Perle integrates the enterprise
the shop floor to the distribution centre, industry is ever
more dependent on sharing information quickly. It's the key
to increasing productivity, improving quality, controlling
inventory, and cutting operating costs.
It's all a question of integration. By ensuring
a smooth information flow from the shop floor to the boardroom,
industry can maximise business opportunities. It often begins
with the need to interface production equipment - including
sophisticated monitoring devices - to the corporate network.
Network enabling such industrial equipment has
enormous advantages. From barcode scanners to programmable
logic controllers (PLCs), there are many devices that require
serial connections. Industrial serial to Ethernet conversion
allows users to monitor or control equipment from across the
Perle technology links industrial automation
and monitoring directly into your Ethernet network. Perle
device networking readily supports external or embedded solutions,
helping add a new level of understanding to your business.
And by instantly providing the right information to the desktop,
it will help you gain competitive advantage.
- Programmable Logic Controllers
- Process Control
- Quality Control
- Environmental Sensors
- Barcode Scanners
- Production Counters
Industrial Automation Market Opportunities
Oil and Gas Utilities Market Opportunities
Enterprise Network fiber–optic deployment – Using Media Converters to unlock performance and reduce costs during upgrades
Media Converters offer major benefits during Backhaul Network fiber-optic upgrades
Media Converters in Campus Networks
Media Converters offer flexible expansion in Horizontal Networks
Managing Large-Scale Media Converter Deployments
Media conversion can unlock the potential of Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs)
Quality of Service: Defining it and identifying its impact on high-priority applications
Stories / Application Notes
Raven Industries Choose Perle Device Servers for integration into Slingshot®
Challenge: Transmission of GPS data to on-tractor hardware within packetized parameters.
Solution: Integration of Perle IOLAN STS4 Device Server into Slingshot® for RS232 connectivity to on-board hardware and transmission of GPS data in real-time.
Results: SmarTrax™ hydraulic-assisted steering system enhances high speed tractor operation and reduces product loss during harvest.
PanGeo Subsea integrates Perle IOLAN Device Servers into Sub-Bottom Imager™ (SBI).
Challenge: Connectivity of multiple sensing devices used to collect information on the condition of the sea floor and transmit this data in real-time to the surface via Ethernet.
Solution: Perle IOLAN Device Server which is temperature hardened and can connect multiple devices with different serial interfaces, RS232, RS422 or RS485, to Ethernet.
Results: The launch of the Sub-Bottom Imager™ which gathers and transmits geo-hazard and seafloor data from the ocean floor to the surface for pipeline route assessment.
Stockton East Water District chooses Perle for fiber to Ethernet upgrade
Challenge: With increased demands for high-speed services and enhanced functionality, SEWD needed to upgrade the existing CAT5 Ethernet network to include fiber optic communications capable of 1GB data rates.
Solution: Install Perle’s Stand-alone Media Converters to bridge the gap between the copper and fiber infrastructures.
Results: A new network architecture that provides high-speed reliability and protection against data loss in-case of fire or flood.
A large US Auto manufacturer integrates existing 100Base-FX fiber based devices into new Gigabit backbone
Challenge: A Large US Automobile Manufacturer needs to integrate an existing 100Base-FX door entry security system into a new copper Gigabit network without replacing the door reader devices or compromising security.
Solution: The Perle MCR Media Converter Chassis’ housing C-100-M2LC2 Fast Ethernet Media Converter Modules provides a solution that is much more cost effective than purchasing a new fiber-capable switch.
Results: An optimum solution that saved equipment replacement cost, time and the auto manufacturer was able to eradicate the separate operation of an old Fast Ethernet network.
Access Control for Personnel Entrances
Challenge: Eliminate multiple
access control computers.
Solution: Connecting the card
readers over an Ethernet network using a serial
Results: A more secure system
and reduced costs through increased efficiencies
in employee database management.
Forties Oil Field uses
Terminal Server technology to interface with SCADA
system for oil flow control
Challenge: Remote monitoring and
control of 5 oil production platforms.
Solution: A Modbus communications
gateway between the RS485 serial network of the Variable
Speed Drives and the SCADA Ethernet based network.
Results: By presenting the serial
data across the network via the Perle IOLAN SDS4 to
the SCADA system, personnel on and offshore are able
to monitor and control the output of the pumps.
Software Systems automates a new semi-conductor
fabrication plant for a Korean manufacturer
Challenge: Enable communication
between Solaris servers and the process controllers
handling robotic equipment.
Solution: Connect process handlers
and bar code readers to the stocker management system
via Perle SX Serial Cards.
Benefit: Communications systems on
line according to the plant start up schedule
Avery Weigh-tronix chose
Perle to help give their customers reliable information.
Challenge: Record, calculate and
transmit raw data in real time to a central point.
Solution: Connect weighing equipment
to a central data management system via Perle
Benefit: Multiple weighing stations
can be monitored from a central control room for a
smoother flow of operation that saves time and money.
Leading supplier standardizes its radiation monitoring protection systems
Challenge: Choose one serial connectivity
product that would work in all sites and applications
to route critical data to one central location.
Solution: The Perle IOLAN Terminal
Servers provided the required features and reliability.
Benefit: The increase in functionality
allowed the supplier to collect more usable data.
A national electrical grid
imlements monitoring and control over new shared
of monitoring and control features of a national
electrical grid over a new shared telecommunications
Solution: Perle Terminal Servers provide
network connectivity for 60 remotely managed station
Benefit: Integration of advanced user authentication
and encryption methods via the IOLAN Terminal Server
Elonex centralizes management
systems to control commercial and manufacturing
Challenge: Integrate 100's of remotely
located production and management systems for up-to-the
minute business information
Solution: Because distance from the
host server was an issue, RIO Serial Cards
and it's remote serial ports provided the perfect solution
Benefit: RIO's flexibility enabled
Elonex to locate serial ports throughtout remote locations
Funktel partners with Perle
to provide reliable radio based security
Challenge: Connect "classified" security
devices to a main server.
Solution: Utilize Perle Serial cards
to provide direct to server connectivity.
Benefit: Quality is ensured to provide
reliable service to a broad list of customers.
Monaco Modernizes Public Parking Infrastructure
From Leased Line to Ethernet
Challenge:Provide transparent COM
port access to parking gates
Solution:Perle IOLAN DS1 Terminal
Server met all requirements for integration into the
Benefit: Continued use of parking
gates with confidence, after entirely modernizing the
Muir Matheson enhances
accurate weather reporting system
Challenge: Transmit RS485 serial
data to a central processing system to make accurate
and real-time weather data available to air traffic
control and pilots.
Solution: Hardwire multiple meterological
sensors to the central processing system via Perle
SX Serial Cards.
Benefit: All RS485 instrument readings
are received reliablyfor automatice processing and
Nasantara Aircraft Industry
upgrades the factory floor
Challenge: Supply Numerical Control
(NC) files to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines
on the shop floor of an extensive manufacturing plant.
Solution: Connect the CNC machines
to the network via Perle Terminal Servers.
Benefit: Massive costs saving by
reducing user intervention on the factory floor.
Subsea 7 provides precise
Challenge: Collect raw data from
GPS receivers and transmit corrected data to a remote
network communications center where it is converted
from IP to serial.
Solution: Network GPS receivers at
reference stations via Perle Terminal Servers and use
the terminal servers to convert the data from serial
to IP and IP to serial.
Benefit: This robust and reliable
solution solves data transfer needs and ensure accurate
GPS positioning information.
Fortune 500 Automotive Company Chooses Perle Device Server To Increase Efficiency On The Shop Floor
Challenge: Decrease the incidence of human error and increase efficiency on the plant floor without replacing existing hardware or software
Solution: Connect the workstation to multiple CNC machines via Perle's IOLAN SDS4, utilizing the serial tunneling and the software selectable serial interface features
Benefit: One workstation replaces several on the shop floor for cost-effective increased efficiency & accuracy