What was SPE developed for?
Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) require uniform network infrastructure across all levels and systems, as well as data transmission in real time.
The classic Ethernet, which already connects all upper layers in the automation pyramid, is often unsuitable for connecting the lowest field level because the cables are oversized, and connection is complex. This is why conventional fieldbuses still have advantages over Ethernet Standard in these areas. They are used to control the exchange of information between sensors and actuators with the control level (PLC). The aim is to replace these BUS systems with SPE systems and corresponding SPE cables as soon as possible.