Phoenix Contact offers the infrastructure components for data transmission via the CANopen and DeviceNet protocol with DNV approval.
The DNV approval allows converters, repeaters, segment couplers and bridges based on fibre optic technology to be used in shipbuilding and offshore applications, enabling important requirements such as segmentation, network expansion and electrical isolation to be implemented. Almost any network structure is therefore possible.
Transmission media such as modem or DSL paths, wireless connections or Ethernet networks can be used as an alternative. Even different data rates in both segments are not a problem.
Fibre optic technology is used in applications with high demand on availability, and is particularly advantageous in the maritime sector for reasons such as insensitivity to electromagnetic interference and automatic electrical isolation, eliminating the need for complex surge protection as well as shielding and equipotential bonding concepts.