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ndustrial Communications (Ethernet and Serial)

Practical Industrial Control and Information Communications

Use AutomationDirect's industrial communication products to provide a link via phone, Ethernet or serial connection to your industrial process controllers or other devices.
  • Serial products include cable kits, RS-232/422 network adapters and converters and an industrial modem.

  • Industrial Ethernet products range from secure remote access, Ethernet patch cables, STRIDE unmanaged Ethernet switches, managed Gigabit switches and Ethernet gateways to Ethernet adapter cards for your PC.

Coordinated Control

Communication links between controllers can be used to create robust, modular control systems. Sharing data between separate operations enables each local controller to better contribute to the system's overall performance. Whether separated by feet or by miles, your controllers can have access to whats going on in the environments around them.

Remote Support and Remote Access

Remotely access machines or process controllers for troubleshooting, configuring, updating or monitoring your systems. Whether its your production facility or your controller in a customers facility, having convenient and secure remote access ensures maximum production with minimal support costs.

Secure Remote Access - VPNSecure Remote Access - VPN

The StrideLinx remote access solution provides affordable, secure access to remote machines or systems using a low-cost VPN router and FREE cloud service. Link machines to the StrideLinx platform using a Gigabit wired, wireless or cellular router and connect anytime, anywhere; add-on cloud subscriptions are also available for enhanced capabilities.
Industrial Ethernet SwitchesIndustrial Ethernet Switches

All unmanaged switch models offer multiple 10/100BaseT RJ45 Ethernet ports; several include fiber optic connection with SC fiber optic connector and ST connector versions.
  • Unmanaged and Managed Ethernet Switches/Gigabit Switches
  • Ethernet Converters and Modbus Gateways
  • Cat5e Ethernet Patch Cables
  • Ethernet PC Network Interface Card (NIC)
  • Ethernet Configuration Kit
Ethernet Media Converters & GatewaysEthernet Media Converters & Gateways

The new MB-GATEWAY single port Modbus Gateway module converts Modbus TCP to Modbus RTU. It supports up to 12 simultaneous Modbus TCP Client (master) Ethernet connections, and up to 128 RTU Server (slave) serial connections.

The STRIDE Ethernet switch lineup offers models that support Fiber Optic connections. Multimode SC and ST connector versions are available and some managed switch models support SFPs, which include single-mode and multimode transceivers with LC connectors. SFP modules (SFP transceivers) are sold separately. Fiber optic cables are immune to electrical and magnetic interference and voltage transients.

Serial communication is a dependable, longstanding communications method often used in PLC networks. These communication products connect devices meeting serial, USB and Ethernet standards quickly and affordably.
Cables & AccessoriesCables & Accessories

Cables and accessories are available for industrial networking requirements. SFP modules allow fiber optic connectivity; Ethernet patch and crossover cables, as well as serial and USB accessories, accommodate a variety of communications applications.
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