Showing posts from June, 2022

Industrial networks keep growing despite challenging times

Market shares 2022 according to HMS Networks – Fieldbus, industrial Ethernet and wireless. Every year, HMS Networks analyses the industrial network market to estimate the distribution of new connected nodes in factory automation. This year’s study shows that the industrial network market is expected to grow by 8% in 2022. Industrial Ethernet still shows the highest growth and now accounts for 66% of all new installed nodes (65% last year). Fieldbuses are at 27% (28) while wireless remains at a 7% market share. PROFINET and EtherNet/IP share first place in the network rankings with 17% market share, but EtherCAT closes in fast, now at 11%. HMS Networks now presents their annual analysis of the industrial network market, focusing on new installed nodes within factory automation globally. As an independent supplier of solutions within Industrial ICT (Information and Communication Technology), HMS has a substantial insight into the industrial network market. The 2022 study includes estimat

Benefits of segmentation using a ProfiHub B5+R in a Motor Control Center (MCC)

Unplanned downtime and network failures are one of the major triggers of lost productivity, causing delays, unhappy customers, and a loss of revenue. No matter what the industry, if a switch, connector, or network cable should fail, replacing these components represents only a fraction of the costs associated with production downtime. Therefore, reliable network infrastructure is critical to ensuring optimal network performance. Production processes, machinery, and devices in industrial plants are often arranged in a typical line topology, this is also known as a daisy-chained network. A daisy-chained network is used to direct the connection of network nodes where one node of the network is connected to the next node in a line topology. The daisy-chained network has one inherent flaw: if any link between any two devices fails, the entire network will go down. Daisy-chained PROFIBUS DP networks are more susceptible to breakdowns since one faulty device can affect the entire segment