Power Follows Bus

While fieldbus wiring has become decentralized, power supply wiring has stuck to the central wiring approach. New standards such as «M12-Power» now allow the power supply to follow the network wiring. This structured wiring for power and bus can be well described as «Power follows Bus».

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Read more about the article IO-Link Accelerates Digitalization of Process Plants
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IO-Link Accelerates Digitalization of Process Plants

IO-Link is enjoying increasing popularity, with demand for the communications standard growing rapidly, especially in the food & beverage industry and other process control related industries. The fieldbus-independent technology for point-to-point communication is easy to use and cost-effective.

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A Deep Dive into Time-Sensitive Networking

Learn how Time-Sensitive Networking brings determinism to Ethernet—from time synchronization and prioritization to preemption and boundary ports. It can be complex; even Ethernet today, if you were intimately aware of its inner workings, is quite complex. And yet, Ethernet is incredibly easy to use. The same applies to TSN features.

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Vision Becomes Reality: Ethernet and PROFINET in the Field

Process plants must be safe for people, products and the environment. Ethernet is the de facto communication standard, but it does not meet the requirements of process automation without modification. Ethernet with an Advanced Physical Layer (Ethernet-APL) enables long cable lengths, explosion protection, communication and power supply over two wires.

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