The Value Proposition of PROFIBUS in the Hybrid Industries

The Value Proposition of PROFIBUS in the Hybrid Industries. This ARC Advisory Group white paper shows the benefits of PROFIBUS in the process industries. And almost all process industries have a discrete need as well, hence are hybrid.

Executive Summary Excerpt

The adoption of fieldbuses and device networks in manufacturing continues to grow rapidly. Especially in hybrid industries that use process and discrete applications, manufacturers are realizing the benefits of homogeneous Fieldbus architectures that enable industrial networking across domain boundaries from simple sensors to complex field instrumentation. PROFIBUS, with its common communications layer, many application profiles, and breadth of media alternatives, offers manufacturers a solid long-term value proposition to protect their automation investments.

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Overview
  2. Hybrid Manufacturers Demand Integrated Fieldbus Solutions
  3. Study Proves Fieldbus Cost Reduction vs. Remote I/O
  4. PROFIBUS in the Hybrid Industries: Three Case Studies
  5. Recommendations

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