Integrating Ethernet-APL into Process Instruments

PROFINET over 10BASE-T1L use-cases, including Ethernet-APL, continue to expand across process and factory automation driven by the requirement to connect more field devices to PROFINET networks. Different options exist for integrating Ethernet-APL into instruments depending on their size and capabilities.

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New Video: PROFIBUS vs. 4-20 mA

What are the differences between 4-20 mA and digital fieldbuses? How and when did the transition occur? This whiteboard animation video covers all you need to know about 4-20 mA and fieldbus communication.

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An Overview of omlox Technology

If you are new to the omlox technology, this article is perfect for you. It covers a beginner's overview of omlox, including hubs, core zones, and value propositions.

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New Video: Cables in PROFINET Networks

Many questions arise when setting up a PROFINET network. Since the installation and design steps are critical to building a reliable project, it is important to understand cabling requirements ahead of time. This whiteboard animation video covers all you need to know about cables and PROFINET.

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A Comparison: Fieldbus vs 4-20 mA [Tech Tip]

This article explains one of the most dramatic evolutions in Industrial Automation: the transition from 4-20 mA to digital fieldbuses. It compares the two and highlights key benefits and new control scenarios arising from the implementation of fieldbuses.

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PROFINET Security: Easy and Affordable

With view towards a future with increased networking, for example by Industrie 4.0, situations may arise in which the traditional cell-protection and defense-in-depth concepts alone are not sufficient. Read this Tech Tip for details on PI's approach to PROFINET security.

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