Networking & Datacom

April 1, 2021
Logix Controllers

Modbus TCP Communication with Logix Controllers

Logix controllers don't natively support Modbus TCP but we have a simple way of doing Modbus TCP communication in a Logix controller without additional hardware.
February 4, 2021

Retrofitting Legacy Machines for Industry 4.0

Legacy machines have their place and run most facilities today. They don’t, however, have the necessary tools and technologies in place to make them more efficient or offer cost-savings. Retrofitting machines for Industry 4.0 can bring together communication, collection and collaboration to make your machines more efficient and effective.
July 23, 2020

Not Just Two Ethernet Ports: Device Level Ring Explained

Embedded Switch Technology that is required for Device Level Ring (DLR) is different than a typical switchport. They are highly specialized with many features and characteristics all designed to support and improve high speed applications and reduce communication latency.
July 8, 2020

Hands-on Training with Rockwell Automation e-Learning

A review of Rockwell Automation's new e-learning catalog.
June 16, 2020

Rumsey’s New Web Store is Open!

It’s our mission at Rumsey to make it easier for our customers to research and buy the products your business needs to succeed. Designed with your needs in mind, the web store makes your buying and specification experience quicker, easier and more efficient by providing better access, more support and improved visibility throughout your buying journey.
April 14, 2020

Why a Managed Switch? Part 1

Over the last four years since getting involved in the automation space from IT, I have gone from casual observer to getting heavily involved with end […]
January 14, 2020

Automation Fair Round-up for Machine Builders

There was an explosion of technology in the Automation Space for OEMs/Machine Builders at Automation Fair 2019, let's check out some of the highlights!
December 2, 2019

Remote Site Networking – a New Way

ProSoft Persistent Data Network is a new solution that allows fast, simple deployment of a secure, always-on network between sites regardless of geographic distance. Leverage the power of open Internet with the security of VPN
September 16, 2019

CIP Security: How Does it Work?

CIP Security is a new method of securely transmitting data at the protocol level rather than relying solely on additional hardware or applications to provide protection. Here are 3 key ways it helps bring deeper security to your industrial network.