The digital highway to the factory of the future: Embrace the next level of connectivity with ABB
Ethernet is the most popular computer network we use in everyday life. However, until recently, it could not be employed at the field level in factories in the chemical, oil and gas, and hydrogen industries since the network was not suitable for hazardous locations.
To address this challenge and leverage Ethernet's potential, leading process industry suppliers decided to adapt it to match safety requirements, resulting in the Advanced Physical Layer (APL) for Ethernet.
It enabled equipment connectivity to employ two-cable communication, send power and data simultaneously, and be resistant to potential hazards. This means we can capitalize on Ethernet's power in the factories of the future.