Larry Komarek


PLCs, PACs November 17, 2005

Web Exclusive: Maximize your industrial Ethernet performance

You’ve learned all the basics about Ethernet over the last three months in a special PLANT ENGINEERING magazine series. Now how do you effectively take that knowledge to the plant floor? In the Web-exclusive final part of his series, Larry Komarek of Phoenix Contact takes a look at how to make the right choices to maximize your Ethernet system. Maximize your industrial Ethernet performance Phoenix Contact, Inc. A successful plant floor Ethernet deployment involves increasing system performance, leveraging switch capabilities, understanding standardized protocols and making diagnostics and network management software work for you. Switch selection The decision of which switch type to use for a particular application depends on your networking needs and your plant automation strategy.

By Larry Komarek