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In a certain area of our facility we have several machine that manufacture a handful of products. These machines were built at random intervals starting in the late 80's and consequently have a range of different PLCs that are used to control them (SLC 500 to ControlLogix L61). The other areas of our facility use a server that has a historian installed (Canary) and the client (Axiom) is installed on our computer so we can view data trends in real time. I would like to network our PLCs mentioned in the first paragraph to this historian to gather production and maintenance data. I know that I need to network these devices through an OPC server (which we have). Several of these devices have been connected through DH+ and/or Ethernet networks in the past but are no longer connected. We recently connected some of the DH+ Devices to the Ethernet network (just to see if we could) with a Prosoft AN-X2-AB-DHRIO. My questions are: Are there any best practices for networking devices with different protocols, i.e. DH+, Ethernet, etc.? Is the way we have it set up now (with the Prosoft DH+ to Ethernet bridge) a robust (scalable, etc.) solution? Is there a better way to do this? Is it worth getting EtherNet/IP cards for the PLCs that don't have them? If anyone has any experience with a similar scenario, insights/advice would be much appreciated