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Siemens Adds Ethernet to Sinamics Drives to Enable Single-Plant Network

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Support for EtherNet/IP
apresher   1/14/2013 11:20:27 AM
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Interesting the support for EtherNet/IP in the new Sinamics drives. I'm sure this will be a good development especially for some machinery OEMs and plants that have standardized on that protocol.  Increases flexibility.  Could be a trend to support competing protocols, and I expect we'll continue to see more of this kind of development from other automation control suppliers as well.

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Elizabeth M   1/15/2013 5:10:11 AM
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Yes, I think this is where it's going as everything becomes more connected in a plant environment. Why purchase multiple products if you can get the support you need in one?

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TJ McDermott   1/15/2013 12:12:36 PM
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It's VERY surprising to see Siemens put Ethernet/IP into these drives, but very smart.  It means they can be integrated tightly into a Rockwell Automation PLC.  It's a great way to get their foot in the door of Rockwell's dominance in US industrial automation.

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Elizabeth M   1/16/2013 7:56:38 AM
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I guess I didn't think about it from a competitive perspective, TJ,but you're right! I suppose if you can't beat them (at least initially), then join them...

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apresher   1/15/2013 1:42:29 PM
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This is a good thing especially for large manufacturing operations, EtherNet/IP and Profinet running on a single controller.  I would think it would be especially useful when it comes to communications between machine cells and different OEM machines.

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