The CC-Link Partner Association has announced the launch of CC-Link IE Field Basic. This is an expansion of the CC-Link IE industrial open networks in the 100Mb/s Ethernet communication which complements the existing Gigabit versions. With recent Industry 4.0 trends, network connection of devices and equipment for small-scale systems are becoming more mainstream and to accomodate this trend, IE Basic was implemented.
CC-Link IE Field Basic
CC-Link IE Field Basic is simply Mitsubishi Electric’s network for products using the standard built-in 100 Mb/s Ethernet ports. Users of the other CC-Link networks will find the easy intuitive setup very familiar. The cyclic/transient communication design offers high speed data updates and less often non-critical requests.
Plant Network Integration
CC-Link IE Field Basic is the more basic component in Mitsubishi Electric’s larger CC-Link IE networks. Products like the PLC, HMI, VFD, Servos (I/O mode), I/O modules and sensors are already available and since this network is a 100 Mb/s TCP/IP network, it simplifies the adoption of third party components. This feature also allows CC-Link IE Field Basic compatible products and Ethernet compatible products to be connected on the same Ethernet communications line, enabling a highly-flexible and low cost system
GX-Works2 or GX-Works3 software is used to configure the network and the shared cyclic memory area. Just simply register the .cspp files and the products can be picked from the menu.