Practical Industrial Data Networks
Design, Installation and Troubleshooting
- Steve Mackay, CPEng BSc (ElecEng), BSc (Hons), MBA, IDC Technologies, Perth, Australia
- Edwin Wright, MIPENZ, BSc (Hons), BSc (Elec Eng), Senior Staff Engineer for IDC Technologies, Perth, Australia.
- Deon Reynders, Pr Eng, BSc (ElecEng) (Hons), MBA, Senior Staff Engineer, IDC Technologies, Perth, Australia.
- John Park, ASD, IDC Technologies, Perth, Australia
There are many data communications titles covering design, installation, etc, but almost none that specifically focus on industrial networks, which are an essential part of the day-to-day work of industrial control systems engineers, and the main focus of an increasingly large group of network specialists.The focus of this book makes it uniquely relevant to control engineers and network designers working in this area. The industrial application of networking is explored in terms of design, installation and troubleshooting, building the skills required to identify, prevent and fix common industrial data communications problems - both at the design stage and in the maintenance phase.The focus of this book is 'outside the box'. The emphasis goes beyond typical communications issues and theory to provide the necessary toolkit of knowledge to solve industrial communications problems covering RS-232, RS-485, Modbus, Fieldbus, DeviceNet, Ethernet and TCP/IP. The idea of the book is that in reading it you should be able to walk onto your plant, or facility, and troubleshoot and fix communications problems as quickly as possible. This book is the only title that addresses the nuts-and-bolts issues involved in design, installation and troubleshooting that are the day-to-day concern of engineers and network specialists working in industry.
Professional engineers: control engineers in industry, design engineers, test engineers, network installers and network support engineers; specialist students: industrial electronics, control engineering, data communications; control and instrumentation engineers; industrial system integrators; students taking electronics or computing degree courses; electrical, mechanical and chemical engineers and technicians wishing to understand the essentials of troubleshooting industrial data communications systems.