Our Solutions Include

  • Automation (Industrial Ethernet/IP Control)
  • Management and Administrative Solutions (Software/Top Floor)   
  • Infrastructure
  • Network
  • Cabling
  • Power

Bringing It All Together

Have you considered Ethernet/IP on the plant floor?  During the past two decades, many protocols, both open and proprietary, have evolved for factory/plant automation. This has become problematic as industrial protocols are not interoperable, either to each other or to the Industrial Ethernet/IP in front offices. Industrial Ethernet/IP solves this problem. It provides a common platform among various processing equipment, and offers a seamless cross-transfer of critical data between the plant floor and front office.
Industrial Ethernet/IP facilitates the convergence of production, data acquisition, purchasing, quality, logistics, sales and building automation systems on one common infrastructure; improving network efficiency, reducing operational costs and increasing manufacturing productivity. It improves communication between devices, helping streamline critical processes and typical applications which include:
  • Monitoring manufacturing operations and processes
  • Controlling manufacturing operations and processes locally and remotely
  • Data acquisition for ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), production, purchasing, quality, logistics and sales
  • Transfer of design files for engineering parameters

Industrial Ethernet/IP from French Gerleman

Helping You Lead the Way

French Gerleman’s highly trained and knowledgeable data communication Account Managers, Engineers and Product Specialists can help you create, design and implement the right infrastructure for your company. We help industrial customers develop a unified communication approach that helps mitigate the risk across multiple systems and functional departments and increases business agility throughout the enterprise.

As one of the largest independent distributors of automation, electrical supply, power transmission and datacom products and services in the Midwest, we’ve helped hundreds of manufacturing partners/customers implement the right solutions for their businesses.

We Know Industrial Automation

Industrial Automation and Data Communication Solutions from French Gerleman.When you partner with French Gerleman you not only benefit from our more than 85 years of experience in industrial manufacturing, you also gain access to some of the industry’s most knowledgeable and experienced product and technology specialists. 

Our onstaff pre- and post-sales TechCenter staff combined with the best manufacturer products and resources in the industry help to ensure a smooth integration of technology and communication solutions for your company.

Maintain a Competitive Advantage

From plant floor to front office, French Gerleman has the knowledge, resources and expertise assisting small, mid-sized and enterprise manufacturers integrate information using the most current technologies and industry best practices.

We partner with industry leading manufacturers that provide state-of-the-art technology and the most advanced data communication solutions for industrial environments. We’ll work with you to identify the right products and develop the right solutions for your specific business requirements and applications.

Lower Costs with Single Sourcing

Placing and following up on multiple purchase orders for a project can be costly and time-consuming. 

French Gerleman’s $17-million inventory, one of the largest in the region, makes it easy for you to issue one purchase order to a single source for your entire project. 

Single sourcing also reduces costs associated with receiving material from multiple vendors.

Getting Started

Leverage our industry expertise. 

Contact us today and speak to one of our knowledgeable Account Managers. 

We’d like to learn more about your data communication requirements and the opportunity to design the best solution for your company.

For more information, complete an online information request, call us toll free at 866-808-4240 or e-mail info@frenchgerleman.com.