Processing Magazine

Rockwell Automation ships 1,000,000th DeviceNetâ„¢ node

November 6, 2003
Rockwell Automation recently shipped its 1,000,000th DeviceNetâ„¢ node, which is an open communications network designed to link factory-floor hardware like sensors, pushbuttons, motor starters and drives to control systems. The DeviceNet specification is owned and managed by ODVA, an international association comprised of more than 250 of the world''s leading automation companies. Rockwell, a founding member of ODVA, helped launch the DeviceNet network in 1994 and shipped its first nodes in 1995.