Ethernet has now gained a strong foothold in industrial networking. As companies continually search for faster and improved solutions for their factory, logistics and process automation applications, many are discovering and choosing industrial Ethernet for its rugged design and ability to reduce expenses and increase communication capability.
Industrial Ethernet benefits users by utilizing tools and techniques familiar to traditional office communication systems. However, through the use of rugged components, users may now apply Ethernet to industrial applications, such as the factory or shop floor. Industrial grade components can tolerate demanding conditions such as extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, and washdown applications.