In this video, Zahraa Khalil explains the components that make up the network within the control level. Explore the network protocol, ControlNet, as an example.
- [Instructor] To continue the discussion…about the three main networks within industrial settings,…the second category is industrial network…within the control level.…An example of control level is ControlNet network.…ControlNet is an open industrial network protocol…for industrial automation applications,…also known as Fieldbus.…ControlNet is an open network that supports…both field devices and control level communication…used for real-time data transfer…for time-critical and non-time-critical data…between processors or input and output on the same link.…
ControlNet was developed by Allen-Bradley…and managed by ControlNet…International Organization of Vendors since 1997.…Since 2008, ControlNet management is handled…by Open DeviceNet Vendor Association, ODVA.…For ControlNet, being an open network,…hardware from many vendors can be purchased…and connected to as a node to the network.…It can connect up to 99 nodes.…Each is having ControlNet communication interface.…
The nodes can be variable frequency devices,…control valves, sensors, and controllers or PLCs.…
Learn about the components and networks involved at each level of automation: field level, control level, and management level. Explore the different devices involved, from the programmable logic controllers (PLCs) on the factory floor, to OPC software that give technicians insights into operations. Instructor Zahraa Khalil, an engineer and educator, also provides an overview of SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), an industrial control system architecture that enables supervision over large distances and multiple sites.
- Overview of industrial automation
- Field level
- Communication level
- Management level
- PLC programming
- OPC software