INDUSTRIAL COMMUNICATION

Reliable solutions for factory, machine, and plant automation.

What is industrial communication?

 

Essentially it is your key to future competitiveness! The future of manufacturing is 5G, Wifi, Industrial Ethernet, and IIoT. With our industrial-suited, robust high-quality products for the intelligent control of PLC, sensors and actuators, we support you in transforming your factory into a Smart Factory.


How can we help you?

 

We help provide integration of automation and networking technologies on the plant floor to achieve flexible production capabilities and greater efficiencies. LAPP is actively working with customers wanting to future-proof their factory automation investment, understand their Industrial Communications requirements and Industrial Ethernet (IE) cable standards. With the advanced engineering of LAPP's industrial automation products, we can provide customers with solutions that will meet the connectivity requirements for advances coming with Industry 4.0 - protecting their smart factory technology investments today.

Explore our two product lines to find the best solution for you. 

 

UNITRONIC® BusUNITRONIC® Bus

UNITRONIC® Bus


Cables for PROFIBUS, DeviceNET, CAN and other common bus systems

ETHERLINE®ETHERLINE®

ETHERLINE®


Industrial Ethernet cables, and connectivity components, are designed to provide reliable network communications.


What is new at LAPP?

 

ETHERLINE® TRAY CAT.7

This new product meets or exceeds all CAT.6a requirements and is ready to take the next step toward the future in industry. 

 

 

Industrial communication from a single source

 

From the sensor, actuator and control level to the ERP-system – we work together with you to realize entire network cabling solutions for the reliable transmission of the highest data volumes. We provide the highest quality products because each individual component is required to maintain machine up-time and avoid costly downtime. Therefore, our connection solutions are ideally suited for demanding conditions and offer maximum reliability under chemical, mechanical, and thermal stress.

 


Interested in learning more?

We can help with your questions about Industrial Communication.  Simply submit the form below, and one of our experts will reach out to you.   

 


 

Industrial Ethernet vs. Fieldbus | At LAPP you get the best out of two worlds

 

  • Industrial Ethernet is a young technology that has clear advantages over classic fieldbus systems including offering a seamless network infrastructure from the sensor/actuator level via the control level to the office level – a seamless, transparent communication.
  • Fieldbus technology is suitable to connect complex devices at the field and control levels. It is characterized by lower installation costs and simple expansion of sensors and actuators. PROFIBUS® is therefore suitable for the transport of small data volumes and is limited to a small number of stations.
  • PROFINET® offers an address range for an almost unlimited number of devices and can send and receive significantly larger data volumes at high speed (10 Gbit/s compared to 12 Mbit/s for fieldbuses).

 

Additional resources

We have you covered if you are looking to learn more about Industrial Communication.  

1.) Go more in-depth on automation systems and network protocols with our 4 Module Industrial Communications guide.

Industrial communication guideIndustrial communication guide

2.) Explore our industrial communication e-trainings and keep track of topics around automation, Ethernet, and Fieldbus! 

Training modulesTraining modules

Stay ahead of the curve

 

When it comes to keeping up with new requirements, LAPP has you covered. 

Manufacturers and users know that Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) is the future of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT). SPE cables have only one twisted pair enabling it to square the circle and:

  • it is almost as powerful as Multi Pair Ethernet
  • allows much longer distances
  • is more compact
  • requires less installation effort

SPE makes the field level smart and ensures consistent, reliable global networking. Keep reading to learn more.