Automation World has made available a free webinar titled How to Bulletproof Serial Communications in Industrial Plants. The webinar is immediately available for viewing for registrants at the automation industry publication’s website.
The webinar is presented by B&B Electronics‘ Mike Fahrion, director of product management, and Brian Foster, product manager. They show how plant operators can optimally blend new systems with legacy equipment through data communications.
Practical topics covered include how to pick the right serial standard, grounding practices, protecting against ground loops and electrical surges, and termination myths and biasing facts.
Fahrion has 20 years of experience in data communications design and application. He oversees B&B’s development of machine-to-machine connectivity solutions for wireless and wired networks base don serial, Ethernet, wireless, and USB technologies. Foster, who held U.S. Navy staff command positions in Japan and Washington state in the U.S. and was responsible for submarine communications, manages the serial and USB product lines for B&B.