Industrial Ethernet is still an emerging technology for automation applications. This section explains the different application areas for which this technology is suited. Read through our customer application reviews to learn more about the successful, profitable use of industrial Ethernet. The white papers help to answer technical questions on this topic.
Balancing ballast on-board a ship – a state-of-the-art process uses Ethernet to communicate
White papers provide an overview of services, standards and electrical technologies. This includes user descriptions, case studies, market research, and technical information. These provide an overview (on at least two pages) of the advantages, disadvantages, costs and potential savings.
Using M12 or RJ45 connectors for industrial communication
The M12 connector is a well known internationally standardized connector for use in IP67 environments within automation technology. For the new demands of data communications, for example Gigabit Ethernet, the connector needs to be upgraded. By contrast, there are already internationally standardized solutions which have these properties in the format of a RJ45 connector. This information (white paper) explores the contemporary background and can serve as a decision aid.
Application Notes describe the concrete implementation of a function or application with Industrial Ethernet components from Weidmüller. Specific wiring diagrams and configuration instructions will guide you through the entire integration.