HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
REGISTER   |   LOGIN   |   HELP
Blogs
Blog
Ethernet Motion Networking to Triple by 2016
5/1/2013

< Previous   Image 2 of 2   

In 2011, fieldbus protocols accounted for three quarters of new industrial automation component network connections and is projected to fall slightly to 69 percent in 2016.
  (Source: IHS Inc.)
In 2011, fieldbus protocols accounted for three quarters of new industrial automation component network connections and is projected to fall slightly to 69 percent in 2016.
(Source: IHS Inc.)

< Previous   Image 2 of 2   

Return to Article

View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
Page 1/2  >  >>
Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Growth of industrial Ethernet
Elizabeth M   5/1/2013 8:11:28 AM
NO RATINGS
Interesting report, and in line with some of the stories I've written as well about this growing adoption. I didn't realize it was growing at such a fast pace, though! It makes sense and certainly should improve the productivity of these networks.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
High usage in 2011
Rob Spiegel   5/1/2013 4:14:16 PM
NO RATINGS
Al, that 75 percent figure for 2011 is quite impressive. It's odd, though that kit would go down to 69 percent afterward.

I read recently that Ethernet is proliferating in China these days. One interesting application is that rock stars -- including Paul McCartney -- are using Ethernet to run sound from the stage to the control board.

apresher
User Rank
Blogger
Fieldbus
apresher   5/1/2013 5:23:38 PM
NO RATINGS
Rob,  I think the drop to 69% is fieldbus installations as a percentage of the total, not Ethernet.  The presentation from the study is not as straightforward as I would like to see.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Fieldbus
Charles Murray   5/1/2013 9:41:39 PM
NO RATINGS
Important story, Al. I'm curious, though -- it seems like Ethernet networking will triple, but not at the expense of fieldbus technology. If Ethernet is rising so sharply, shouldn't fieldbus usage drop? 

jcbond_mi
User Rank
Gold
Re: Fieldbus
jcbond_mi   5/2/2013 11:03:14 AM
NO RATINGS
 it seems like Ethernet networking will triple, but not at the expense of fieldbus technology. If Ethernet is rising so sharply, shouldn't fieldbus usage drop? 


I think that was APresher's point - article is a little confusing.  I believe the meaning is that for networked I/O, fieldbus protocols - DeviceNet, Profibus, ASI, etc - account for 75% of installations vs ethernet based protocols.  This number is forecast to drop to 69%, so ethernet protocols are gaining ground.

A couple of things:

1.  2 - 3 years ago, I think ARC released a report indicating that Profinet and EthernetIP each had about 30% of all new ethernet based nodes being installed worldwide (I think EthernetIP had a slight lead).  Has anyone seen more recent numbers?  Both organizations claim momentum is on their side.

2.  I don't think I would include EtherCAT in this category.  I think EthernetIP, Profinet, Modbus TCP, etc, can tolerate other protocols running on their network.  EtherCAT really can't.  Well it can, but the performance difference....  I think it would  be significantly worse than either Profinet or EthernetIP.

3.  I'm amazed at how much share Modbus TCP continues to maintain.  Is this just because pretty much anyone can do it with very little effort?

 

apresher
User Rank
Blogger
Motion Networking
apresher   5/2/2013 5:33:35 PM
NO RATINGS
Chuck,  I believe the first number reflects the expansion of Ethernet motion networking (to triple by 2016).  The second numbers reflect Ethernet motion networking versus the total installed base of nodes, which means that there are alot of fieldbus nodes installed around the world so the market share number is dropping more slowly.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Motion Networking
Charles Murray   5/2/2013 7:42:56 PM
NO RATINGS
Al, I should have read the article more carefully. That makes sense.

apresher
User Rank
Blogger
Motion Networking
apresher   5/2/2013 7:56:55 PM
NO RATINGS
Chuck, If you're like me, you can get in the habit of scanning an article, and missing some details as a result.  The installed based numbers are really not that significant, in the end.  The real news is the trends in new installations.

TJ McDermott
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Growth of industrial Ethernet
TJ McDermott   5/2/2013 11:40:40 PM
NO RATINGS
 

Ethernet/IP and its kin offer so much capability, only the simplest of machines these days do not end up with it one way or another with the equipment I see.

 

Jack Rupert, PE
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Growth of industrial Ethernet
Jack Rupert, PE   5/3/2013 4:52:58 PM
NO RATINGS
From my perspective, the trends follow what I'm seeing.  That's definitely the way the industry is going.

Page 1/2  >  >>
Partner Zone
More Blogs
Today's robots should be respected, and humans should be wary of their growing skills and sophistication. Quite simply, robots are better than us in a lot of ways. Here are 10 of them.
Product design is changing with advances in technology and outsourced manufacturing. The Art of Product Design spells out the future of design engineering.
Samsung's 5th-generation Android-based Galaxy smartphone includes a fingerprint scanner, updated camera and display, and water/dust resistance.
Worldwide economic expansion is spurring growth in industrial machinery sales to 5% or 6% per year through 2018.
Last year at Hannover Fair, lots of people were talking about Industry 4.0. This is a concept that seems to have a different name in every region. Iíve been referring to it as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), not to be confused with the plain old Internet of Things (IoT). Others refer to it as the Connected Industry, the smart factory concept, M2M, data extraction, and so on.
Design News Webinar Series
3/27/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York / 7:00 p.m. London
2/27/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York / 7:00 p.m. London
12/18/2013 Available On Demand
11/20/2013 Available On Demand
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Apr 21 - 25, Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: April 29 - Day 1
Sponsored by maxon precision motors
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service