Industrial Networking

Getting measurement and control signals to and from your instruments is central to your automation strategy. Yokogawa supports a wide variety of Fieldbus technologies, including conventional 4-20mA, wired digital networks, and wireless ISA100.11a. These industrial networking products are employed at the device, host, and solution level, depending on your needs.

  • Field Wireless

    • Flexible wireless solutions
    • Enables less investment in infrastructure
    • Provides greater insights into plant operations
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  • Device Smart Communicators

    • Yokogawa FieldMate 
    • Rugged, hazardous area certified smart field devices
    • Aid instrumentation and maintenance technicians
    • Field instrument configuration, commissioning, troubleshooting
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  • VJET Ethernet/RS-485 Converter

    The VJET Ethernet/RS-485 converter is a compact, plug-in type communication converter that uses the Modbus/TCP for connecting to host devices with Ethernet and uses the Modbus/RTU for connecting to devices with RS-485.

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What is Industrial Networking?

Industrial networks manage large-scale data via network control systems and industrial networking products such as network converters, field wireless devices, device smart communicators, and more.

Applications of Industrial Networking

  • Monitoring
  • Operation
  • Control
  • Data collection
  • Data storage

For the following types of facilities:

  • Oil and gas wells, pipelines, small-medium sized oil process facilities
  • Water and wastewater facilities
  • Chemical, iron/steel, pulp/paper, food, pharmaceutical process facilities
  • Wind/steam turbines, hydropower generation facilities

Benefits of Industrial Networking

  • Scalable
  • Reliable



A power plant in the Northeast was under pressure to meet State EPA requirements of reporting fuel consumption (used for emissions monitoring). The issue was digging a costly trench from the pump house to the control room building in order to run fiber optic cable that delivers a flow meter signal to the plant's historian where reports could be generated. The cost would be $20,000.00 alone to dig the trench.


Plant consists of numerous outfall meter locations. These remote locations need to be monitored and the flow signals brought into the DCS system. There is AC power available at each site but currently no way to bring back analog signals along the existing infrastructure. Each location will have a Yokogawa AXF Magnetic Flow meter installed. The (4) sites current listed below will need to be connected to the Suwanee River Chemical Plant. There will be more sites added in the future.

Application Note

The site consists of (10) remote wells with one central location that will collect all the data and have it available via Modbus TCP into the plant's DCS. Each well site has (1) 4-20 madc input from a flow meter, along with (1) DO signal to start the pump and (1) DI to read back the pump status. There is AC power available at each site. A path study was done before based on the GPS coordinates given for each site.


The changes in social environment, such as globalization of enterprise activities, depletion of natural resources, and eco-oriented movement will affect the structure of mass production. Control systems must be prepared with flexibility and scalability in both size and function to adjust to the changes.

Yokogawa Technical Report

To configure a compact, low-power medium attachment unit for field buses, i.e., a fieldbus MAU, an IC comprising a power generator, transmitter/receiver and other functions is needed. While we at Yokogawa had already developed a fieldbus MAU IC, we have now developed another MAU IC that includes large-scale design changes made mainly to comply with the low-power signaling requirements of the fieldbus specifications. 

Yokogawa Technical Report

Progress in digital signal processing and network technologies has enabled advanced functions which cannot be achieved by traditional field devices with 4-20 mA signal, to be implemented on field devices. Standardization of international fieldbus specifications, notably the FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus, has enabled users to build optimum field networks comprised of freely chosen field devices from various device vendors.


March 2007

Here's how Shell upgraded from a pneumatic instrumented plant to a fully digital control system.


A Perspective on New Technology Impacts on the Chemical Processing Industry by Sergio Fernandes, Chemical Market Leader, Yokogawa Corporation of America



Decades of operation, modernization and expansion have left many chemical plants with a somewhat haphazard automation mix of different controls, process control systems, remote I/Os and field devices. The various components may use different communication protocols such as HART, PROFIBUS or FOUNDATION Fieldbus, and are often based on different device integration technologies. 

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