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Creative Solutions for Industrial Automation

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Industrial Automation

Industrial Automation

In an industry as unique as industrial automation, it can be difficult to find the products to fit your business’ needs. Comtrol’s products have many applications in the industrial space. Our DeviceMaster UP, RocketLinx Industrial Ethernet switches, and IO-Link Masters have been utilized in manufacturing and distribution centers, connecting multiple production processes, and in making efficient applications run seamlessly.

With its feature rich options, Comtrol’s DeviceMaster UP provides EtherNet/IP™, Modbus/TCP, Modbus RTU/ASCII, and PROFINET connectivity to a wide variety of devices. Easily connect your PLCs to serial and Ethernet TCP/IP devices such as barcode scanners, RFID readers, weigh scales, vision systems, printers, encoders, and sensors. DeviceMaster UP has been used in many industrial automation settings to improve the efficiency of assembly lines, communication between different automated systems, and more.

The RocketLinx Industrial Ethernet switches are designed to meet the performance and environmental demands for applications requiring extended operating temperatures, rugged housings and high performance and reliability. With both managed and unmanaged models available, the RocketLinx ES series of switches provide cost-effective networking solutions delivering the industry’s best Ethernet switch technologies.

Offering advanced industrial protocol gateways such as IO-Link masters, to ruggedized Ethernet and PoE switches, power supplies, and media converters, Comtrol has a solution for your industrial manufacturing application.

Custom DeviceMaster for Product Organization

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Custom DeviceMaster

Custom DeviceMaster

A large company approached Comtrol with a tricky situation. Because the client’s primary business required the rapid and efficient movement of merchandise, they were continuously sorting thousands of barcode labels every day. The client’s current sorting platforms could not process any barcodes longer than 10-digits, and with such large volumes of barcodes, they needed a way to upgrade their system. This urgent need for a cost efficient and timely solution brought the company to Comtrol Corporation.

Comtrol was able to design and implement a custom solution for this client. Using a DeviceMaster UP, Comtrol created custom message routing, custom diagnostic and configuration pages, and full documentation on the custom product.

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What Type of Fiber do You Have?

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It doesn’t matter with Comtrol’s Ethernet switches!

You are looking for the perfect networking solution to match all of your traffic needs.  You have a limited amount of funds for the project and can’t afford to replace all of your multi-mode fiber with single-mode fiber.  So instead, you have to utilize both your multi-mode and single-mode fiber that is currently in the ground throughout the city.

How do you decide which switch to go with?  With Comtrol’s RocketLinx® industrial Ethernet switch line you don’t have to worry about purchasing two different Ethernet switches to get the job done.  Instead we have a full managed switch line that will take care of running multi-mode and single-mode fiber on the same switch.

Ethernet Switches


Industrial Headache Relief & Time Saver with DeviceMaster® UP

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Is your project quickly approaching the deadline? Are you on a tight schedule and have no time to waste installing and configuring difficult-to-use gateways? Or are you just having trouble isolating the problem that is causing your system to go down or operate in a degraded state?

Comtrol DeviceMaster UP Industrial Ethernet Gateway Solution

Comtrol’s DeviceMaster UP provides diagnostic and communication features that other gateways do not.  These capabilities provide an extra hand to assist integrators throughout the installation troubleshooting stages of a project as well as maintenance during the lifetime of the deployment.


Aircraft Part Manufacturing Automation

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DeviceMaster UP: Manufacturing Automation

A large sensor and measuring instrument manufacturer has teamed up with Comtrol to offer an innovative factory automation capability to industrial manufacturers and warehouse distribution centers.  Optimizing efficiency and increasing productivity through mechanization and industrial innovation is the goal.

An industrial production company creating aircraft parts received a plan from a factory automation integrator to streamline a floor process in the warehouse.  The specific assembly process was responsible for etching numbers onto finished parts and readying them for shipment.

Included in the assembly, the sensor manufacturer’s laser marking machine etches part numbers on the completed projects.  A robotic arm then receives each etched piece and packs it properly for shipping.  This configuration is integrated and controlled by a PLC, PC application and Comtrol’s DeviceMaster® UP 2-Port 2E with its DualConnectPlus™ feature.  This manufacturer needed to connect the raw/ASCII laser marker over serial RS-232 to an EtherNet/IP enabled PLC.

Laser Marking Assembly - DeviceMaster UP



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