Design Zone for Manufacturing

Design Zone for Manufacturing - Converged Plantwide Ethernet

Integrate Industrial Automation

Deploy an Ethernet and IP-based infrastructure for Industrial Automation Control Systems.

Integrate Industrial Automation

Design Guidance for Connected Factory and Plantwide Ethernet

The Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) Design and Implementation Guide provides an Ethernet and IP-networking based architecture for industrial Ethernet applications. Although CPwE applies to multiple industries, this Cisco Validated Design (CVD)guide focuses on the manufacturing industry. The CPwE specifically helps manufacturers seeking to integrate or upgrade their Industrial Automation and Control System (IACS) networks to standard Ethernet and IP networking technologies.

These manufacturers are interested in:

  • Globalizing operations through IT integration with IACS.
  • Reducing mean-time-to-repair and increasing overall equipment effectiveness
  • Lowering the total cost of ownership of their current IACS network approach
  • Mitigating risks by improving network uptime and equipment availability with superior security
  • Reducing costs and improved asset utilization

This guide represents a collaborative development effort from Cisco Systems and Rockwell Automation. It is built on, and adds to, design guidelines from the Cisco Ethernet-to-the-Factory (EttF) solution and the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture.

Design and Implementation Guides

Validated Design Publish Date CVD (Cisco Validated Design) White Paper

Factory Automation

September, 2011

Factory Automation CVD

Factory Automation White paper

Resilient Factory (REP)

July, 2014

Resilient Factory (REP) CVD

Resilient Factory (REP) White paper

Factory Wireless

November, 2014

Factory Wireless CVD

Factory Wireless White paper