Results of the change survey 2010
Trend to Ethernet-based field buses determining
43% of the investigated machine-builders intend to change field buses this year. Thereby the change to Ethernet-based field buses is in the centre of the change readiness.
Ethernet-based field buses substitute classical field buses
March 30th, 2010 - Ethernet-based field buses, ProfiSafe and ASI will win new users; the classical field buses will lose users by balance. The focal point is the change to Ethernet-based field buses. It happens particularly at expense of the classical field buses. This change has been already taking place since last year.
How does this change affect the Ethernet- based field buses in detail?
70% will implement ProfiNet and EtherCAT
Ethernet-based field buses are growing dynamically
The other Ethernet-based field buses are introduced in each case of fewer than 10% of the change-willing machine-builders. Altogether this indicates compared with the difficult economic situation a dynamic development fitting very well to the overall picture, which describes the changes of the machine-builders at the automation technology this year: fine-tuning.
These results are based on the actual study of Quest TechnoMarketing „What the machine-builder want to change in the automation technology 2010“. They are representative because 36% of the machine-builders with 100 and more employees in 10 sectors took part that is scarcely 250 machine-builders.