Making Informed Decisions about Wireless DNC

Wired and Wireless DNC

Wireless DNC, MDC and other shop floor devices have some great benefits. When you are considering the question of wired vs wireless, there are some potential issues that you will want to consider. The intention of this article is to help you make an informed decision on whether or not wireless has a role to play in your DNC, MDC or other similar solution. Wireless shop floor … [Read more...]

Isolate your CNC Network by Dual Homing DNC Max

Simple Network vs Dual Homed DNC Max Solution

Typically with CNC Communication products including our CIMCO DNC Max server, the software resides on a server on the main network. Some companies and government agencies have requirements that don't allow their CNC Controls to be accessible on the main network. This is actually a smart policy and you might have read about the SIEMENS vulnerability earlier this week. If you … [Read more...]

Vulnerability in SIEMENS Simatic S7-1200


It is certainly not typical for CNC Controls or Industrial Automation Systems to be accessible to exploit without a network first being compromised, but the ramifications can be very significant. For that reason we keep an eye on the security updates related to Industrial Automation Systems. If you do not have any of these systems in your facility this can still serve as a … [Read more...]