Simplify Machine Integration with Customer's Existing IP & Ethernet Network Infrastructure


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This whitepaper discusses how the use of IP routers and Industrial-grade Ethernet switches can simplify new device integration in existing networks at your customer site.


Machine IP Integration

Whitepaper Overview

Modern factories are comprised of complex equipment and subsystems that communicate via the Internet Protocol (IP) – the backbone of the Internet. If new machines or subsystems having a devoted range of IP addresses are added, and these conflict with other plant addresses or the overall addressing policy already in-place, this jeopardizes their speedy integration into the network. The Contemporary Controls' Skorpion IP Router addresses this issue. Each machine or subsystem, consisting of multiple IP devices, connects to the LAN side of the router while keeping their same IP settings for the devices and the application, lowering installation cost and eliminating trouble shooting. The IP address for the WAN port on the IP router is the only setting that requires modification to join the factory network, allowing rapid integration and the ability for multiple machines to reuse the same configuration on the LAN side.

Due to its high speed, familiarity among users, and ability to easily connect to the Internet, Ethernet continues to evolve as the network of choice for automation systems. Contemporary Controls' CTRLink products are designed for unattended operation in environments not conducive to office-grade equipment. The products provide convenient DIN-rail mounting in control panels, 24VAC/DC power, UL 508, improved EMC compliance and reliability.

Whatever the Ethernet infrastructure need, a solution is available from CTRLink products. For simple systems, plug-and-play unmanaged switches provide a cost-effective method for expanding Ethernet networks. For better control over your LAN, utilize our managed switches. For troubleshooting, our diagnostic switches allow a network sniffer to attach to an unused port on a switch and observe all traffic on the network. Contemporary Controls' repeating hub, switches, media converters and IP routers adhere to IEEE 802.3 standards and more. Specialty regulatory needs are addressed in selected models. Contemporary Controls' customers are systems integrators, contractors and OEMs seeking simple, reliable networking and control products from a dependable source.

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Visit our Simplify Machine IP Integration page to learn how to maintain your factory-set IP addresses when integrating with the customer's IP network by using the Skorpion IP Routers. A Simplfy Machine Integration video is also available.

For more information about our Ethernet products, visit our Skorpion Switches Designed for Automation page.