Tag Archives: PROFINET IO

Three Things Every Beginner Must Know About PROFINET IO

It was 3:00 AM and I couldn’t sleep. My wife had made her way to [...]

Types of Network Address Translation (NAT) for Control Systems (Part 1)

In an earlier article, I discussed the concept of Network Address Translation. That article described [...]

What Are the 10 Most Important Questions to Ask About Modbus?

Modbus RTU will live forever. With its simplicity, ease of use, world-wide implementation, and small [...]

Modbus and EtherNet/IP

I have an uncle that doesn’t just like to drink, he loves to drink. Most [...]

Multicast (One More Time…)

If you’re doing it right, life is a process of continuous learning. If you’ve learned [...]

The Manufacturing Data Prison

I don’t know how you personally spend your days, but If you spent them traveling [...]

EtherCAT vs. EtherNet/IP

EtherCAT and EtherNet/IP are both Ethernet application layer protocols designed to move inputs and outputs [...]

It’s a Messy, Messy World – Part 1

In the recent past, most of our work revolved around I/O systems, networks, controllers and [...]

Connecting Rockwell and Siemens Automation Systems – Part 1

There are really no two bigger names in industrial automation than Siemens and Rockwell. Both [...]

EtherNet/IP and PROFINET IO – More Alike Than You Thought!

My Italian cousins really love soccer or as they call it “futbol” – a Spanish [...]