Rockwell Automation Levels Up Industrial Computing Portfolio Following Acquisition of ASEM S.p.A.


Rockwell Automation, Inc. has announced the introduction of its VersaView 6300 family of Allen-Bradley industrial computers, which will be available starting August 2020. The launch of the VersaView 6300 family follows the May 2020 acquisition of ASEM S.p.A. and represents a considerable extension of the company’s capability for industrial PCs (IPC), human machine interface (HMI) and secure Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) remote access solutions.

Industrial Networking Part 5: Layer 3 Switches


In part 5 of our industrial networking series, Brandon Singh, Networking Specialist with The Reynolds Company, returns for a discussion on layer 3 distribution and core switches, and routing and inter-VLAN routing. We also discuss the Purdue model, and what happens in level 3, the site operations level.

Industrial Networking Part 4: IT Basics for the OT Person


In part 4 of our industrial networking series, Brandon Singh and Joe Belaschky, Automation and Networking Specialists with The Reynolds Company, rejoin the podcast for a discussion on common IT concepts useful for the OT person. We discuss the difference between MAC and IP addresses, IP6, DHCP, subnet masks, default gateways, segmentation, VLANs, the 7-layer … Continue reading Industrial Networking Part 4: IT Basics for the OT Person

Industrial Networking Part 3: Network Topologies


In part 3 of our industrial networking series, Joe Belaschky, Automation and Networking Specialist with The Reynolds Company, joins the podcast for a discussion on common network topologies found on the plant floor.  We also discuss various concepts of networking resiliency, quality of service (QoS) and how to prevent network storms from taking down your … Continue reading Industrial Networking Part 3: Network Topologies