The basis for efficient automation: with increasing digitalization, the requirements on industrial communications networks are rising continually. Powerful, integrated, and more and more real-time capable communications networks are required. Industrial Ethernet is the tried-and-tested technology that can meet these challenges – including the Ethernet-based standard TSN (Time-Sensitive Networking) in the future.
Siemens' industrial communication relies on Industrial Ethernet and comprises everything that you need to realize highly efficient industrial networks and bus systems: Powerful, future-proof network components for reliable use in harsh industrial environments.
For PG/PC/IPC, communications processors (CPs) are available for connection to Industrial Ethernet, most of which already have layers 1 to 7 implemented as firmware according to the ISO reference model and therefore relieve the data terminal of communication tasks.
The SCALANCE S Industrial Security Appliances protect industrial networks and automation systems by segmenting the network and establishing secure communications channels. As a part of the “Defense in Depth” security concept, they protect devices and networks in discrete manufacturing and in the process industry, and help create a flexible security zone concept.
The advances being made in the digitalization of industry would be inconceivable without state-of-the-art communications technology. To provide businesses with the best possible infrastructure for exchanging data of all kinds, Siemens has developed dedicated Industrial Wireless LAN (IWLAN) products with special additional functions to meet the specific demands of WLAN in industry.
Powerful industrial communication networks are the foundation for digitalization. Within these networks, data must be systematically and reliably distributed across all levels. Industrial Ethernet switches are perfect for the job.