Ethernet to the field
Bringing Ethernet to the field is possible with Ethernet-APL
Process plants strive for efficient engineering and plant design. It is important to achieve a fast start-up and commissioning and to produce with efficiency and quality. Digitalization 4.0 uses valuable data from the field level for optimizing processes. Field level connectivity and data access are crucial. So far, there were limitations such as low speed, limited bandwidth and defined protocol conversions. An Ethernet technology meeting the requirements of process plants is beneficial.
The leading standards organizations worked together with major industry partners like Endress+Hauser to specify an advanced physical layer for Ethernet which meets the requirements of process industries. Ethernet-APL is designed to be open, future-proof and ready for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Power and data via 2-wire cable
Ethernet speed with 10 Mbit/s full-duplex
Hazardous area protection for all zones and divisions, including intrinsic safety
Terminal clamps includingpolarity independence or M12 connectors
Open for any kind of Industrial Ethernet protocol