Gateway for industrial Ethernet networks
The netTAP 151 is a four-port device that exchanges I/O data between different industrial Ethernet networks by acting as a protocol converter.
The netTAP 151 is a four-port device that exchanges I/O data between different industrial Ethernet networks by acting as a protocol converter. Supported protocols include EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Ethernet Powerlink, Profinet, and Sercos. Because the netTAP 151 is integrated as a simple I/O device into the primary network, it is compatible with any PLC. On the secondary side it works either as an I/O device, or it can control a subordinate network as a bus master. The length of the I/O data can be scaled to any application and the data transmitted can be mapped at the byte level. Secure network separation is provided by two Ethernet controllers in the netTAP 151, each connected to a Dual Ethernet port with integrated switch. This allows support for star, ring and inline network topologies without the need for additional peripherals.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey