CC-Link Open Fieldbus
Demand for factory automation began increasing in the 1990s, and the increasing complexity of production lines created demand for industrial networks that could connect many types of devices. The CC-Link open fieldbus was developed for this purpose. The CC-Link Family would go on to evolve across three generations. CC-Link was released as the first generation technology in 2000, and was based on serial communication. This was followed in 2008 by our second generation technology, when we released specifications for the first open standard based on 1 Gbps Ethernet, CC-Link IE. With this, the amount of data that could be handled increased dramatically and the technology could now be used in a wider range of applications, from the field level to the controller level. Following increasing demand in the market for smart factories, we were the first in the world to release specifications for a technology that utilizes Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN), as our third generation technology in 2018.
The CLPA will continue to work with our Board Members and partners to bring technological innovation to CC-Link IE TSN, as we encourage the use of truly open industrial networks throughout the world that help accelerate the creation of “Connected Industries.”
CC-Link IE TSN
CC-Link IE Control
CC-Link IE Field
CC-Link IE Field Basic
- CC-Link IE communication using general-purpose Ethernet technology can be easily applied to small-scale equipment not requiring high-speed control. This is easy to use and develop. Cyclic communication on the CC-Link IE Field network can be realized by software implementation alone.
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- CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)