Bochum, Germany, May 26, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- It is the Ethernet-based field bus to which the machine-builders are changing this year.
48% of the change-willing machine-builders want to introduce ProfiNet, (Siemens) and 22% EtherCat (Beckhoff) at the machines this year. These changes take particularly place at expense of the classical, non Ethernet-based field buses such as Profibus (Siemens) or CAN.
Regarding Powerlink (B&R), Sercos III, DeviceNet and in-house solutions of the machine-builders a differentiated picture shows up.
The readiness of the machine-builders to make changes at the automation technology of the machines is high this year. 70% of the machine-builders aim for such changes compared with 72% last year.
Field buses are on the centre of the change-ready machine-builders’ interest. Almost each second of these machine-builders (43%) will change the field buses at the machines in the suggested manner.
The Quest Trend Magazine Online publishes these actual change trends on http://www.quest-trendmagazin.de/Trend-to-Ethernet-based-field.104.0.html?&L=1
The trends from the users’ point of view are based on market surveys of Quest TechnoMarketing, Bochum, London, with the title “What the machine-builders want to change in the automation technology 2010”. This survey was carried out in January/February and covered scarcely 250 representative machine-builders. Highlight, table of contents and budget of the study are on http://www.qtm.de/e/index_marketstudies_free.html
Quest TechnoMarketing is specialised in market surveys regarding the automation technology for more than 20 years and is the publisher of the Quest Trend Magazine.