An automotive part manufacturer in USA wanted to digitalise their production processes. However, the industrial control networks were built a long time ago and had expanded over time to meet increased production capacity requirements. It became challenging for the company to effectively manage all devices.
The field devices run on the EtherNet/IP protocol for control unification and data acquisition. As this plant required a large-scale network infrastructure, it was difficult for the plant manager to monitor all devices and visualize the network topologies.
In order to achieve digitisation, networks had to be interconnected from the field site to the ERP system and to the cloud. It is essential to have good cybersecurity measures in place to allow this transformation to occur without compromising production efficiency.
The company upgraded its networks with Moxa industrial managed Ethernet switches that supports EtherNet/IP multicast filtering and advanced security functions. Moxa MXview network management software was also deployed for real-time monitoring and visualisation of the industrial control networks.
- Supports EtherNet/IP protocol and IGMP Snooping to manage multi-cast traffic and reduce jitter
- Offers real-time and visualized central network management with security status at a glance
- Provides industrial cybersecurity features referencing the IEC 62443 standard