Industrial Automation Solutions for the Toughest Environments

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Automation Solutions

With over 40 years of experience, we understand the rigors of applying network equipment to the discrete manufacturing and process industries. Our Ethernet, ARCNET, and CAN products are frequently found in industries such as food and beverage, glass, textiles, and packaging. Our products address industrial EMC concerns, input power disturbances, extreme temperature exposure, and installation in hazardous and non-hazardous locations.

Designed for unattended operation in environments not conducive to office-grade equipment, CTRLink overcomes the challenges that Ethernet presents to the automation professional by providing convenient mounting in control panels, low-voltage power wiring, improved EMC compliance, and reliability. All CTRLink product enclosures are metal and intended for direct panel, rack or DIN-rail mounting. Metal DIN-rail clips prevent damage during installation. Most products can share with other automation equipment a common 24 VAC/VDC power source, eliminating the need for a dedicated mains-powered transformer. Most models have provisions for redundant power sources to accommodate back-up strategies in critical applications.

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ARCNET's longevity testifies that it is regarded as one of the most robust industrial networking technologies available. The real-time performance of its token-passing protocol along with its simplicity of use makes it ideal for embedded applications. Contemporary Controls is the industry leader in ARCNET connectivity providing wiring hubs, network interface modules (NIMs), network analyzers and ARCNET servers to Ethernet. We wrote the book on Industrial ARCNET and founded the ARCNET Trade Association.

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