Industrial communications

50-56_IEIndustrial communication with products and systems from Siemens ensure greater company-wide efficiency. Our best-in-class components like SIMATIC NET are based on proven standards, which allow you to implement powerful, integrated data networks that are “future-proof.” From simple sensor connecting to plantwide quality and productions data acquisition and transmission – our comprehensive industrial communications solutions allow efficient integration of all company areas into one coherent system.


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SIMATIC NET is based on Industrial Ethernet and offers a broad range of components to implement highly efficient industrial networks and bus systems. Our high-performance, “future-proof” network components are reliable in tough industrial environments and our cabling system is engineered for speedy onsite assembly. Redundancy guards against failures while continuous monitoring and a notification concept keep you in touch with your network.
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PROFINET is the leading Industrial Ethernet standard (with 4.3 million nodes worldwide) and makes companies more successful by accelerating processes, boosting productivity, and increasing plant availability
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With far more than 25 million installed nodes, PROFIBUS is the leading fieldbus system on the world market. The growth is still strong, and this is not by chance. The benefits for industrial automation offered by this universal communication bus system are well appreciated in all industries. Utilize the capabilities of PROFIBUS communication. Siemens offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and systems for this purpose.
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AS-Interface (AS-i) provides you with an effective and powerful bus system which connects all sensors and actuators on the lowest field level with the superior control – with unrivaled ease, safety and integration! AS-Interface serves as a cost-favorable feeder for PROFIBUS and PROFINET and supports easy engineering.
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IO Link – the new communication standard. On all automation levels there is a demand for systematic diagnostics concepts and for efficient handling of parameters data. It is essential that sensors and switching devices are integrated in the automation network. New scope is available with IO Link, the innovative interface for the last few meters of the process.
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Industrial wireless communication opens up many new possibilities for highly flexible and efficient automation solutions. Whether for wireless remote networks, IWLAN or WirelessHART, Siemens products for industrial wireless communication are reliable, robust and secure. They are suitable for indoor and outdoor use under extremely harsh conditions. Numerous applications with cranes, automated guided vehicle systems, and in the field of remote control/remote maintenance prove the outstanding reliability
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Industrial remote communication with distant plants, machines and mobile applications located arround the world is rapidly gaining in importance – both in industrial as well as in industry-related sectors. With its comprehensive spectrum of remote monitoring solutions, Siemens has laid the ideal foundation for efficiently and securely monitoring and controlling widely distributed plants of any size – and more over offer products for further applications with high bandwith requirements.
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