Hello,How can I put together a network that connects to manufacturing equipment, such as SMT and AOI equipment, but is behind the firewall of the main network in the facility. I don't want the configuration of equipment to be effected by the current network, but need to be able to get SPC data from this equipment.
You will need to open up the ports that are needed for communication to those pieces of equipment. Depending on how good your firewall is you can set up rules for certain IPs only or ranges of IPs so the whole network is opened up on that port. I would check with the equipment manufacturer and see if they have any info on what needs to be done.