Control Systems Engineers are responsible for designing, improving, and supporting systems in manufacturing and process plants. They work with Industrial Automation devices like Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Supervisory Controls (SCADA), Industrial Ethernet Switches (IES), Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI), variable frequency motor drives (VFD), and a wide variety of networked actuators, sensors and other IIOT. Most of these devices can be connected with Industrial Ethernet copper and fiber cables running a variety of industrial protocols like ProfiNET, EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP, EtherCAT, and CC-Link.
When something goes wrong in a process, the Controls Engineer is often called in to determine if the problem is related to control logic, devices, or the Industrial Ethernet cable between devices. Controls Engineers support a wide variety of equipment and processes and need tools to determine if problems are in the network cable, the devices, or device configurations. Click here to learn more about our Industrial Ethernet Cabling resources.
Designing, installing and maintaining a reliable physical cable plant is essential to the well-being of today's mission-critical LANs. End-user organizations, builders, property owners and contractors hire you for network cabling services as a professional cable consultant to analyze, design and recommend telecommunications products and services. Fluke Networks provides many tools for network cabling services by network cabling architects, network designers and cable consultants. Improve your eefficiency of network cabling services with Fluke Networks Tools.
Network cabling contractors and installers—the professionals who are responsible for designing, installing and certifying structured wiring networks for their customers—are facing huge challenges as well as opportunities in today’s market. Several trends are having a dramatic impact on networking and on the roles of these professionals, who are charged with planning and deploying networks for organizations.
Support of the enterprise network falls to the Network Engineer, and the network is only as good as the copper or fiber infrastructure that supports it. Network engineers and their cabling plant need to be ready to support the latest networking technologies. And as the final escalation point for any performance problem, the Network Engineer need to have the tools necessary to determine if problems are in the network or elsewhere.