The high complexity of industrial production processes, has generated in the market a need of complex communications interfaces, generating an increase of the transmission band, aspect that the normal fieldbus are not able to provide.
Research has explored many standard and finally focused on Ethernet, an interface used in B2C, but further renewed for the industrial world in order to make it usable for deterministic and real-time level.
Automata, a multinational companies of Cannon Group, for over 35 years designs, develops, engineers, produces and installs solutions for factory automation.
The story of Automata has always been linked to the use of fieldbus and real time Ethernet: CAN, Modbus, EtherCAT and Sercos interface solutions for a variety of fields. Here are some of the most special cases.
Cannon Automata has developed a number of projects with several companies in this market, developing Sniffer, real black boxes, which integrate the Industrial Ethernet technology for maintenance of nautical and land transport.
On military frigates, specifically for the drive and the naval handling, was adopted a Real-Time Ethernet solution Sercos with optical fiber, that promotes the long distances and has a high reliability to interference through the closed loop topology, in which if the loop is broken it does not involve the loss of synchronization features or communication. In the land transport, Cannon Automata has integrated and concluded projects for rail and military market. In this latter, in fact, has introduced on military vehicles for transport of persons, again Sercos, for internal and external vision, and the interchange of operator commands on the vehicle.
EDEA is a non-invasive solution, created to meet the needs of energy diagnosis and energy analysis (ISO 50001), which allows to know in detail the consumption of energy, gas and water. This solution for energy analysis uses ModBus communication protocol.
REAL TIME ETHERNET ADVANTAGES