Industrial Network Architectures: Structure, Types & Examples


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Why have industrial systems started to use high-level languages?

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1. What are the International Standards Organization and Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) basic reference models?

2. Switch sensor are used to (a)_____ the limit switch, proximity sensor, and other (b)_____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set will help you assess your knowledge of industrial network architectures. You will be quizzed on their components and standards.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following topics:

  • Use of high-level languages in industrial systems
  • The basic reference models
  • Functions of switch sensors in industrial networks
  • The purpose of safety buses
  • Networks needed to transmit digital discrete sensor data

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw important information from the related industrial network architecture lesson
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about networks
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding safety buses

Additional Learning

To learn more about industrial network architectures review the accompanying lesson called Industrial Network Architectures: Structure, Types & Examples. This lesson addresses the following:

  • Historical context of industrial network structure and standards
  • Types of sensor networks
  • Use of Open Platform Communications (OPC) for information access
  • The categories of critical industrial infrastructures