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Wireless

While fieldbuses like PROFIBUS and Industrial Ethernet networks such as PROFINET reduce hard wiring to a minimum, there is often a need to cut costs further by eliminating the cable altogether.

Sometimes, equipment can’t be easily reached with a cable. In other cases – for example with conveyors or cranes - moving equipment can’t be reliably connected using cable.

In such cases, a wireless solution becomes the only option so PI Working Groups are now active in defining how wireless technologies can be deployed across automation networks.  Solutions based on readily-available and widely-accepted technologies are already defined, or are being adopted.

Our well-known PI technologies

PROFIBUS


PROFIBUS is a standardized, open, digital communications system for all areas of application in manufacturing and process automation.

PROFINET


PROFINET is the innovative open standard for Industrial Ethernet. It satisfies all requirements of automation technology.


IO-LINK is an independent sensor / actuator interface solution for use with all automation technologies.

omlox

 

Omlox is an open technology standard for real-time indoor localization systems for industrial manufacturing.