Ethernet/IP: The Everyman's Guide to the Most Widely Used Manufacturing Protocol (Paperback)
Wendorf, Jamin, Rinaldi, John S.
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? Can the EtherNet/IP encapsulation to encapsulate other automation protocols? 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 an EtherNet/IP scanner device, 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 explanations, with tables and diagrams, to guide you through EtherNet/IP. Or, gift the book at Secret Santa time, and some co-worker can get smarter than you about this well-loved protocol.This book is the latest in John S Rinaldi's series of love letters to various types of industrial technologies. He's the renowned speaker, author, 'that newsletter guy' and founder of a very cool company that moves data around the factory floor. And now he brings you The Everyman's Guide to EtherNet/IP.