Industry 4.0 has a lot of requirements and it’s an exciting time to be involved in industrial automation. New solutions are taking shape and stand to make automation networks easier to manage, faster to run, and most importantly, provide value like never before. Concepts like TSN and OPC UA are making headlines and the race is on to leverage each in order to gain a sustainable competitive advantage. There's no silver bullet, but PROFINET plays a key role.
The de-facto serial fieldbus standard, PROFIBUS has sold more nodes than all other fieldbuses -combined.
PROFINET leads the Industrial Ethernet market in terms of adoption breadth and depth, and is foundational to Industry 4.0
IO-Link is experiencing exponential growth as companies attempt to collect data from ever-smarter sensors.