FUD Dissection Part 1

You may recall that I recently received a document comparing Ethernet/IP and PROFINET that was passed out at a Rockwell Automation Ethernet/IP “Lunch and Learn” according to the person who passed it on to me. (I initially blogged about the piece here, prompting a response from Gary Mintchell which prompted a few comments to Gary’s…

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The Fickle Finger of FUD*

Someone sent me a handout from a Rockwell lunch and learn session that compared Ethernet/IP and PROFINET. It is so wrong that it will take me some time to compose the corrections. But in the meantime, I was amused by the last line of this FUD piece, under “Notes (Other Competitors)”: “Modbus TCP: Primary pusher…

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Recommended Reading

Wireless segue into today’s recommended reading list: There is an excellent case study in The Industrial Wireless Book showing how wireless is being used in a giant frozen food storage center. Adding to the typical reasons for wireless (moving equipment) is the temperature, a constant -25 degrees C. For a real world example of the…

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News from Nuremberg

There were plenty of press releases pronounced in press conferences at the SPS Drives Show, but the real news was what was waiting to be discovered in conversation in the aisles and booths.  We’ll see how long I stay awake here on the flight home to set down what I learned. PROFINET chips.  Siemens says…

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