Industrial Automation

The era of Industry 4.0 is upon us. Industrial manufacturing companies are facing strong demand to increase productivity, cutting operating costs, controlling inventory and ensure employee safety to realize smart factories and smart manufacturing including Machine Automation, Equipment Monitoring & Optimization, Machine Monitoring & Predictive Maintenance, MES Integration & Production Traceability, Factory Energy Management System and Factory Environment Monitoring. To reach these goals, Industrial Ethernet Networks on the shop floor and in the field have become the standardized communications platform integrated into most manufacturing industries, enabling efficient and reliable connectivity amongst each specialized devices and protocols over the network-connected factories and machineries.

Rancent Ethernet over fiber solutions enable industrial companies globally in automation manufacturing and process control to cost effectively migrate and extend the reach of their communication networks to deliver a rich set of fiber-based services to all locations. Rancent offers advanced industrial Ethernet products designed to transmit the seamless flow of re-al-time information between the field devices and the control center on a common, scalable, standardized platform to ensure a robust, reliable, and sophisticated connectivity from the network edge to the network core.

Meanwhile, all major industrial manufacturers of PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers), CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) machines, as well as the suppliers of monitoring, transducers, and process control equipment have made Ethernet networking and IP-based protocols a major feature of their products to realize real-time management and operation in manufacturing sites. Featured with the ease of integration to the company original manufacturing field network by seamlessly connecting these equipments, our industrial Ethernet network solutions have become an integral part of control systems for the process control industry, and numerous manufacturing and industrial control applications.

Typical applications for industrial automation and process control industries include:

Manufacturing & Process Automation

The manufacturing automation and process control industry demands specialized communications and networking equipment designed to operate reliably in extremely difficult environments. Characterized by wide variations in operating temperature, high humidity, high levels of vibration and mechanical shock, EMI/RFI and voltage transient conditions, these environments require communications equipment with highly robust design and hardened construction for reliable operation in harsh environmental conditions.

Rancent industrial Ethernet switches are made for use in a harsh environment and provide rugged connectivity solutions for industrial Ethernet networks and systems including industrial manufacturing and processing, production/assembly line monitoring and sensor data collection. Capable of transmitting real-time data flow over fiber optic connections, these industrial switches are used to monitor, control, diagnose, and communicate with equipment such as programmable PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers), CNC’s, robots, process control equipment, temperature monitoring systems, barcode scanners, scales and mixing stations.

Building Automation

More and more building automation and control systems are designed and constructed based on industrial Ethernet-based communication networks for networking various automation components and connecting different building systems to a control center. The Ethernet communication network devices greatly improve building safety and reduce energy costs by enabling customers to efficiently acquire wide range of industrial data and optimally manage control devices with various interfaces and functions.

Rancent Industrial media converters and Ethernet switches are utilized to remotely control and manage security systems, HVAC(Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), lighting, elevators, fire systems, utility meters and building access over a single building management network, providing simple implementation and reliable operation.