Industrial Ethernet is the use of Ethernet in an industrial environment. It is a well-known and recognized technology in moving data. The use of Industrial Ethernet is growing fast. In 2017, Industrial Ethernet made up for 46% of the global market. Protocols for Industrial Ethernet include EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, POWERLINK, SERCOS III, CC-Link IE and Modbus/TCP.
Apart from Ethernet in an office environment, Industrial Ethernet requires additional considerations, because the cables, switches and connectors need to withstand the unique and harsh criteria in an industrial setting. These are for example: heat and cold, vibrations, chemicals and factory noise.
Your benefits: Increased speed and distance, compatible with standard access points, routers, consumer switches, hubs, cables and optical fiber, peer-to-peer architectures may replace master-slaves and better interoperability.
Industrial Ethernet not only saves space and wiring, it also simplifies commissioning by offering highly available system integration tools.
See below an overview of our Ethernet product categories: Atlas and Switches. Click on the links to learn more about the PROCENTEC products that are suitable for your Ethernet network.