Belden - Bringing Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) to factory automation

Bringing Single Pair Ethernet
(SPE) to factory automation

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For manufacturers, the Belden SPE product portfolio creates the foundation for real-time communication between all network devices, the enterprise backbone and the cloud to improve process efficiency and reduce operational costs.

Over the past 20 years, Ethernet has increasingly infiltrated the factory floor as the primary means of connecting automation systems and transmitting field data to the network. Now the industrial arena is experiencing yet another revolution with Industry 4.0 and IIoT by which real-time data from connected sensors and actuators are being monitored, shared and analyzed. This enables advancements like artificial intelligence, machine learning and digital twin technology that prevent downtime via predictive maintenance and optimize productivity via automated forecasting and inventory management.

As traditional distributed control systems are replaced by automation, only one physical layer technology is positioned to deliver significant cost reduction, space savings, greater coverage and enhanced performance. That technology is Single Pair Ethernet (SPE), and it is calling for immediate action by those developing the factories of the future.

For manufacturers, the Belden SPE product portfolio creates the foundation for real-time communication between all network devices, the enterprise backbone and the cloud to improve process efficiency and reduce operational costs.

Over the past 20 years, Ethernet has increasingly infiltrated the factory floor as the primary means of connecting automation systems and transmitting field data to the network. Now the industrial arena is experiencing yet another revolution with Industry 4.0 and IIoT by which real-time data from connected sensors and actuators are being monitored, shared and analyzed. This enables advancements like artificial intelligence, machine learning and digital twin technology that prevent downtime via predictive maintenance and optimize productivity via automated forecasting and inventory management.

As traditional distributed control systems are replaced by automation, only one physical layer technology is positioned to deliver significant cost reduction, space savings, greater coverage and enhanced performance. That technology is Single Pair Ethernet (SPE), and it is calling for immediate action by those developing the factories of the future.

 

Belden - 6 Advantages of Single Pair Ethernet

6 Advantages of Single Pair Ethernet

With one Ethernet network from the sensor to the cloud, SPE and TSN (Time Sensitive Networking) enable control over all networked components to drive the deployment of IIoT within the industrial environment. They also aim to reduce CapEx by 80% while delivering long-term operational savings through a variety of benefits.

 

  1. Compact, lighter cables with 50% less weight and footprint than traditional Fieldbus cables save space within robots and inside walls and floors, while enabling a more orderly, defined infrastructure and reducing power and temperature control requirements.
  2. Faster, easier installation drives material and labor costs down for new factory floor builds, allowing field devices, sensors and actuators to be easily integrated into the existing Ethernet environment with no additional gateways and interfaces.
  3. Potential for 10 times better range and device coverage with the ability to support 10Mbps to distances up to 1000 meters and 10 times the transmission performance with existing options for 1Gbps and multi-gigabit on the horizon.
  4. Bus topologies with no additional power lines via short multidrop link segments combined with Power over Data Lines (PoDL).
  5. Simple, cost-effective passive line distribution with the potential for cable sharing where common twisted-pair cable enables four SPE channels in one cable.
  6. Known standards-based cable and connectivity with interchangeable plug-in M8 and M12 connector interfaces that meet the established M2I2C2E2/M3I3C3E3

 

The rise of smart, connected devices brought on by Industry 4.0 and IIoT, supported by an SPE physical layer, will deliver significant cost reduction, space savings, greater coverage and enhanced performance.

 

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Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) portfolio of connectivity products, designed to optimize Ethernet connection possibilities in harsh environments, including industrial and transportation operations: IP20-rated PCB jack, patch cords and cordsets for clean-area connections and IP65/IP67-rated circular M8/M12 patch cords, cordsets and receptacles for reliable field device industrial ethernet connections.

 

 

DataTuff Single-Pair Ethernet (SPE) Cables minimize the complexity of connecting and powering edge devices while providing higher reach and bandwidth over a single twisted pair. With strong shielding and jacketing options, the Single-Pair Ethernet cables provide reliable, uninterrupted connectivity from remote field devices to the cloud, even in the harshest environments. And with Power over Data Line (PoDL) capability to consolidate data and power delivery, you can benefit from increased uptime, process efficiency and operational profit.

 

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