International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems
In this paper, the authors discuss a new solution for switch management in intelligent manufacturing network. It makes PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) communication module have the switch management features and exchange I/O data in manufacturing network. The switch manager has used the chip of the Ethernet switch device 88E6165. The Marvell 88E6165 device embedded in communication devices is a single-chip 6 port gigabit Ethernet switch with five integrated gigabit Ethernet transceivers. It performs the tasks of switch management, a series of services and applications are supported in PLC when it is running in a manufacturing network.