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Industrial Networking

Industrial Networking
The success of industrial automation depends on reliable and efficient communication of devices within a network.
As the number of devices within automation system increases and the data become more complex,
a stable and strong connection between components has become essential.
Autonics offers various industrial communication supported products for systematical connection
and communication between devices to build more efficient automation systems.
Advantages of Industrial Networking
System integration by
exchanging data across the field
Flexibility and efficiency
to production systems
Field innovation with
open protocols and solutions
Accurate and stable
data transmission
Increased reliability in
managing devices and systems
As Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory are becoming more prominent in manufacturing, the importance of industrial networking technology is also increasing.
Industrial networks enable the exchange of data in the field by connecting devices and systems within a network for increased efficiency and improved productivity in manufacturing lines.
Industrial network has evolved to collect and transmit an increasing volume of important data in a timely manner.
From standard Fieldbus protocol to Industrial Ethernet, networking technology is continuously improving to offer easier connection, higher transmission speeds, and increased compatibility within systems.
Industrial Networking at a Glance
Fast and simple automation system has become the standard in this era of batch production of diverse models.
Industrial networking has been integrated into manufacturing lines to manage and operate the system more efficiently.
In the past, analog signals were used to transmit input and output values. More recently however,
digital signals are being used to share crucial data and signals between devices. Currently,
industrial networking is achieved through Fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet communication.
Communication Interface & Protocols
For devices to communicate with each other, the communication interface and protocol must match with each other. Communication interface refers to the physical specifications of the communication port, and protocol refers to the specific rules for data communication. Various communication protocols are available in the market from diverse associations.
※ Communication protocols listed below are supported by Autonics products.
Modbus TCP is the Modbus RTU protocol with a TCP/IP interface that runs on Ethernet. It has since become an industry standard method for the transfer of discrete/analog I/O information and register data between master devices and monitoring devices.
CC-Link IE
CC-Link IE network offers an ultra speed of 1 Gbps broad bandwidth capacity for real-time performance. Seamless flexible networking is possible with ring topology. CC-Link IE provides CC-Link IE Control and CC-Link IE Field.
EtherNet/IP is an industrial network protocol that adapts the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) to standard Ethernet. EtherNet/IP can be used with general Ethernet and switches. There is no limit to the number of nodes with classes support, so various devices in the factory can be connected into one network.
PROFINET is an industry technical standard for data communication over Industrial Ethernet, with a particular strength in delivering data under tight time constraints. The standard is maintained and supported by Profibus and ProfNet International, and offers three different technology of class.
EtherCAT is an Ethernet-based fieldbus suitable for both hard and soft real-time computing requirements in automation technology. EtherCAT is developed to apply Ethernet for automation applications requiring short data update times with low communication jitter and reduced hardware costs.
Industrial Ethernet
With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution and the rise of the IoT concept, previously separate networking for device, control, and information need to be integrated into one network. Industrial Ethernet allows construction of integrated networks in industrial sites with high transmission speed, real-time control, and high compatibility.
Modbus RTU
Modbus RTU is an open serial protocol derived from the Master/Slave architecture. It is a widely accepted serial level protocol due to its ease of use and reliability. Modbus RTU is widely used within Building Management Systems (BMS) and Industrial Automation Systems (IAS).
CC-Link is the high-speed field network able to simultaneously handle both control and information data. With the high communication speed of 10 Mbps, CC-Link can achieve the maximum transmission distance of 100 meters and connect to 64 addresses. Daisy Chain structure offers flexibility of cable length reduces work when wiring devices.
DeviceNet is a network protocol utilized the Common Industrial Protocol over a Controller Area Network media layer and takes advantage of CAN, making it low-cost and robust compared to the traditional RS-485 based protocols. Typical applications include information exchange, safety devices, and large I/O control networks.
PROFIBUS is an open communication fieldbus widely used in Process Automation (PA) and production sites. PROFIBUS can connect up to 124 slave and 3 master devices in one communication line. Each device can be set to its own network address and supports to up to 126 addresses for independent control groups.
IO-Link is an industrial communications networking standard (IEC 61131-9) for bi-directional exchange of information between IO-Link devices and IO-Link master. Information collected from IO-Link devices can be delivered to IO-Link master for increased operating efficiency.
HART Communication Protocol (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) is a hybrid analog + digital industrial automation open protocol. It can communicate over legacy 4–20 mA analog instrumentation current loops, sharing the pair of wires used by the analog-only host systems. HART communication protocol transfers digital data at a rate of 1200 bps with half-duplex method.
Fieldbus is an industrial network that transmits the data of the sensor, controller, and output of industrial automation system in a reliable and noise-resistant form. Due to the advantage of digital method, large signals can be transmitted over a long distance compared to the existing analog communication. Easier installation in possible because a single network line can be used instead of multiple cables for each field device or input/output module.
Autonics Products with Communication Support
Autonics offers various products with communication support
for various protocols within Fieldbus and Ethernet interfaces,
offering flexibility to users to integrate our products with
existing systems and products.
Autonics Products with Communication Support
  • Laser Displacement Sensors
    (Communication Converter for Laser Displacement Sensors)
  • Fiber Optic Sensors
    (Digital Fiber Optic Amplifier Communication Converters)
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