SERCOS III planning, installation guide
SERCOS North America announces the availability of the "SERCOS III Planning and Installation Guide." This guide is intended to support engineers and electricians during the planning and installation phase of a SERCOS III network in order to guarantee trouble-free operation of machines and systems. Cabling with both copper wire and optical fiber is described for both IP20 and IP65/67 protection classes. The specification is based on international standard IEC 61918 (Installation of communication networks in industrial premises), with an added installation profile for SERCOS III, which will be standardized in IEC 61784-5.
SERCOS III uses a component–based approach. Defined cables and connectors are combined and used to connect the automation devices in a machine or system. The total length of the cabling run as well as the number of transitions between cables and connectors are considered. The result is transmission lines that fulfill the requirements for SERCOS III cabling with a distinct reserve – without the necessity to perform extensive planning, calculations and measurements.
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– Edited by Amanda McLeman, Control Engineering, CFE Media, www.controleng.com