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Demystifying industrial communication: understanding protocols and functionality
Imagine a factory as a complex machine where different parts collaborate to produce goods. This "machine" consists of several crucial components working together:
Now, onto the exciting part – how do these different parts communicate with each other? This is where protocols like CAN (Control Area Network), Modbus, Profibus, and CC-Link come in. These protocols serve as translators between the different components. They ensure messages and instructions reach the right parts in the right manner.But there are also newer and advanced "translators" like EtherCAT, ProfiNET, Ethernet/IP, Sercos III, Powerlink, and CC-Link IE. These protocols have been developed to meet the modern needs of real-time communication and efficient collaboration among the components. They are like the latest translation tools, ensuring all parts speak the same language in perfect harmony and faster than ever.So when HMI says "start production!" these protocols translate it into a language that PLC and other components understand. PLC then instructs the motors to start moving at a specific pace, and sensors provide feedback. All of this happens in the blink of an eye.