Posts tagged as Fieldbus

Company-developed EtherCAT now an international standard

  When Beckhoff introduced the concept of EtherCAT at the 2003 Hannover Fair, the system was hailed a major technological development in the automation and control industry. Even before the official market introduction, Beckhoff realised its potential and decided to make EtherCAT an open technology that would be available to every interested organisation. In November […]

Ethernet and the trend to decentralised control solutions

  The driving force behind progress in industrial automation in the last 20 years has without doubt been the networking of automation products via bus systems. The importance of industrial communication within machines and installations is increasing exponentially, especially in the context of recent Industry 4.0 and internet of things (IoT) discussions. Networking is decentralised […]