Phoenix Contact Industrial Networks Guide – Ethernet Communication for Automation Applications


Industrial Ethernet is becoming the basic technology for future automation solutions. Although there are general differences, there are also many parallels with network technology in EDP applications.

The aim of this book is to demonstrate how industrial network technology and realtime-capable systems can be implemented in practice and to provide a vision of a seamless solution from the industrial environment to the office.
The book begins with an overview of Ethernet and its requirements in automation technology. It then provides comprehensive information about:
  • Installation: transmission media, CAT5/6/7 cabling, power supply, EMC
  • Switching: IPv4/IPv6, commands, redundancy, project planning, configuration
  • Protocols and Services: realtime, control, diagnostics, security, and communication protocols such as PROFINET, Ethernet/IP, Modbus/TCP
  • Services such as http, SNMP, DHCP
  • A comprehensive glossary
The focus is on practical applications and working with networks on a day to day basis. Clear examples are used to explain typical user questions and the basis for system decisions. This Industrial Ethernet book therefore covers all the knowledge and technology required for the planning, installation, operation, and maintenance of industrial Ethernet networks.