Troubleshooting system for DeviceNet reduces downtime

SST has introduced a suite of DeviceNet diagnostic products, to help engineers and integrators to certify DeviceNet industrial network installations and prevent plant automation downtime by predicting faults.

SST has introduced the NetAlert, a suite of DeviceNet diagnostic products, to help engineers and integrators to certify DeviceNet industrial network installations, speed DeviceNet maintenance and prevent plant automation downtime by predicting faults.

The NetAlert product family consists of the patent-pending DeviceNet PowerMonitor, TrafficMonitor and NetMeter tools. Steve Montgomery, VP Technology for SST’s parent company Woodhead Industries stated: ‘NetAlert products should reduce DeviceNet downtime by 90% or more and allow users to predict maintenance needs, not just react to failures.’

NetAlert simplifies installation yet can be easily retrofitted into existing networks, it is claimed. The diagnostic suite is a complete, multi-layer DeviceNet diagnostic solution, said Montgomery.

SST was the first company worldwide to pass ODVA Conformance Testing and holds elected seats on the Open Data Highway Plus Vendor Association’s (ODVA) Board of Directors and Technical Review Board.

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