Industrial environments present much harsher conditions than are found in typical office environments. They not only often have extremes of temperatures, humidity, dirt, and corrosive materials, they may also contain devices such as motors and mechanical switches, which cause a large amount of electromagnetic interference (EMI).
The challenge with industrial controls as well as with other electronic devices intended for use in these environments is to have them function reliably in spite of adverse conditions. This may mean using a device that’s built to withstand harsh conditions, protecting the device in a specialized cabinet, or both.
Industrial networking solutions are suitable for use in manufacturing, agriculture, military, factory, and refinery environments, to name just a few. They are the choice for anywhere you need extra reliability.