Networking Field Devices
Automated production lines still require an organised hierarchy of controller systems to function properly. Although Ethernet-based networks are becoming increasingly popular, there is still a place for FieldBus nertworks on the plantfloor.
The primary use for industrial fieldbus systems involves connecting and controlling a network of field devices in real-time within a manufacturing plant. These devices include; sensors, actuators, motors, switches, drives and field controllers etc. Fieldbus needs only one communication point at the controller level, allowing hundreds of analogue & digital connections at the same time. As such, this reduces the length and amount of cable required.
However, an effective FieldBus network relies on a well constructed hierarchy of cables that work together to transmit data between the different levels of information and importance. The UNITRONIC BUS cables from LAPP enable a high transmission rate and data flow which facilitates a smooth and reliable data exchange.