CC-Link IE Field

CC-Link IE - Gigabit Industrial Ethernet

A new integrated Ethernet network

Open-technology, CC-Link IE Field brings vast new possibilities to the world of automation.

To meet the changing demands for optimized control, openness, reliable, and deterministic handling of data on industrial communication networks, the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) announces this 1-Gigabit Ethernet-based integrated network.  CC-Link IE enables seamless data communication from the plant-level enterprise network to the production floor network. This integrated industrial network philosophy also provides cost reduction for the total system engineering task from system start-up, operation, and maintenance. CC-Link IE Field provides a solution to optimize the entire production system including the plant information system; realizing complete vertical integration.

High speed, deterministic Ethernet networking.

  • CC-Link IE Field Network - An open standard 1Gbps Ethernet Fieldbus manufacturing network
  • In addition to control data transmission, it enables information processing for maintenance and diagnostics to provide improved collaboration and productivity.
  • High-speed 1Gbps data transmission uses widely-available, standard Cat5e copper cable and RJ-45 connectors.
  • Determinism over Ethernet is ensured through the use of a token passing technique and does not require the use of additional switches.
  • Seamless communication is enabled from the enterprise network layer to the controller network layer to the field network layer.
  • Because CC-Link IE Field is an open-technology network, the global CLPA organization supports and assists partner companies in the development of their CC-Link IE Field compatible products. This allows the end-user to choose from a variety of value-added products for their automation systems.