Industrial automation is a sector having vast possibilities for major improvements. The system described in this paper, consists of a Console Master Computer (CMC) which will monitor various physical nodes usually found in a large industry. The proposed paper analyzes the capability of CAN networking which includes data traffic management. The CMC is designed using MATLAB 7.12; the CAN networking is supported using the vehicular network toolbox. The proposed system using CAN has the advantages of being simple in its design which contributes to the overall low cost.