Network Security & Infrastructure

We offer network and security solutions to connect your automation products to each other and to the rest of your enterprise. We can help you select the best network architecture and provide you with design and implementation guidance. We offer a wide variety of devices, communication interfaces, physical media and connecting products to help you get the most out of your control system.

Chassis-based Communication Modules

Our ControlLogix system uses connections to establish communication links between devices. Our Bulletin 1756 Chassis-based communication modules help make those connections and implement network-based access control for users, devices, and networks in the 1756 chassis. We offer a variety of modules that support EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, ControlNet, and other network protocols.

ControlNet Network

The ControlNet network is an open control network that meets the demands of real-time, high-throughput applications. ControlNet supports controller to controller interlocking and real-time control of I/O, drives and valves. It also provides control networking in discrete and process applications including high-availability applications.

ControlNet Connected Products
ControlNet Network Media

DeviceNet Network

The DeviceNet network provides open, device-level control and information networking for simple industrial devices. It supports communication between sensors and actuators and higher-level devices such as programmable controllers and computers. With power and signal in a single cable, it offers simple and cost-effective wiring options.

DeviceLogix-Enabled Products
DeviceNet Connected Products
DeviceNet Network Media

EtherNet/IP Network

The EtherNet/IP network provides plant-wide network systems using open, industry-standard networking technologies. It enables real-time control and information in discrete, continuous process, batch, safety, drive, motion, and high availability applications. The EtherNet/IP network connects devices such as motor starters and sensors to controllers and HMI devices and on into the enterprise. It supports non-industrial and industrial communications on a common network infrastructure.

ArmorStratix 5700 Industrial Ethernet Switches
Embedded Switch Technology
Ethernet Network Media
EtherNet/IP Connected Products
Network Address Translation Devices
Stratix 2000 Unmanaged Ethernet Switches
Stratix 2500 Lightly Managed Switches
Stratix 5100 Wireless Access Point/Workgroup Bridge
Stratix 5400 Industrial Ethernet Switches
Stratix 5410 Industrial Distribution Switches
Stratix 5700 Industrial Managed Ethernet Switches
Stratix 5900 Services Router
Stratix 5950 Security Appliance
Stratix 6000 Fixed Managed Ethernet Switches
Stratix 8000 Modular Managed Ethernet Switches
Stratix 8300 Modular Managed Ethernet Switches

Gateway & Linking Devices

We offer a range of Gateway and Linking Devices to seamlessly connect your information- or control-level networks with your device-level network to help reduce control device costs by leveraging existing network structures to access data on other networks. Additional linking devices are available through our Encompass Partners, our third-party product-referencing program, to quickly locate the products that best solve your application challenges.

4-Way Fieldbus Junction Box
6-Way Fieldbus Junction Box
ControlNet to FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1
ControlNet to Profibus-PA
EtherNet/IP to DeviceNet Linking Devices
EtherNet/IP to FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1
EtherNet/IP to Profibus-PA

IO-Link technology

IO-Link Technology is a worldwide open-standard protocol that integrates sensors into our Connected Enterprise by connecting the IO-Link enabled device into an IO-Link master module. You can deliver data from the sensor directly into a control system in a very efficient manner. The flexibility of IO-Link capable sensors allows machines to operate more effectively by providing the controller with diagnostics. In addition to product detection, sensors provide detailed and accurate machine health status to improve uptime.

Other Industrial networks

We support a variety of other industrial automation networks, providing the flexibility to connect new applications with existing applications on networks such as Data Highway Plus, DH-485, Universal Remote I/O and SERCOS II. We also provide in-chassis connectivity to many other networks through Encompass Partner products.

Data Highway Plus (DH+) Network
DH-485 Network
SERCOS Interface
Universal Remote I/O (RIO) Network

Process Instrumentation Networks

Our Process Instrumentation Networks provide communication between process instruments and the process control system. We offer integrated PlantPAx Distributed Control System support for instruments on HART and the FOUNDATION fieldbus. Our Encompass Partners provide expanded support for Profibus PA, as well as Modbus and other networks. Endress+Hauser and other partners now offer process instruments that connect to EtherNet/IP networks to support this growing trend.

HART Communication Protocol