Serial Converters for Serial, Ethernet and Fiber Connections
Continuously evolving technologies in the automation industry are helping industrial applications optimize their operational efficiency and increase productivity. For example, data that continuously update operators on machine status make it possible for them to act immediately when downtime occurs, or even help them avoid downtime through predictive maintenance analytics. To achieve optimized operation efficiency, you first need to connect your legacy devices to collect data from them and transmit it to your on-site system or cloud system for analytics.
Devices at field sites have multiple interfaces and use different communication protocols, making connectivity complex and challenging for engineers. Moxa has more than 30 years of expertise in connectivity to enable reliable network solutions for customers. With our comprehensive serial-to-Ethernet product portfolio, we have the solutions to simplify and execute any of your connectivity demands.
Recurring Challenges for Serial-to-Ethernet Connections
Bringing legacy devices into an Ethernet-based network requires expert knowledge. Furthermore, phenomena such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and OT/IT convergence increasingly demand more and more devices to be connected, making connectivity more complex than ever. As a result, engineers face three main challenges: ensuring reliable connectivity, strengthening security, and simplifying the manageability of networks.
Connecting multiple types of field devices into one network is complex, as well as difficul to collect multiple data formats and integrate them into systems on the premises or cloud.
Although getting more field data into systems can help engineers unlock valuable information, it also makes your field devices vulnerable due to unauthorized access.
Field devices can be monitored once their status is visible in management systems. To enable this, engineers have to deal with managing a large number of networking devices.
Serial Converter Products
Ethernet to Fiber Media Converters
Serial-to-Serial Media Converters
Media converters play an important role in today’s manufacturing. With more and more devices being connected to networks, there is a constant demand for media converters to convert and extend networks. Serial-to-Serial Media Converters help to integrate your serial equipment with new technologies. Built to handle the most demanding environments, these industrial grade media converters have wide operating temperatures and high EMI immunity.
Enabling cloud connectivity is not only beneficial, but also easy. Moxa’s serial device servers NPort IA5000A-I/O, NPort IAW5000A-I/O, and protocol gateways MGate 5105-MB-EIP are ready-to-run connectivity solutions that easily bring your field data to cloud systems. Check out the video to learn more.