Features of DeviceNet®
DeviceNet® is a member of a family of networks that implements the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP™) at its upper layers. CIP encompasses a comprehensive suite of messages and services for a variety of manufacturing automation applications, including control, safety, synchronization, motion, configuration, diagnostics and information. DeviceNet® adapts CIP to CAN Technology.
DeviceNet offers several unique advantages for manufacturing automation applications:
- Comprehensive producer-consumer services let you simultaneously control, configure and collect data from intelligent devices over a single network
- Support for up to 64 nodes and baud rates up to 500 kilobits per second (kbps)
- Robust physical layer, designed for high noise and other challenging environments, provides robust signal transmission while providing the user with a flexible network architecture offering a range of data rates — 125, 250 and 500 kbps — and trunk-line distances up to 500 meters (125 kbps and thick cable)
- Power (24 Vdc, 8 Amps) and signal on the same wire with the ability to remove and replace nodes under power and power taps at any point on the network
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