In March 2020, Rockwell Automation released what is referenced as Phase 3 of Device Level Ring (DLR) architectures. Phase 3 bring the capability of Redundant Gateway to a DLR ring. With Redundant Gateways, multiple communication paths between a DLR ring and the surrounding network infrastructure are possible. Redundant […]
The industrial automation podcasts feature conversations with the specialists from The Reynolds Company, a Rockwell Automation authorized distributor. Each episode brings on a new topic and guest to explore the evolving landscape of industrial automation, controls and power distribution. Industrial Wireless and 5GMarch 2020 User Group https://trcautomation.solutions/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/March-2020-User-Group.mp3 In […]
The industrial automation podcast features conversations with the specialists from The Reynolds Company, a Rockwell Automation authorized distributor. Each episode brings on a new topic and guest to explore the evolving landscape of industrial automation, controls and power distribution. Design Considerations for Reliable EtherNet/IP NetworkingJanuary 2020 User Group […]
An EtherChannel (or port group) is a group of two or more Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet switch ports bundled into a single logical link, creating a higher bandwidth link between two switches. Each EtherChannel can consist of up to eight compatible, configured Ethernet ports. The switch supports up to six EtherChannels.
With Flex Links, you define an active uplink interface and a backup uplink interface. The figure below shows the process by which Flex Links converge a redundant star topology.
Resilient Ethernet Protocol (REP) is a technology implemented on Cisco distribution switches and Cisco IE and Rockwell Automation Stratix IES. REP is designed to provide fast network and application convergence in case of a media or network failure, without a negative impact on most network applications.
Device Level Ring (DLR) is an EtherNet/IP protocol that is defined by the Open DeviceNet Vendors’ Association (ODVA). DLR provides a means to detect, manage, and recover from single faults in a ring-based network.
First things first – lets define “short-range” for this article. By short-range wireless, we are discussing wireless connectivity within 400 meters. This typically utilizes Bluetooth or Wireless LAN (WLAN)/WiFi technology. We will discuss longer-range industrial wireless solutions in an upcoming post. Also, to help narrow our focus, we […]
Automation Fair is just one week away in Philadelphia. We’re highlighting some of the new products to see if you are attending the event. New Stratix 5800 Modular Ethernet Switch See it in the Integrated Architecture Exhibit (#1225) at the 2018 Automation Fair. Available for Sale: Q2 2019 […]
FactoryTalk Network Manager was introduced by Rockwell Automation at last year’s Automation Fair in Houston. Its purpose is to give you insight into the performance of your network in context of your automation assets by leveraging information available via the Stratix managed switch. You can easily view your network […]