EtherNet/IP came roaring into the 21st century on the backs of DeviceNet and ControlNet, claiming world domination (almost) as the most widely used protocol in manufacturing. While it’s pervasive, EtherNet/IP isn’t necessarily standard knowledge to everyone on the factory floor.
Admit it; maybe you find yourself losing sleep over questions like…
- Is EtherNet/IP an IoT transport protocol?
- Are EDS files important for an EtherNet/IP adapter device?
- Which is better: Ethernet/IP or PROFINET/IO?
- Isn’t EtherNet/IP just CIP over an Ethernet connection?
- How many ways are there to organize device data into a CIP Object Model?
- What is the Assembly Object Class?
- Does it matter which TCP/IP stack we use to build an EtherNet/IP device?
- Is DeviceNet obsolete or complementary to EtherNet/IP?
- How important is the compliance test process?
- Is CoCO good for EtherNet/IP scanner devices or delicious with marshmallows?
Toss and turn no more! With this handy guide on your bedside table, you’ll be able to navigate the world of EtherNet/IP and, who knows, maybe entertain a companion with interesting tidbits. Dip into any chapter, in any order, and you’ll find plenty of clear expectations, with tables and diagrams, to guide you through EtherNet/IP.