Automotive industrial communication becomes more global and increasingly challenging. An efficient industrial communication system can reduce these challenges and contribute to your manufacturing success with the ability to:
Flexibly and quickly change your product range;
Shorten times-to market;
Increase manufacture efficiently, lower costs;
Optimize plant capacity;
No investment risk thanks to the continued and compatible further development;
High availability since existing installations can be expanded without any problems;
Proof point body shop
In a global plant structure, our products and systems for industrial communication in automotive production can help reduce installation, maintenance and diagnostic costs by providing greater openness and flexibility.
For example, body shop processes using PROFINET in fully automated robot cells will provide:
Standard and safety-related automotive industrial communication over the same bus cable and WLAN
A linear topology that meets automotive industrial communication field requirements and optimizes cost;
Fast wiring at the site thanks to FastConnect wiring system using RJ45 technology;
Defined propagation of wireless waves with no mechanical connections reducing wear in automotive industrial communication;
Automotive industrial communication installation cost savings by reducing interface diversity, using uniform installation methods, and minimizing spare parts inventory overhead.
In the automotive industrial communication network, PROFINET complies with IEEE 802.3 (ETHERNET) and 802.11 (Wireless LAN) and can easily communicate with automation devices such as PLCs, PCs, HMIs, sensors or actuators.
Supporting data transmission rates up to 100 Mbit/s Full Duplex and short response times, PROFINET IO in automotive industrial communication is suitable for direct control of intelligent field devices, such as drives, motor starters, analyzers, process controllers or panels. It also is well suited for use with such remote I/Os as ET 200M, ET 200iSP, ET 200S.
Wireless networking: robust, secure and reliable
Integral to automotive industrial communication, Industrial Wireless LAN (IWLAN) can increase production flexibility, reduce complexity, cut operating costs, and enable automation cells interface despite complex space conditions.
An example is the safety integrated technology in PROFINET using IWLAN, which execute rapid changes and add-ons reducing life cycle costs.