In today’s automotive industry communication technology is facing a multitude of challenges such as ensuring high availability and reliability plus maximum flexibility and seamless automation.
Belden understands the automotive industry's unique requirements and provides machine builders and automotive manufacturers with a broad product portfolio and extensive solutions expertise.
Combined with global service offerings such as design, engineering, and maintenance Belden is able to deliver safe, secure, high performance applications.
To protect your investment, Belden offers unparalleled flexibility, individuality and future expandability enhanced by its persistence in innovation and long term collaboration with automotive manufacturers, machine builders and standard bodies.
Belden enhances the automated production in the automotive world through maximum system availability and reliability based on efficient, secure and seamless solutions from a single source:
Belden offers maximum savings and flexibility as well as optimization of your productivity and profitability through integrated revolutionary communication systems. In other words, we invest to improve the industrial processes in manufacturing, engineering, material consumption, supply chain and life cycle management.
With over 7,000 employees and a global network that covers 100 locations throughout the world, Belden offers international product availability, professional consulting for network design, as well as training and competent technical support for your global communication between regional manufacturing centers, wherever you are.
Belden delivers the best solution for any factory automation application throughout the world, using Belden cables, Lumberg Automation connectivity, Hirschmann proven industrial connectors and Ethernet as well as PROFINET switches, routers and firewalls. All is supported by comprehensive service and support. This enables automotive manufacturers and machine builders to build complete solutions with end-to-end features management, diagnostics and filter functions, a variety of redundancy protocols, security mechanisms, and real-time applications. Giving you by far the most extensive function range in automation.
Hirschmann network devices can be fully integrated into the management platform of Ethernet based protocols such as PROFINET. This enables customers to configure and monitor their network devices, using the plug-and-play principle, while providing convenient engineering for the entire system.
The Hirschmann network management system Industrial HiVision allows the supervision of any Ethernet-enabled network device, including routers, switches, and PLCs. With an OPC to SNMP gateway, as well as a graphical user interface available as an ActiveX control, Industrial HiVision can seamlessly provide network information to any SCADA application with lower maintenance cost.
Yes. PRP and HSR are independent of any specific application, therefore it can be easily applied to automotive production lines. PRP and HSR are of benefit for every application that requires high availability and can not accept any interruption of the communication.
No. Both PROFINET and EtherNet/IP have defined their own specific redundancy protocols. However PRP and HSR can nevertheless be applied to PROFINET and EtherNet/IP. It is most likely that PRP and HSR in the future may become common in these environments. Hirschmann devices support the simultaneous use of both PRP and HSR to create a zero packet loss network with the highest level of redundancy.
It depends on the different focus of network design: PRP is a better solution, if high bandwidth is required. When customers do not require maximum bandwidth, HSR is a good choice and is also cheaper to install than PRP.
However a major advantage of PRP is the ability to mitigate multiple network failures - in other words, when zero packet loss is required. In contrast, HSR covers only one failure. Nowadays, the communication network inside an automotive manufacturing mainly works over a ring network topology, therefore HSR may be recommended. If zero packet loss is not required, PRP with recovery times of 10ms or 30ms is interesting for customers.
Belden offers a reliable and high-performance network based on persistent security strategy of redundant Ethernet technology, cyber security and software management system, fulfilling all kinds of demands with special environmental conditions – now and future.
Hirschmann wireless solutions offers customers stably uninterrupted communication even in critical applications and environments.
1. Integrated and seamless networking communication product portfolio:
2. Complying with the state-of-the-art technical protocol of automotive industry:
3. Uninterrupted communication in harsh environment:
The communications infrastructure comprises switches, cables and connectors. Network components and media are the cause of over 70% of all network faults, – so it is clearly that the hardware is very important to the network.
Therefore the costs of high performance components are minimal compared to the expenses of a network failure, where downtime expenditures can be measured in thousands of €uros a second. If a commercial Ethernet switch or cabling system fails in an industrial environment, the real cost to the manufacturer is typically much more than just the replacement cost of the components.
high quality industrial cabling solutions from Belden help you to increase your profitability for the lifetime of the production line.
LioN-R modules for PROFINET enable cost effective solutions whenever you need to connect sensors and actuators to controllers. They owe their high functional reliability to the galvanic isolation between sensors / actuators and PROFINET, and to their simple diagnostics concept, both ensuring maximum machine operating times. Because the modules come with an integrated 2-port switch, you can even implement line topologies without needing additional switches, so also saving investment costs. The standardized M12 connection technology brings further benefits.
In comparison with parallel wiring, the efforts for all types of tasks are further reduced – from planning, installation and maintenance right through to warehousing. What’s more, M12 connection technology is a future-proof investment. In other words, you can extend your plant and equipment quickly and easily at any time.
Combined with the “easy diagnostics” concept, the galvanic isolation between sensors/actuators and PROFINET brings maximum availability of systems and machines
Belden provides simple and efficient system management with greater reliability and less maintenance. It manages cable address to ensure plug the right cable in the right ports.
Belden offers two different high quality solutions for your cable management: Din-rail and 19’’.
MIPP, the market first, is Belden’s modular industrial patch panel combines copper and fiber management in one easy-to-connect modular panel on a DIN-rail. It enables customer to instal it easily and quickly, save time and significantly reduce initial set-up costs. In addition, it offers maximum flexibility: each module can be easily removed or replaced.
19’’ patch panels with high port density fit perfectly in all cabinets with compact space saving design. It offers large space for marking the ports and a very convenient possibility for the installation.