We would like to set up all our PLCs and Fanuc Robots onto an Ethernet system, and get rid of the old-fashioned hardwired I/O going between all four PLCs and robots. The question came up asking if we would want managed or unmanaged switches.
I am not sure which to use and why you choose one over the other. If it helps, here is a list of what we have for the particular cell we are looking at converting over to Ethernet. read more »