EtherNet/IP: Taking Advantage of Native Plant Connectivity
Published on : Monday 01-08-2022
How EtherNet/IP fits your process needs to improve cleaning in place efficiency.
CIP is a core process to keep a food and beverage plant working within the expected food safety, quality and plant efficiency requirements.
The costs due to cleaning agents, water and energy is one point to consider. Another is the downtime while cleaning, which means the plant is no longer productive. Both aspects are critical for successful food and beverage operations. The main parameters that need to be considered are temperature, concentration and the velocity of the CIP liquids. This is true for any size of the plant or CIP system.
To save time and costs, it is important to have signals that are as fast and as accurate as possible. Improvements brought by EtherNet/IP communication will positively affect the changeover from product to water and cleaning agents.
The signals, conductivity, density or turbidity can be used within very tight tolerances, so that waste and spoilage is avoided. The same is true for the temperature and speed control of the supply and return pumps. Not only the more accurate reading, but also the opportunity to bring the signal directly from the sensor to the actuator, pump motor, control or switch valve allow very fast process control.
What are the key benefits of using EtherNet/IP?
1. Native Ethernet plant connectivity:
i. No gateways and adapters needed
ii. Flexible installation options (Star, Line, Ring*).
2. Flexible integration and configuration:
i. Connect to all EtherNet/IP systems (PLC, PAC, DCS)
ii. Rich device description file (EDS) for comprehensive access to device parameters
iii. Application specific input assemblies for selecting the right information you need, without unnecessarily increasing network load
iv. Implicit and explicit messaging bring access to Endress+Hauser's Heartbeat, diagnostics, verification and monitoring as well as advanced functionalities, such as totalizing or concentration measurement.
3. Simplified maintenance:
i. Improved maintenance processes, e.g., by directly accessing device diagnostics using the integrated webserver
ii. Reduce device replacement time with Automatic Device Configuration (ADC).
i. *Device Level Ring (DLR) support
ii. Electronic Description file (EDS) on board
iii. DTM available for Asset Management tools, such as FieldCare.
5. Preferred integration with Rockwell Automation:
i. Custom Add On Profile (AOP) for quick and full device configuration
ii. Add On Instruction (AOI) for seamless access to specific data, e.g., Heartbeat Technology data
iii. Faceplate as predefined user interface for configuration and display of specific process information
iv. PlantPAx field device integration.
Endress+Hauser field device
Add On Profile (AOP) EtherNet/IP device
Add On Instruction (AOI) EtherNet/IP device
Add On Instructions (AOI) for faceplates
IIoT ready architecture
i. Unified field connectivity
ii. Easy and seamless access to field device data
iii. Reduction of architecture complexity
iv. Investment protection with integration to fieldbuses and I/O protocols.
Openness with EtherNet/IP:
i. EtherNet/IP is standardized in the international standard IEC 61158
ii. All Endress+Hauser field devices are ODVA conformant
iii. The technology is certified by ODVA for interoperability and conformance.
For detailed information: www.odva.org
Simple integration with EtherNet/IP
Endress+Hauser offers seamless integration into major industrial control systems and engineering software, supported by the Open Integration Partner Program:
i. Honeywell – ControlEdge, Control Builder
ii. Rockwell Automation – PlantPAx, Studio 5000 Logix Designer
iii. Schneider Electric – EcoStruxure, Control Expert
Open Integration Partner Program
i. Simple, fast and manufacturer-independent integration of components and devices into various automation systems
i. Holistic approach including control technology, fieldbus infrastructure, measurement technology and actuators
i. Discover possible problems prior to commissioning
ii. Get concrete, documented and validated recommendations for set-up and integration
iii. Profit from integration going beyond established conformity and interoperability tests
iv. Reduce project risks.
Products, solutions and services
Simple integration and products, solutions, services 7
Detailed information: www.endress.com/flow
Liquiline CM44, Liquistation, Liquiline system
Detailed information: www.endress.com/analysis
Netilion/IIoT services and products
Netilion Value – Control your measuring values
Netilion Health – Reduce unplanned shutdowns with health monitoring
Netilion Analytics – Increase availability with asset transparency
Netilion Library – Digitize documentation to ease workflows
Netilion Inventory – Stay up to date on your stock
FieldEdge SGC500 – Industrial edge device for connecting field devices to the Netilion Cloud
Detailed information: www.endress.com/netilion
WirelessHART Fieldgate SWG70
Memograph M RSG45
Field Xpert SMT70/SMT77
Detailed information: www.endress.com/system_products
Field Network Engineering Expert assistance throughout the plant life-cycle
Plant Asset Management Reduce capital and operating expenditures
Detailed information: www.endress.com/solutions.
Industrial Ethernet Training – EtherNet/IP: We have the right Technology Training for you!
i. Based on hands-on experience, recognised in all industries
ii. Application oriented
iii. Manufacturer independent.
Details on the current training program: www.endress.com/en/events-training/training
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