At present, control applications focus not only on reliability but also flexibility. Following current automation trends in automation 4.0, many vendors will need to improve market share in this market segment.
Interface data between third-party functions might be considered to develop parallel to improve the product quality. For controller device, we can classify its interface levels into field level and enterprises level.
Usually, there are no issues when various controller vendors need to transfer data between one to another at the field control level. This is because there are many common protocols like MODBUS, PROFIBUS and etc to exchange data easily between third-parties. However, it is a different story when there is a need to exchange some data at a higher level like in an enterprise system.
A couple of constrains when designing interface system is the data exchange rate and also the time lag which occurs. In order to maintain a high quality data exchange rate, it is often deemed necessary to utilize high-end hardware and software, resulting in a very expensive solution.
Easiest Controller for Data Exchange between Enterprise and Automation Control Level
Phoenix Contact’s controllers, right up from our basic series, have a library which is able to connect directly to a RDBMS database by providing query string patterns like common SQL script. In comparison, other controllers require additional equipment or other APIs to collect data from controller first before sending it to the target database.
Easily enable data transfer from the sensor directly to a DB with Phoenix Contact’s Controllers.
For more information on Phoenix Contact’s Controllers, send me a message and I will get in touch with you soon.
The PI Association Southeast Asia conducted a Profibus / Profinet Seminar in Bangkok, Thailand on 4th September 2014. Coincidentally, during the same period, there was also another event held in Bangkok called the Oil & Gas Thailand (OGET) from 2nd – 4th September 2014.
Coming up to this event, I was really a little worried whether the turn out for this event was going to be good due to the other event. Even though the online registrations were fully booked, sometimes, you never know!
As one of two PROFINET international training centers within Germany, the Phoenix PROFINET Competence Center has been authorized to train certified PROFINET installers and engineers and I am one of the Certified Profinet Engineer trained by Phoenix PROFINET Competence Center.
PROFIBUS and PROFINET International (PI) is the largest automation community in the world and responsible for PROFIBUS and PROFINET, the two most important enabling technologies in automation today.
Here in Phoenix Contact, we consider INNOVATION as a key part of our success and future.
Phoenix Contact is a member of Profibus/Profinet Association South East Asia and we would like to share with Industrial Automation professionals know about an upcoming Profibus/Profinet Seminar in Vietnam.
In today’s automation technology, Ethernet and information technology (IT) are increasingly calling the shots with established standards like TCP/IP and XML. Integrating information technology into automation opens up significantly better communication options between automation systems, extensive configuration and diagnostic possibilities, and network-wide service functionality. These functions have been integral components of PROFINET from the outset. In addition, the demand for increased productivity of machines and plants while at the same time cutting costs has always been the driving force behind innovations in industrial automation.
The Certified PROFINET Engineer course is a world wide recognized training program. It’s standardized by PROFIBUS/PROFINET International to create a quality platform for PROFINET qualified persons who are acknowledged by an official exam.
Now for the first time in South East Asia, you can participate in this training course right here in our premises at Phoenix Contact!
Economic railway operation involves the cost-optimized management of buildings, reliable information systems, safe control of signals and data, as well as the constant and rugged use of components and systems in rail vehicles.
With its TP 3000 series, Phoenix Contact is presenting the second generation of its family of touch panels. The devices set themselves apart as they can be used with a wide range of fieldbuses. Profibus, MPI, CANopen, or serial interfaces are optionally available.
Furthermore, there is a connection for additional Ethernet-based drivers. All devices are factory equipped with one Ethernet and two USB interfaces.
The new Profibus extender from Phoenix Contact enables straightforward integration of remote Profibus devices at data rates of up to 1.5 Mbps. The extender has two DSL connections per device. This means that in addition to point-to-point connections the extender can also be used to easily establish line structures with up to 30 devices.