Seamless Message Protocol (SLMP) Rapid path to support for CC-Link IE Field No hardware development Simplified conformance testing 15th The fast way to a CC-Link IE Field product Overview CC-Link IE is the open industrial Ethernet version of the globally successful open fieldbus, CC-Link. The two networks have a leading share in the Asia Pacific market, where it has been estimated that approximately half of the world’s spending on automation takes place. Furthermore, independent research has shown that CC-Link IE is experiencing the fastest growth of any type of industrial Ethernet. Finally, CC-Link IE is unique in being the only open industrial Ethernet type that operates at gigabit speeds, allowing it to offer productivity benefits around ten times greater than the competition. CC-Link IE is divided into two main types. CC-Link IE Control is a high speed, high capacity optical fibre “backbone” that is intended for the real-time sharing of information across production lines, factories and beyond. CC-Link IE Field provides the link between controllers and field devices to bring the benefits of industrial Ethernet to machines and systems. However, no matter which one (or both) is the best fit for your application, the key benefit is that both operate at gigabit Ethernet speed, meaning both provide industry leading productivity benefits. Product development When it comes to offering a CC-Link IE product, companies can take the usual route and develop hardware and software to produce the required product. However, since CC-Link IE uses the standard Ethernet physical layer, the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) also offers a faster route to offering a product. The Seamless Message Protocol (SLMP) is a way to offer a product that is compatible with the CC-Link IE Field network without having to undertake any hardware development. FA network is fully covered by CC-Link IE. Equipment Control (Setting and Monitoring) Equipment Maintenance Watching and Failure Detection Data Acquisition (Operation Status) Upper Information System SLMP Seamless communication is realized by common protocol. HMI for operating equipment PLC Equipment control/ Monitoring (PC) SLMP Seamless Message Protocol PLC (Master) Ethernet adapter Switching hub Motion network Barcode reader RFID Vision sensor Label printer Display PC General-Ethernet products compatible with SLMP General-Ethernet products compatible with SLMP General-Ethernet products compatible with SLMP HTTP HTTP Application Common Protocol Seamless Message Protocol (SLMP) FTP Application Common Protocol Controller network Field network Seamlesscommunication Message Protocol (SLMP) protocol communication protocol TCP/UDP FTP IP Communication protocol Ethernet TCP/UDP IP Motion network communication protocol Controller network communication protocol Field network communication protocol EIA-485 (RS485) Motion network communication protocol Communication protocol Ethernet EIA-485 (RS485) SLMP Stack Configuration How does it work? Since SLMP is only a protocol and not a set of hardware specifications, implementation only relies on supporting this protocol in software on your existing Ethernet enabled device. Hence a product can be more quickly developedServer at lower (Controller) cost than is involved with hardware development. Once developed, Master the product simplyStation connects to an Ethernet network in the usual way and can exchange information 1Gbps with other CC-Link IE Field devices. A further benefit is that the conformance testing requirements are simplified, as only the software functions need to be tested. SLMP SLMP Server (Controller) TCP/UDP HMI IP Master Station SLMP No Need to Develop Hardware Ethernet 1Gbps Ethernet No Need to Develop Switching hub Hardware SLMP 10M/100Mbps TCP/UDP Ethernet adapter IP Ethernet Ethernet SCADA HMI RFID controller OPC server Software Switching hub compatible with SLMP Vision sensor Ethernet adapter 10M/100Mbps Easy to Develop Compatible Products SCADA The benefits OPC server Help from the CLPA CC-Link IE is seeing rapid growth in the Asia-Pacific market. Any company looking to increase their business globally needs to include this vital technology in their portfolio or risk missing a growth opportunity. SLMP provides a rapid, simplified way to take advantage of this opportunity and extend the market reach of your existing industrial Ethernet products. Whether it is a vision system, PLC, inverter, servo or something else, these products are all likely to be capable of supporting SLMP and seizing this opportunity. with with SLMP SLMP To assist compatible companies products expand their business in Client Asia, the CLPA offers the “Gateway to Asia” programme (G2A). This takes advantage of our market leading position in Asia and works with companies to promote sales of their SLMP enabled devices in this critical global market. The only conditions are to pass the SLMP conformance test and become a Regular member of the CLPA (a fee of EUR 1,000.00 per year). After this, the CLPA can work with you in key Asian markets to help develop your business in this region. Software Client Barcode reader Label printer Gateway Ethernet devices compatible with SLMP RFID controller Vision sensor Barcode reader Label printer Gateway Ethernet devices compatible with SLMP Your gateway to Asia The CC-Link Partner Association has a leading position in the Asian market with its open networks CC-Link and CC-Link IE. Working with us to add our technology to your products can help to significantly increase your business there. If you would like to know how our European member companies are increasing their sales in Asia, visit: cc-link-g2a.com or email [email protected] for more information. NE TI R A S S O CIA ON PA RT CC-Link Partner Association - Europe I Tel: +49 2102 486 1750 or +44 1707 278953 email: [email protected] I www.clpa-europe.com All third party trademarks and/or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners and acknowledged. Terms and conditions apply.
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