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Do you want to control your automation using familiar mechanisms? EtherNet/IP™ (Ethernet Industrial Protocol) is an open industrial fieldbus system. It is specified and maintained by the ODVA (Open DeviceNet™ Vendors Association). In addition, EtherNet/IP™ is standardized in the IEC 61158 series of international standards.

Your advantages

  • Consistency between office and industrial networks – thanks to Ethernet standards
  • Easy address assignment, with familiar Ethernet mechanisms such as DHCP and BootP
  • Fast startup and convenient diagnostics, thanks to web servers on EtherNet/IP™ devices

EtherNet/IP™: open and widely used

EtherNet/IP™ devices  

EtherNet/IP™: open and widely used fieldbus system

You can rely on an open and widely used fieldbus system: with EtherNet/IP™, the CIP (Common Industrial Protocol) is used via the conventional Ethernet network.

What this means for you:

  • Compatibility with previously used Ethernet hardware is ensured.
  • You have access to all data at device level, even via the Internet – thanks to Ethernet and the TCP/IP and UDP/IP protocols.
  • EtherNet/IP™ is also suitable for large volumes of data, thanks to high transmission speeds of 10/100 Mbps (which can also be combined).
  • Data transmission can be performed both cyclically and acyclically.
  • EtherNet/IP™ uses the producer/consumer model.

EtherNet/IP™: I/O components for every application

Individual assembly of an Inline station  

Wide range of I/Os for EtherNet/IP™

With a modular design
Our bus couplers for EtherNet/IP™ enable the operation of modular I/O stations in the control cabinet or in the field. With regard to the architecture, the fieldbus coupler is a slave in the EtherNet/IP™ network and the master in the local bus.
Maximum flexibility: with the Inline Modular automation kit, form follows function. Design each I/O as requested and save space in the control cabinet.
Modular in the field: I/O devices in the Fieldline Modular series offer maximum freedom for field installation. Functional and can be customized to your application.

With a block design
Extremely robust: the devices in the Axioline E series with a block design for EtherNet/IP™ always provide an individual solution thanks to the different housing versions and a wide range of functions.
In addition to standard digital functions, IO-Link communication also provides maximum flexibility here.

Network isolators for EtherNet/IP™

Network isolators for EtherNet/IP™  

Network isolators for EtherNet/IP™

Our isolators are used for electrical isolation up to 4 kV in copper-based Ethernet networks. You can therefore protect your Ethernet devices and interfaces. This significantly increases immunity to interference under industrial conditions.

  • The devices meet the requirements for railway applications according to EN 50155 and EN 50121.

EtherNet/IP™ switches for minimizing the data load

Industrial Ethernet Switches for EtherNet/IP  

Industrial Ethernet Switches for EtherNet/IP™ networks

Our Industrial Ethernet Switches have multicast filters for optimum EtherNet/IP™ support. The Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) can be used to forward data packets to only those network devices that actually require them. This avoids unnecessary data traffic, minimizes the data load on the network, and ensures a high level of availability. For this purpose, the 7000 series Managed Switches support both IGMP snooping and the IGMP querier function.

Furthermore, the Device Level Ring (DLR) redundancy mechanism specified in EtherNet/IP™ is integrated into the switches. This lets you achieve superior system availability through nearly seamless switch-over in less than 3 ms in the event of supply systems failures and also connect multiple non-DLR-enabled devices to a DLR ring.

For easy configuration and diagnostics directly in the control system, the FL SWITCH 7000 series Managed Switches support the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP).

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