Reliable solutions for factories, machines and plants
What is industrial communication? Shortly – your key to future competitiveness! Because 5G, Wifi, Industrial Ethernet and IIoT are topics that will be awaiting you tomorrow. 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.
Industrial communication from a single source: from the sensor, actuator and control level to the ERP-system – together with you we help you realizing entire networking cabling solutions for the reliable transmission of the highest data volumes. Therefore we provide you with highest product quality. Because a single component that fails can already cause enormous costs due to a machine downtime. Therefore, our connection solutions are ideally suited for demanding conditions and offer maximum reliability even under chemical, mechanical and thermal stress.
Your advantages at a glance:
- Products for all common protocol standards
- Protocol-independent expert advice
- High-performance copper and fiber optic cables
- Complete solutions from one source: cables, connectors, patchcords & switches
Industrial Ethernet vs. Fieldbus
The difference between Ethernet and fieldbus technology
At LAPP you get the best out of two worlds! Industrial Ethernet is a young technology that has clear advantages over classic fieldbus systems: It offers a seamless network infrastructure from the sensor/actuator level via the control level to the office level, and thus seamlessly transparent communication. 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). Fieldbus technology is suitable to connect complex devices at the field and control level. It is characterized by lower installation costs and simple expansion of sensors and actuators. PROFIBUS® is therefore suitable for the transport of smaller data volumes and is limited to a small number of stations.
Test your knowledge with the LAPP e-training
Experience our industrial communication e-trainings and keep track of all topics around automation, ethernet and fieldbus!