Internationally noticeable open network for building management. System configuration as a device with distributed autonomous functions is enabled by the control functions incorporated in site devices. Replacement, update, addition, and removal of site devices can easily be performed.
Open network at the FA application type controller level established by the Manufacturing Science and Technology Centrer and the Japan FA Open Systems Promotion Group. Allows inter-connection with PC, CNC, and robots beyond the frame of a signle manufacturer. The communication physical layer employs Ethernet.
Device level open network established by the EN 50170 suits time-critical applications between an automation system and distributed devices (remote I/Os, iverters, etc.)
Device-level open network established by Japan Electrical Manufacturers Association. Allows connection with PC and robots using the same signal line beyond the frame of a single manufacturer, very effective in open system improvement and optimization.
Open device-level network which facilitates inter-connection of control equipment such as PCs, personal computers, sensors, and actuators. Wiring cost reduction by minimizing wiring, and multi-vendor equipment connection simplify and economical system configuration.
Bit-level network optimum to distribution of the I/O equipment including proximity switches, photoelectric switches, pushbuttons, and intelligent equipment such as ultrasonic sensors.