Profinet real time (RT) and Profinet isochronous real time (IRT) can be employed to deliver data within a Profinet network, but they are best used for specific applications.
Users will employ three major pieces of hardware when building an industrial network with Profinet: controllers, devices, and general infrastructure.See video containing a live demo.
Ethernet Advanced Physical Layer (E-APL), an enhanced physical layer for single-pair Ethernet (SPE) based on 10BASET1L, could help process manufacturers move on from 4-20 mA technology.
Single-pair Ethernet (SPE) can help the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) drive industrial automation forward and manufacturers can benefit.
Ethernet-APL standard is complete, products are on the way: Two-wire, 10Mbit/s Ethernet for process industries
See 10 Ethernet-APL benefits, including technical specifications, test standards, and two-wire Ethernet physical layer components enabling deployment of high-speed communication field instruments in hazardous process automation environments, available after 3 years of work.
Profinet is an open Industrial Ethernet solution designed to exchange data between controllers and devices in an automation setting.
Time-sensitive networking (TSN) has become a must-have for factories looking to the future and can help merge information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT).
Single-pair Ethernet (SPE) provides an enabling platform that allows the migration from various legacy networks to one universal physical layer.
OPC UA uses Ethernet Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) and the Ethernet Advanced Physical Layer (APL) for controller-to-controller communications, aiming for standard industrial interoperability.
Technology ranges from the simple to the sophisticated