Improving the Reliability of Motion Control Networks

Apr 12, 2018

Network reliability can be the difference in producing a damaged part or a production part. Network topologies and protocols with built-in capabilities can ensure that electrical noise doesn't damage parts are all part of optimizing system performance.

THE MOST POPULAR MOTION control networks today are Ethernet based. Ethernet has won the battle for the hardware layer in these types of networks. The ubiquity of Ethernet in computer networks has led to speed and cost advantages that are difficult to compete against. But the hardware layer is just the first decision when designing a reliable network. Other choices include the right protocol and the network topology.

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