrial automation and control applications.

Applying industrial Ethernet to your infrastructure in a way that fits your application, including utilizing wireless appropriately, can truly transform your facility and provide unanticipated benefits.

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Achieving Next Gen Connectivity with Industrial Ethernet – Revisited with Wireless
Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

Posted by: Industrial IT Team on August 07, 2012

Last month, in Part 1 of this topic, we discussed how applying industrial Ethernet can truly transform your facility and provide unanticipated benefits.

Wireless technologies are thriving on the plant floor for a number of reasons, but two key criteria include improved safety and security and lower costs. Security concerns initially associated with wireless have been dispelled or at least diminished. Standards development for wireless systems has caught up with conventional Ethernet with the development and expansion of IEEE 802.11. The standard governs wireless LAN communications and has helped advance the security of Ethernet wireless systems, some say even beyond that of hard-wired systems. New products such as the BAT300-Rail series with three transmission/reception antennas are now better able to receive signals being sent over the industrial network.

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On-Demand Webinar: Designing Reliable Industrial Ethernet Infrastructures Made Easy
Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

Posted by: Michelle Foster on August 16, 2012

Mike Miclot, vice president of marketing for our Industrial Solutions Division and Brian Oulton, director of marketing for our industrial vertical, conducted a webinar yesterday sponsored by Automation World.

If you didn't get to see it, never fear! We have it on-demand.

The guys go through practical steps to designing a complete industrial Ethernet infrastructure – from the cable to the switch.

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GarrettCom DX940 Routers with Cellular at Southern Power District (SPD)
Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

Posted by: Industrial IT Team on August 22, 2012

Southern Power District (SPD) is a publicly-owned electric distribution system providing electricity and related services to customers in south central Nebraska. Southern operates over 6,900 miles of distribution lines that are served by 73 substations located throughout the District’s 4,028 square mile service area.

SPD was looking to improve improve the management of electrical load data through the implementation of substation Nexus meters as well as advanced substation networking equipment. SPD wanted to replace a radio based system that had been experiencing significant interruptions during high load periods. These interruptions frustrated the decision-making process for electrical load management, as well as delayed system status information.

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We Now Offer a New Industrial Network Certification Program
Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

Posted by: Industrial IT Team on October 08, 2012

Belden has just announced the new Belden Industrial Network Certification Program. So, what makes this program different and better than other certification programs?

Unlike other certification programs that certify people, the new Belden program certifies end-user industrial networks. Also, unlike other programs, we are able to offer a complete network infrastructure including switches, cables, connectors and security. We will partner with industrial network solution providers to design, install, configure and test companies’ new or expanded industrial Ethernet infrastructures.

The certification assures the network was a.) designed, installed and tested by well- trained, authorized program partners; and b.) meets Belden’s industrial standards and uses the best Belden, Hirschmann, Tofino, GarrettCom and Lumberg products for the job. Ultimately, the network design and post-installation test will be reviewed and approved by Belden’s own experts. The end result is that customers will get a Belden certified industrial network that is designed with future expansion in mind. Integrators get training, customers, and the ability to promote the value of the program with Belden’s program logo.


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