DeviceNet Basics

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DeviceNet is one of the most common communication protocols used in the automation industry. As an open source product managed by the Open DeviceNet Vendors Association (ODVA), it has become an industry standard. This course covers the basics of a DeviceNet network including dozens of related items from power supplies to cables to communication between sensors and actuators; this training module provides a framework for anyone working with a DeviceNet network.

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  • Introduction to DeviceNet
  • Open DeviceNet Vendors Association
  • Benefits of DeviceNet


  • Component Overview
  • Connectors
    • Device Taps
  • Tap Enclosures
  • Terminating Resistors
  • Power Supplies
  • Photoelectric Sensors
  • Strobe Lights
  • Modular DSA I/O System
  • Push Button Stations

The Network

  • Control Area Network
    • Information Layer
    • Control Layer
    • Device Layer
  • Types of Cables
    • Thick Cable
    • Thin Cable
    • Flat Cable


  • Network Grounding
  • Common Problems
    • Terminating Resistors
    • Power Supplies
  • Troubleshooting