Endress+Hauser joins the Single Pair Ethernet System Alliance

Endress+Hauser Australia Pty Ltd

Tuesday, 30 April, 2024

Endress+Hauser joins the Single Pair Ethernet System Alliance

Endress+Hauser has announced it has joined the Single Pair Ethernet System Alliance.

In highly automated process environments without extensive hazardous protection, single-pair Ethernet (SPE) delivers a variety of benefits: it realises the advantages of an Ethernet connection — such as the high speed and volume of transmitted data — at field level with a simple two-wire cable, which transmits both data and energy. The commissioning process is simplified with easy wiring and connectivity.

The automation pyramid is also flattened as other systems can now connect via Ethernet at field level, fostering seamless integration and interoperability. Data from smart instruments in the field can be processed in upper layer applications. This results in optimised machine design, connectedness and improved overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). For this reason, SPE proves its worth as an open, cost-efficient and futureproof technology that is ready for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

By joining the Single Pair Ethernet System Alliance, Endress+Hauser says it is demonstrating its trust in the members that are committed to shaping the future of automation together. Customers benefit from interoperability by driving business with the members of the Alliance. Close to 75 members are creating the largest ecosystem of SPE products, creating freedom of choice for customers. Endress+Hauser’s entrance into the partnership opens the door for sharing knowledge and expertise to deliver superior solutions.

To offer its customers the chance to grow their digitalisation capabilities and realise all the benefits of SPE, Endress+Hauser is now working on its portfolio of field devices with SPE. A clear goal is to create a harmonised approach, comparable to the manufacturer’s Ethernet-APL devices. The comparison with Ethernet-APL — another industrial Ethernet technology — shows that a uniform connectivity and certification concept is essential, whether for hazardous or non-hazardous areas. This gives customers across diverse industries more flexibility to profit from the benefits of a well-functioning data highway.

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