EUROMAP Association Defines Ethernet Best Practices

EUROMAP is an association of plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers based in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.  This group has produced a comprehensive set of Technical Recommendations for its members to follow.

The EUROMAP technical committee has recommended implementation of realtime Ethernet communications for peripheral devices.  Document 75-2, for example, defines network architecture and specifications for line topology (daisy chain), ring topology, and star topology.

If you are thinking about network topology and communication protocols for your project, the EUROMAP Technical Recommendations can provide valuable examples of best practices as determined by a group of leading-edge industrial machinery companies.

Defining Your Next Network Architecture: Topologies and Global Standard

As many machine builders, OEMs, individual plants, and large corporations decide to move from the “bus” to the “net” (Profibus or DeviceNet to Profinet or EtherNet/IP) they have a chance to look at all the new architectures available and decide on which is the best for them.  Here are the first two topics to take into consideration:

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