Network Planning

Network Planning

Dedicated to helping you optimize your industrial network

Powerful networks serve as the foundation for driving industrial digitalization

        Whether it's ensuring trouble-free plant operation or seamlessly connecting multiple plant networks and network levels (OT/IIT/IT), the strength and reliability of your network are crucial for efficient (data) communication. When planning a reliable industrial network, there are several key considerations to keep in mind.

        Each network, whether new or existing, is unique and presents its own set of challenges and requirements. While there are common characteristics and functions, customization is essential to ensure that network solutions effectively adapt to specific applications and operating conditions, enabling reliable and efficient performance.


        As experts in industrial communication networks, we specialize in assisting plant constructors and operators in all aspects of planning, commissioning, and operating cutting-edge industrial networks. Our services encompass the development of tailor-made network solutions for new plants, as well as comprehensive testing and optimization of existing plant networks. We are committed to delivering solutions that enhance the reliability, efficiency, and performance of your industrial network

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Efficient energy management

> Avoidance of load peaks
> Identification of nominal current deviations
> Consumption forecasts for purchasing optimization

Permanent condition monitoring

> Reduction of throughput times
> Avoidance of downtimes
> Securing availability

Preventive maintenance

> Avoiding breakdowns
> Guarantee network stability
> Be able to act before it is too late

Automated inventory

> Overview of all assets and vulnerabilities
> Exposure of the security vulnerable devices


Our adjusting screws for your success

> Plan OT networks according to the requirements of function and digitization
> Intensification of the exchange between operator and installer
> Highlighting data treasures - leveraging existing resources
> Bringing IIT and OT together without hurdles and barriers
> Determining responsibilities
> Establishment of access rules, their control and implementation

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Your road to an optimized network

Network planning industrial networks

1 - The kick-off
Plant projects usually include a basic planning of the individual plant and the network it contains. (ACTUAL)

Network planning industrial networks - Evaluation of the target state

2 - The need for integration
The plant concept and the connected networks are checked by us. The total required network performance is calculated. (TARGET)

network planning industrial networks - concept analysis

3 - The concept analysis
Based on the ACTUAL and TARGET status, we check the existing network concept and the network components used for their suitability.

professional network planning of industrial networks

4 - The network planning
Based on all relevant requirements, network structure and components, such as switches, are coordinated with each other.

network planning industrial networks - project implementation

5 - The realization
In a final step, our experts accompany the implementation in an advisory role or provide technical measurement support during the approval process and commissioning.


Advantages of network planning (per user group)


Mechanical / plant engineering

(electrical construction)


Creating stable, cost-efficient networks




> Designing modern, digitalized     systems

> High cost pressure         (competitors + customers)


Advantages of network planning


> Simplified commisioning (costs _)

> Lower service costs (costs _) already during warranty

> Stronger network infrastructure (mostly price neutral)


Plant operator

(maintenance / availability)



Networks as basis for maximum availability




> Long-term profitability

> Maximize plant availibity




Advantages of network planning


> Basis for high system availability (more fault reserves, less error sources)

> Reduced maintenance costs (plannable, targeted measures)

> Lower or no remodeling costs


Plant operator

(IT / networking)



High-performance networking from OT to IT




> Linking single networks     (interference-free)

> Coordination of processes &     components


Advantages of network planning


> Interference-free integration of different networks)

> Avoid infrastructure-related bottlenecks

> Lower or no remodeling costs

Independent Network Planning for Industry & Engineering

       Until a few years ago, industrial plant networks, in particular, operated separately from one another (referred to as homogeneous networks). However, with increasing connectivity and modern monitoring solutions, maintaining this separation has become the exception rather than the norm. Consequently, most industrial networks today are heterogeneous or convergent networks. The interconnection of these modern industrial networks presents new challenges for planners and operators.

Evolving Criteria for Networks and Components

       The complexity of industrial networks and their requirements is already evident in the initial planning stages, including the design of cable routes, industrial switches, and other network components. Gone are the days when network components from the same manufacturer as the used PLC could be simply installed. In the future, the selection of the appropriate network infrastructure components will primarily depend on the specific requirements of the individual segments as well as the overall network.

Tailored Network Planning instead of Costly Oversizing

       Besides planning highly available industrial networks, the economic efficiency of these networks plays a crucial role in every phase. While generous oversizing may save time during network planning, the subsequent costs of materials and additional maintenance efforts often negate any initial savings. Therefore, our specialization lies in adapting industrial networks to meet the exact on-site requirements.

Industrial networks in transition - a short explanation


Planned implementation instead of complicated temporary solutions

       Whether you have an established facility or a new one, say goodbye to transitional solutions and outdated procedures. Our expert guidance will show you how to optimize your plant networks, unlocking economic benefits and reducing maintenance costs for tomorrow.

Data volume in individual plant networks is constantly increasing

       Machines and plants are becoming increasingly complex, equipped with more sensors and data sources. Despite the growing data volume (network load ↗), it remains crucial to transport prioritized process data seamlessly and in real-time, without any losses.

Exchange of process data across plants (plant networking)

       If several systems are operated in parallel, they often have to exchange comprehensive process data. In addition to ensuring smooth data exchange, these connections must meet all the requirements for network performance and security.

Network communication has evolved to be more versatile and expansive

       In addition to pure process communication (e.g., only PROFINET), modern industrial networks must also be able to handle various communication protocols and applications. Unplanned networks can quickly reach their limits when these networks are exchanging prioritized process data and additional data from connected network cameras, user panels, and other devices.

What does this mean for operators of industrial plants?

       For both existing and new plants, machine networks must be prepared to ensure smooth operation and secure data exchange. By doing so, you can establish a solid foundation for the digital transformation of your machine processes. This proactive approach helps avoid costly structural adjustments and maintenance procedures during the operating phase. If this sounds interesting to you, consider planning your networks with InduSol America.

What does this mean for industrial plant manufacturers?

       Industrial plant networks must be able to adapt to changing requirements and the growing need for connectivity. By engaging in targeted network planning, you can proactively identify potential weak points in the structure and infrastructure. This allows for simplified commissioning, even amidst increasing complexity.

Get in touch with us to enjoy peace of mind when planning your industrial network.