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Network Security & Infrastructure

We offer network and security solutions to connect your automation products to each other and to the rest of your enterprise. We can help you select the best network architecture and provide you with design and implementation guidance. We offer a wide variety of devices, communication interfaces, physical media and connecting products to help you get the most out of your control system.

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Chassis-based Communication Modules

Our ControlLogix® system uses connections to establish communication links between devices. Our Bulletin 1756 Chassis-based communication modules help make those connections and implement network-based access control for users, devices, and networks in the 1756 chassis. 

ControlNet Network

The ControlNet™ network is an open control network that meets the demands of real-time, high-throughput applications. ControlNet supports controller to controller interlocking and real-time control of I/O, drives and valves. It also provides control networking in discrete and process applications including high-availability applications.

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ControlNet Connected Products

We offer a wide variety of ControlNet™ products for your applications. Products have either a built-in ControlNet interface, or connect to the ControlNet network via an optional communication interface module. We continue to support your real-time, high-throughput applications.

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ControlNet Network Media

ControlNet™ Network Media and connection devices provide flexibility when designing your network. ControlNet coax cable is a low-loss, RG-6 quad-shield coaxial cable for typical installations. ControlNet fiber media lets you extend a segment of your network, provides immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI), and allows installation in a hazardous location. We offer a variety of connectors, taps, terminators, repeaters, and tools for coax and fiber systems. Choose the cable type based on the application and or environment where your system is being installed.

DeviceNet Network

The DeviceNet™ network provides open, device-level control and information networking for simple industrial devices. It supports communication between sensors and actuators and higher-level devices such as programmable controllers and computers. With power and signal in a single cable, it offers simple and cost-effective wiring options.

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DeviceLogix-Enabled Products

DeviceLogix™ Smart Component Technology integrates logic-solving capability into I/O, motor starters, push buttons, and other control components, providing higher-performance and lower-cost distributed control.

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DeviceNet Connected Products

We offer a wide variety of DeviceNet™ Connected Products for your applications. Products have either a built-in DeviceNet interface or connect to the DeviceNet network via an optional communication interface module. We continue our investment in DeviceNet through solutions that help make DeviceNet easier to wire, commission, and troubleshoot.

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DeviceNet Network Media

DeviceNet™ Network Media includes thick and thin round or flat cable. Round cable, generally used for trunk cable, is available in bulk spools or pre-molded cordsets or patchcords. KwikLink™ flat media systems provide a simple modular cabling method using a flat four-wire trunk cable with Insulation Displacement Connectors (IDCs) that lessen your installation time and materials cost.

EtherNet/IP Network

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.

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ArmorStratix 5700 Industrial Ethernet Switches

ArmorStratix™ 5700 Industrial Ethernet Switches provide a dependable, rugged, on-machine solution for networks in extreme environments. This layer 2 managed switch is IP67-rated for dust and washdown protection, and is ideal for operations where widely distributed applications are required.

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Embedded Switch Technology

The Embedded Switch Technology embeds Ethernet switch features into your hardware to support high performance applications. Our dual-port products with the embedded switch feature let you connect devices directly to your network, without a separate Ethernet switch, helping to reduce overall cost and simplifying system configuration. These products support linear and device-level ring (DLR) topologies for EtherNet/IP™ applications.

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EtherNet/IP Connected Products

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.

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Network Address Translation (NAT) Devices

Looking to increase the flexibility in your small control system? Wish you could configure multiple machines on the same line with identical network settings?  Adapt your machines and say good-bye to complicated, costly and time-consuming changes with our NAT devices.

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Stratix 2000 Unmanaged Ethernet Switches

Our Bulletin 1783 Stratix® 2000 Unmanaged Ethernet Switches are ideal for small control networks. These industrial-grade switches do not require any configuration and use simple cable connections for easy connection with Logix-based controllers.

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Stratix 2500 Lightly Managed Switches

Our Bulletin 1783 Stratix® 2500 Lightly Managed Switches enable network connectivity in applications where traditional unmanaged switches lack the ability to provide diagnostics and security. This connectivity helps you achieve higher productivity and network reliability.

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Stratix 5400 Industrial Ethernet Switches

Our Bulletin 1783 Stratix® 5400 Industrial Ethernet Managed Switches support layer 2 switching and layer 3 routing using a combination of Gigabit Ethernet (GE), Power over Ethernet (PoE) and GE fiber ports to help offer enhanced scalability. 

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Stratix 5410 Industrial Distribution Switches

Our Bulletin 1783 Stratix® 5410 Industrial Distribution Switches offer a 19" rack mount design for increased port density and an all Gigabit platform with four 10 Gigabit port options and Network Address Translation (NAT) capabilities.

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Stratix 5700 Industrial Managed Ethernet Switches

Our Bulletin 1783 Stratix® 5700 Managed Industrial Ethernet Switches use the current Cisco® Catalyst® switch architecture and feature set. They are designed to meet your switching capability needs, from smaller applications to IT-ready integration with plantwide infrastructure. 

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Stratix 5800 High Performance Managed Switches

Our Stratix® 5800 managed industrial Ethernet switch offers gigabit performance in a flexible package. It comes in both fixed and modular designs supporting a wide variety of copper, fiber, and PoE expansion modules and is available with Layer 2 switching or Layer 3 routing firmware options to meet a diverse range of application needs.

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Stratix 5950 Security Appliance

Our Bulletin 1783 Stratix® 5950 security appliance combines several enhanced security functions into a single appliance to help protect your industrial automation infrastructure. 

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Stratix 8000 Modular Managed Ethernet Switches

Our Bulletin 1783 Stratix® 8000 Modular Managed Switch line uses the current Cisco® Catalyst® switch architecture and feature set along with powerful configuration tools, helping to provide secure integration with the enterprise network using tools familiar to IT professionals. 

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Stratix 8300 Layer 3 Modular Managed Ethernet Switches

Our Bulletin 1783 Stratix® 8300 Layer 3 Modular Managed Switch line uses the current Cisco® Catalyst® switch architecture and feature set along with powerful configuration tools, helping to provide secure integration with the enterprise network using tools familiar to IT professionals. 

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Ethernet Network Media

We offer a complete portfolio of industrial-grade Ethernet physical media, including M12 Connectivity, industry standard Variant 1 Connectivity, and RJ45 Connectivity products. 

Gateway & Linking Devices

We offer a range of Gateway and Linking Devices to seamlessly connect your information- or control-level networks with your device-level network to help reduce control device costs by leveraging existing network structures to access data on other networks. Additional linking devices are available through our Encompass™ Partners, our third-party product-referencing program, to quickly locate the products that best solve your application challenges.

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4-Way Redundant Intelligent Fieldbus Junction Box

Our Bulletin 1788 4-way Redundant Intelligent Fieldbus Junction Box provides a simple, redundant, and fault-tolerant method for connecting field devices to a Profibus-PA or FOUNDATION Fieldbus (H1) network. 

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6-Way Intelligent Fieldbus Junction Box

Our Bulletin 1788 6-way Intelligent Fieldbus Junction Box provides a fault-tolerant method for connecting field devices to a Profibus-PA or FOUNDATION Fieldbus (H1) network. 

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Redundant ControlNet to FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 Linking Device

Our Bulletin 1788 Redundant ContolNet™ to FOUNDATION Fieldbus (H1) Linking Device provides a fast and integrated solution for adding FOUNDATION Fieldbus devices to any Logix platform.

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Redundant ControlNet to Profibus-PA Linking Device

Our Bulletin 1788 Redundant ControlNet™ to Profibus-PA Linking Device provides a fast and integrated solution for adding Profibus-PA field devices to any Logix platform. This linking device provides a direct link between Profibus-PA and ControlNet without requiring an intermediate Profibus-DP layer.

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EtherNet/IP to DeviceNet Linking Devices

Our Bulletin 1788 EtherNet/IP™ to DeviceNet Linking Devices provide a fast and integrated solution for adding DeviceNet™ to a new, or existing system. Built-in remote access capabilities enable the ability to control, configure, and troubleshoot devices on the DeviceNet network through automated device management.

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Redundant EtherNet/IP to FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 Linking Device

Our Bulletin 1788 Redundant EtherNet/IP™ to FOUNDATION Fieldbus (H1) Linking Device provides a fast and integrated solution for adding FOUNDATION Fieldbus devices to any Logix platform.

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Redundant EtherNet/IP to Profibus-PA Linking Device

Our Bulletin 1788 Redundant EtherNet/IP™ to Profibus-PA Linking Device provides a fast and integrated solution for adding Profibus-PA field devices to any Logix platform. These linking devices provide a direct link between Profibus-PA and EtherNet/IP without requiring an intermediate Profibus-DP layer.

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IO-Link Technology

IO-Link Technology is a worldwide open-standard protocol that integrates sensors into our Connected Enterprise by connecting the IO-Link enabled device into an IO-Link master module.

Other Industrial Networks

We support a variety of other industrial automation networks, providing the flexibility to connect new applications with existing applications on networks such as Data Highway Plus, DH-485, Universal Remote I/O and SERCOS II. We also provide in-chassis connectivity to many other networks through Encompass™ Partner products.

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Data Highway Plus (DH+) Network

The Data Highway Plus (DH+) network is a local area network designed to support remote programming and messaging between computers and controllers for factory-floor applications.

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DH-485 Network

The DH‑485 industrial local area network is designed for factory-floor applications and uses the RS‑485 transmission standard.

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SERCOS Interface

SERCOS (Serial Real-time Communications System) is an internationally-approved communication standard for motion control (IEC 61491). This communication network is designed for high-speed serial communication of standardized closed-loop data, in real-time, over a noise-immune fiber-optic cable. 

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Universal Remote I/O (RIO) Network

Universal Remote I/O Link is a local area network designed to connect controllers to remote I/O chassis and a variety of intelligent devices such as operator interfaces and AC or DC drives.

Process Instrumentation Networks

Our Process Instrumentation Networks provide communication between process instruments and the process control system. We offer integrated PlantPAx™ Distributed Control System support for instruments on HART and the FOUNDATION™ fieldbus. Our Encompass™ Partners provide expanded support for Profibus PA, as well as Modbus and other networks. Endress+Hauser and other partners now offer process instruments that connect to EtherNet/IP™ networks to support this growing trend.

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FOUNDATION Fieldbus

Our PlantPAx™ Distributed Control System provides a single plant-wide control and information platform while the FOUNDATION Fieldbus standard provides the ability to distribute the control architecture throughout your facility. Combine these two powerful technologies to enable integrated, seamless distribution of data and the execution of process control with devices from multiple sources.

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HART Communication Protocol

The HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) protocol is a widely accepted standard for digitally enhanced communication with instrumentation within the process industries.