In industrial and building automation projects, the connection of different fieldbus devices in a network infrastructure is already known. The challenge is to connect different manufacturers with different protocol standards in a comprehensive IP network. Sensors and actuators on the fieldbus level, which communicate via Modbus RTU, must be integrated into a Modbus TCP network.
From the field level with sensors and actuators to the data center
In the market segments of industrial electronics, data and communication technology as well as in building technology, METZ CONNECT offers integrated systems for a safe and smooth data flow – from the printed circuit board via connectors, cables and patch panels to the infrastructural environment.
Internet of Things (IoT) is the central term for constant change. Behind this is the digitalization of products, production technologies and processes, also known as Industry 4.0. This enables communication between people, machines and products.
Due to the modernization and further development of modular devices, as well as the need for high contact reliability and shortest connection times, the understanding of device manufacturers is changing from the proven screw connection technology to the spring force technology (push-in technology).
With its start in the 80s in telephone technology, the RJ45 gradually conquered data connection technology. It is an integral part of today's building technology and cabling as well as data centers.