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Ethernet Process Management & Machinery Standards

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Rob Spiegel
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Hurrying the inevitable
Rob Spiegel   4/15/2013 11:53:50 AM
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Nice story Al. This is a smart move on the part of ODVA, even though Ethernet would have made progress on its own in process automation given its value. ODVA's move, however, will likely quicken this process and make data exchange that much easier.

apresher
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EtherNet/IP in Process Applications
apresher   4/15/2013 2:37:19 PM
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Rob, Extending EtherNet/IP for process applications will definitely be a big benefit especially for companies already using it for discrete applications.  Will be interesting to see how quickly it will gain traction especially in North America.

Charles Murray
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Re: EtherNet/IP in Process Applications
Charles Murray   4/16/2013 7:02:57 PM
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Al, I'm curious why this targets process automation. Does that mean that it doesn't address discrete motion control applications?

TJ McDermott
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Other Protocols
TJ McDermott   4/16/2013 1:38:07 AM
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Al, in your sentence "This would allow heterogeneous systems using EtherNet/IP and CIP, servos III..." in the second to last paragraph, did you mean to say SERCOS III?

Ethernet/IP will have to contend with at least two protocols from Europe in this field - Profinet and EtherCAT.

My company designs systems using Ethernet/IP, but we also must be aware of the competition.

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EtherNet/IP in Process Applications
apresher   4/16/2013 3:18:50 PM
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TJ,  You're right.  Should have been sercos. Never trust a man typing on a iPad on an airplane.

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EtherNet/IP in Process Applications
apresher   4/17/2013 7:33:05 AM
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Chuck,  EtherNet/IP already has a strong North American position as an automation software protocol for discrete applications. This effort will extend the functionality of the standard to address specific issues with process applications.

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