Implementing High Speed Ethernet at the Field Device Level
CC-Link IE offers a way of providing high speed Ethernet to the factory floor. It also brings Gigabit Ethernet to the field device level and allows seamless movement of data through one or more network levels. There are many different ways of using Ethernet to provide determinism – in which the result of a particular action occurs within an acceptably finite time needed by the system. But proprietary Ethernet derivatives commonly used for industrial control are often limited to 100 Mb, so large data sets from advanced sensing applications such as machine vision, 3D scanning, and power analysis put a strain on network bandwidth.
- by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Factory Automation Systems Group
- June 29, 2017
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