Profinet, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP – industrial Ethernet protocols are increasingly gaining ground for field device integration in modern power plants. Offering outstanding connectivity, combined with simple and robust transmission technologies, these protocols are key enablers for enhanced data integration, intelligent analytics and IIoT applications.
AUMA electric actuators support these standards and can be easily integrated in Profinet, EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP environments, enabling plant managers to fully benefit from the enormous potential to optimise processes and maximise plant availability.
With bandwidths up to 100 Mbit/s, the actuators provide reliable and rapid exchange of both cyclic process data and acyclic diagnostic data from the actuators. The wide range of diagnostic data that is automatically logged by the actuators is immediately available at network level and can be further used for analysis, process visualisation, or simulation, facilitating condition-based predictive maintenance and efficient asset management.
Providing utmost flexibility, the actuators can be integrated into line, star and loop topologies, using different transmission media such as copper cables, optical fibres and wireless technologies. AUMA provides standardised device descriptions as GSDML or EDS files and Field Device Integration Packages, thus facilitating device integration.