Groups collaborating for transparent industrial network structure

The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) and PI are working on a close collaboration that is designed to enable transparent and easy bi-directional communication between CC-Link IE and Profinet devices through standardized interfaces.

12/21/2015


The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) and PI (Profibus & Profinet International) are working on a close collaboration that is designed to enable transparent and easy bi-directional communication between CC-Link IE and Profinet devices through standardized interfaces. To this end, a joint working group is being established to develop the necessary technical specifications to achieve this goal. When work on the specifications is complete, it will be available to members of both organizations for implementation.

Digital communication using a fieldbus or industrial Ethernet is already widely used in modern production plants and is an important building block for increasing productivity. The demand for intelligent communication will continue to increase due to Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). However, the heterogeneous landscape of industrial Ethernet standards that has existed for years poses the problem that devices and machines of different communication systems are unable to exchange data. As a result, there is a growing need for manufacturer-specific transfer specifications and complicated bespoke converters. As users aspire to be ready for Industrie 4.0 or Industrial Internet of Things-based (IIoT) manufacturing systems, the ability to integrate various networks is essential, which is the purpose of this collaboration. 

CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)

www.cc-link.org 

PI (Profibus & Profinet International)

www.profibus.com 

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