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Time sensitive networking to lead the way to Industry 4.0

Time sensitive networking to lead the way to Industry 4.0
The focus of the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) at Hannover Messe 2019 was CC-Link IE TSN, an Industry 4.0 focused open industrial Ethernet that offers a combination of gigabit bandwidth and Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) in order to ensure maximum performance, open connectivity and system intelligence. By John Browett, General Manager of CLPA Europe
21st May 2019

A deep dive into gigabit Ethernet

A deep dive into gigabit Ethernet
As we embark on the journey to Industry 4.0, it is becoming apparent that industry’s reluctance to move beyond 100Mbit Ethernet technology is a very real limiting factor. Here, CLPA-Europe General Manager John Browett argues that the transition to gigabit Ethernet networking technologies has to start now.
15th February 2019

TSN technology set to be showcased at Hannover Messe

TSN technology set to be showcased at Hannover Messe
It has been announced that the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) will exhibit at the Hannover Messe 2019 for the first time, with the theme of this year’s event being, ‘Integrated Industry – Industrial Intelligence’. The association will present its latest CC-Link IE TSN open industrial networking solution for the integration of information technology and operational technology for Industry 4.0.
13th February 2019


Industrial networks open-up to the future

Industrial networks open-up to the future
The factory of the future, taking into account Industry 4.0, is loaded with sensors and devices that record real-time processes and statuses across the factory floor. A fast, efficient and reliable industrial network is key to successfully sharing and utilising the data being generated. The network architecture should be designed as an interconnected platform, able to link all the nodes together and provide upstream and localised communication.
12th February 2019

Performance improvements achieved with CC-Link IE

Performance improvements achieved with CC-Link IE
When Dansk Træemballage A/S (DTE) looked at how to increase the precision and productivity of its sawmill, one of the major challenges was to establish the right automation control network. As the biggest producer of wooden packaging in Denmark the plant includes over one hundred inverter drives, all of which needed to be controlled simultaneously and in real-time. 
29th January 2019

Company upgrades to CC-Link IE at engine manufacturing plant

Company upgrades to CC-Link IE at engine manufacturing plant
  When the management at Toyota’s engine and power transmission manufacturing plant in Wałbrzych, Poland, looked to increase the availability of its production lines and improve the transparency of data, it faced the challenge of not only ensuring the implemented network would offer the necessary performance, but also of integrating multiple devices from a range of different vendors. 
19th November 2018

Factory networks take a big step forward at SPS 2018

Factory networks take a big step forward at SPS 2018
As part of the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA), a group of technology companies will be announcing a significant step toward the future of open industrial Ethernet at SPS IPC Drives 2018. Prominent members of the CLPA including Analog Devices, Balluff, CKD, FESTO, Hilscher, Hirschmann, HMS, Mitsubishi Electric, Molex, Renesas and Security Matters will together be announcing a significant new Ethernet technology that the group predicts will fundamentally change the landscape for Industrial Ethernet.
29th October 2018

CC-Link IE high-speed network is key to Italian industrial automation

CC-Link IE high-speed network is key to Italian industrial automation
SPS/IPC/Drives Italia has become a must-attend event for industrial automation network specialists like the CLPA. The eighth edition of the fair hosted over 800 exhibitors and 35,000 visitors. “This is our third year at SPS/IPC/Drives Italia and we are proud to have been part of this event. It has grown tremendously over the past few years to the point that it has become our second most important fair in Europe. This shows the importance of Italy for the European automation market,” John Browett, General Manager of CLPA Europe, commented.
7th August 2018

CLPA pleased with SPS show after successful collaborations

CLPA pleased with SPS show after successful collaborations
The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) described the recent SPS Drives show as a great success this year, as the level of interest from visitors was a high testament to the increasing global acceptance of CC-Link IE and CC-Link. Double-digit growth year on year for the last decade has seen the installed base of CC-Link IE and CC-Link devices approach the 20 million mark, and the number of partner companies has now passed 3,000, making CLPA one of the largest open network associations worldwide.
12th December 2017

SPS technologies underline CLPA’s commitment

SPS technologies underline CLPA’s commitment
Underlining its position as a leading open network organisation, the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) will be on Stand 431, Hall 2 at SPS/IPC/Drives 2017, with introductions to various developments that will further cement CC-Link IE’s position as an open network technology company. 
20th October 2017

Is Gigabit Industrial Ethernet key to achieving Industry 4.0?

Is Gigabit Industrial Ethernet key to achieving Industry 4.0?
Even though there may still be debates on what Industry 4.0 actually means, you cannot deny that greater interconnectivity of devices and increased network capability will be the key drivers behind achieving the goals it sets out. John Browett, CLPA Europe General Manager, here outlines the network requirements that will enable Industry 4.0.
13th September 2017

Addressing security for open industrial automation networks

Addressing security for open industrial automation networks
A working group on industrial Ethernet security has been established by the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA), with the aim of providing a guideline document for users looking to build secure networks around the open gigabit Ethernet CC-Link IE technologies. In particular, the document will cover strategies for users adopting the CLPA’s Seamless Message Protocol (SLMP) and CC-Link IE Field Basic where general IP communication is used for both cyclic and transient communications.
16th August 2017

CC-Link IE acquires further Chinese national standards

CC-Link IE acquires further Chinese national standards
Further strengthening its position in the Asian market, the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) has announced an additional GB/T Chinese national standard. GB/T 33537.1 ∼.3-2017 is related to industrial communications networks and establishes CC-Link IE as a recommended standard in the Chinese market. This means that companies adopting the use of CC-Link IE in their machines and systems could gain a significant competitive advantage in this vital market.
12th July 2017

Is CC-Link IE the missing link in Industry 4.0?

Is CC-Link IE the missing link in Industry 4.0?
A lot of the promise on Industry 4.0 is based upon seamless interconnectivity between production machines, enterprise systems and sources of data in the wider world. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a key foundation of that interconnectivity, providing low cost, easily integrated sensors, actuators and systems.
19th June 2017

Manufacturing leaders get an insight into open gigabit Ethernet

Manufacturing leaders get an insight into open gigabit Ethernet
The ARC Industry Europe Forum 2017 in Sitges, Spain, which took place in May, annually attracts a large audience of top level management from a spectrum of European manufacturing companies.
8th June 2017

Integrated factory automation networks will be key to Industry 4.0

It has become clear that the plant communications network will be the key enabler, as interest grows in the concepts of Industry 4.0. It relies upon the integration and optimisation of communications between field devices, production control systems, enterprise level IT systems and beyond.
12th May 2017

Increased openness and accessibility brought to SPS Italia 2017

Increased openness and accessibility brought to SPS Italia 2017
  Opening its doors in Parma from 23rd to 25th May 2017 is the SPS Italia event, which is now in its seventh year running, and is expected to improve once again on the number of visitors looking to meet with leading automation experts and suppliers.
8th May 2017

Implementing Ethernet at the field device level

Implementing Ethernet at the field device level
Offering a way of providing high speed Ethernet to the factory floor, CC-Link IE also brings Gigabit Ethernet to the field device level and allows seamless movement of data through one or more network levels. Industry 4.0, has spawned an industrial variant of the IoT, the Industrial IoT (IIoT), which offers real-time performance: many production systems have to deal with mission-critical data that require tight coordination of sensing and actuation to safely and efficiently perform closed loop control.
26th April 2017

Transparency with help revolutionise global machine interoperability

Transparency with help revolutionise global machine interoperability
As we watch Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) grow, there are plenty of automation industry developments to excite machine builders and networking experts. Of particular note is the cooperation between the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) and PROFINET & PROFIBUS International (PI).This has produced an interoperability specification that is opening new pathways and possibilities for machine integration growth worldwide.
10th April 2017

Adding compatibility to 100Mbit Ethernet devices

An addition to CC-Link IE, enabling device vendors to easily add CC-Link IE compatibility to any product with a 100Mbit Ethernet port, has been announced by CLPA. CC-Link IE Field Network Basic (or ‘Basic Mode’) is easily implemented on devices or master controllers by software alone, enabling compatibility to be added to existing products without any hardware modification. 
12th December 2016


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