In part 2 of our Asset Management series, Brad Freeman is joined by Brandon Singh to discuss the Network Assessment, a plant survey used to gain insight on both the logical layout and the performance of an industrial network. Resources: TRC Networking Solutions Rockwell Automation Industrial Network Services TRC Technical and Support Team Contact Info … Continue reading Asset Management Part 2: Network Assessment
In part 1 of our Asset Management series, Brad Freeman is joined by Andrew Hultgren to discuss the Installed Base Evaluation (IBE), an assessment used to gather data about the current state of a facility in order to more effectively manage automation infrastructure. Resources: Installed Base Evaluation Overview The Reynolds Company Technical and Support Team … Continue reading Asset Management Part 1: Installed Base Evaluations
May 27, 2020 – McNaughton-McKay Electric Company announces two executive appointments creating a new organizational structure leading the company. These changes create president roles that will drive the business units for McNaughton-McKay Electric Company and The Reynolds Company, including Flow-Zone, the most recent acquisition. The company is pleased to announce Mark Borin as President of … Continue reading McNaughton-McKay Announces Executive Appointments
Press Release details: Industrial producers can more easily and efficiently connect to devices in hazardous areas using the new Allen-Bradley® 1718 Ex I/O modules from Rockwell Automation. The intrinsically safe distributed I/O modules provide EtherNet/IP connectivity to field devices in Zone 0 and Zone 1 hazardous areas. 1718 Ex I/O modules can reduce wiring in industrial applications … Continue reading New I/O Modules Simplify Device Connections in Hazardous Areas
In part 8 of our TRC Talks industrial networking series, previous panelists, Joe Belaschky and Mike Masterson, return for a discussion on network resiliency. The panel talks about various resilient network architectures, such as ring and redundant star topologies, and common resiliency protocols, such as DLR, used on the plant floor. Resources: CPwE Design Implementation … Continue reading Industrial Networking Part 8: Network Resiliency
In part 7 of our TRC Talks industrial networking series, previous panelists, Joe Belaschky, Mike Masterson, and Brandon Singh, return for a discussion on the Converged Plantwide Ethernet, or CPwE. The panel talks about the importance of the library of CPwE Design Implementation Guides, the Cisco and Rockwell Automation alliance, Cell/Area/Zone concepts, and how Integrated … Continue reading Industrial Networking Part 7: The Converged Plantwide Ethernet
In part 6 of our TRC Talks industrial networking series, Brandon Singh, Networking Specialist with The Reynolds Company, returns for a discussion on the Industrial Demilitarized Zone, or IDMZ. We talk about what the IDMZ is, its role within the CPwE, and ways to go about implementing an IDMZ within the converged industrial network. Resources: … Continue reading Industrial Networking Part 6: The IDMZ
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.
PowerFlex 520 series and PowerFlex 750 series drives and peripherals with RSLogix 5000 v20 controllers and above, support Automatic Device Configuration (ADC).
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. Resources: Stratix® 5700 Stratix 5400 Stratix 5410 … Continue reading Industrial Networking Part 5: Layer 3 Switches