The EtherNet/IP™ Network provides plant-wide network systems using open, industry-standard networking technologies. It enables real-time control and information in discrete, continuous process, batch, safety, drive, motion, and high availability applications. The EtherNet/IP network connects devices such as motor starters and sensors to controllers and HMI devices and on into the enterprise. It supports non-industrial and industrial communications on a common network infrastructure.
Our leading adoption and expertise in EtherNet/IP for industrial applications is why we are a Strategic Alliance Partner with Cisco Systems®. Together, we are working to provide products, solutions, services, education and standards development to aid the convergence of IT and manufacturing around EtherNet/IP.
Answer the questions in the three steps below to determine if EtherNet/IP is the right choice for your application.
Older networks were designed for single-purpose use. EtherNet/IP is designed to be the one network with the broadest use across all plant disciplines, with the ability to handle communications from the bottom to the top. It supports the following uses:
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Ensure these technical characteristics are right for your applications. Review the Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) Architectures resources for more details.
Our Security Solutions provide unique capabilities and expertise to reduce risk and enable greater operational uptime in control system networks.
Our Network and Security Services team can collaborate with you to achieve your production and business goals. As a Cisco Solution Technology Integrator (STI) partner, we can provide you with a solution that incorporates both Rockwell Automation and Cisco Systems hardware and services.
We offer 4000+ automation products for a wide variety of applications. Products have either a built-in network interface or an optional communication module. We continue to expand our EtherNet/IP™ offerings with new and innovative products.
Optimize your EtherNet/IP™ network infrastructure with switches, taps, modems and media designed to meet the unique needs of industrial automation. Our infrastructure products are optimized for use in the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture™ and can be used in other industrial applications that use standard Ethernet and TCP/IP.
|NetLinx Networks Selection Guide||NETS-SG001||EN| ZH|
|Converged Plantwide Ethernet Design and Implementation Guide||ENET-TD001||EN|
|Fiber Optic Infrastructure Application Guide||ENET-TD003||EN|
|Ethernet Design Considerations Reference Manual||ENET-RM002||EN|
|EtherNet/IP Media Planning and Installation Manual||00148R0||EN|
|Network Infrastructure for EtherNet/IP: Introduction and Considerations||00035R0||EN|
|More EtherNet/IP Network publications in Literature Library||All Languages|
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To support and accelerate network convergence of industrial and enterprise networks, Rockwell Automation® and Cisco Systems collaborated to develop Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) Architectures to provide education, design guidance, recommendations and best practices. These reference architectures provide the foundation for success in deploying the latest technology by addressing topics relevant to both engineering and information technology (IT) professionals, including the cultural and technical challenges of Ethernet network convergence between IT and engineering.
Plant-wide deployment of EtherNet/IP™ requires an industrial network design methodology. Following a methodology helps create structure and hierarchy to help maintain real-time network performance. In addition, it helps enable the convergence of multiple control and information disciplines, including: data collection, configuration, diagnostics, discrete, process, batch, safety, time synchronization, drive, motion, energy management, voice and video. Rockwell Automation has tools, design advice and resources to help you with your industrial network, including our Networks Services design team.