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Customer discussions

Digital communication down to the field level , even in explosion hazardous areas and for functional safety applications
Robust technology which ensures high availability of the process plant
Simplicity in engineering , commissioning and maintenance
Data export in parallel to DCS for any kind of Industry 4.0 application

Ethernet-APL in a nutshell

Why do we need a new technology ?
Organization APL Project
• Cooperation of standard organizations and industry partners
• Technology launch in 2021 bridging the Ethernet gap in the field level
Key characteristics
Limitations of todays field technologies
• Low speed
• Protocol conversion
• No seamless data access à not suitable for data-driven applications
• Power and data via 2-wire cable
• Ethernet speed with 10Mbit / s full-duplex
• Hazardous area protection
• Open for any kind of industrial Ethernet protocol