The Final Push for APL

Sometimes you get the feeling that it’s almost good etiquette for work to be delayed on large-scale projects. It doesn’t have to be this way, though, as shown by results from the 2-wire Ethernet solution for process automation: Ethernet APL (Advanced Physical Layer).

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PROFINET over APL – Overview and Details

Ethernet is the de-facto communication standard in enterprises, but it does not meet process automation requirements without modification. Ethernet-APL will enable long cable lengths and explosion protection via intrinsic safety with communication and power over two wires.

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New Products – November 2020

New products this month include: Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) chips from Analog Devices and Texas Instruments; IO-Link chips from Maxim Integrated and STMicroelectronics; upgraded PROFIBUS and PROFINET cables from HELUKABEL; and forked sensors with IO-Link from Leuze.

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New Single Pair Ethernet with PROFINET

Condition monitoring and asset management applications require support for potentially remote sensors that need robust communication over a long distance. New SPE physical layer standards completed in the IEEE combined with PROFINET offer new connectivity solutions for communicating asset health insights for condition monitoring applications.

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Regional News – November 2020

Three Regional PI Associations (RPAs) announce news this month. PI China participated in the CIIF tradeshow in Shanghai in September; PI Brazil has hosted multiple webinars over the past few months; and PI Netherlands recently put on a successful PROFI education week.

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