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The data protection law will change on 25 May 2018. On that day, the General Data Protection Regulation of 27 April 2016 (hereinafter referred to as "GDPR") will come into force. That is why we are providing our Clients and Leads with this notice that will inform you about the ways in which we process your personal data.
Transfer Multisort Elektronik Ltd. Coleshill House Suite 1C, 1 Station Road Coleshill, Birmingham, B46 1HT, United Kingdom and Transfer Multisort Elektronik sp. z o.o., ul. Ustronna 41, 93-350 Łódź (hereinafter referred to as "TME") is the Data Controller of your personal data, therefore it determines the methods and goals of processing your personal data. Providing the personal data is voluntary, however it is also necessary for us to conclude contracts and perform services.
Obtaining information on processing of personal data
You can contact the Data Protection Officer on matters concerning the protection of your personal data via email at email@example.com or by sending a letter to our headquarters.
Data collection and the purpose of its processing
We process your personal data because it is necessary to perform a contract with you i.e. provide a service (compliant with Article 6 (1) (b) of GDPR) including:
In addition, we are required by law to process your personal data for tax and accounting purposes.
Furthermore, we may process your personal data for marketing purposes i.e. promoting our products and services. If we do this without using electronic means of communication, the legal basis for those activities is Article 6 (1) (f) of GDPR where conducting marketing activities is a legitimate interest of the Data Controller. However, if we use electronic means of communication for this purpose i.e. e-mail or phone, then due to other applicable laws we only process personal data with your consent (compliant with Article 6 (1) (a) of GDPR).
Your personal data may be transferred to other parties that will process your personal data on their own behalf, including but not limited to:
Retention periods of your personal data
We will retain your personal data for the duration of a contract (performance of services) and after its dissolution:
Rights related to data processing
You have the right to access, correct and transfer your data, limit its processing, object to its processing, or withdraw your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of processing that was already performed on the basis of consent prior to its withdrawal (if the processing is consent-based).
Moreover, should you decide that our processing breaches the provisions of GDPR, you have the right to submit a complaint to a data protection authority.
Automated data processing (profiling)
Your personal data will be processed in an automated way (including profiling), however this will not cause any legal or other serious repercussions for you.
Profiling of personal data performed by TME means we process your data (including in an automated manner) and use it to assess some information, in particular to analyse or forecast personal preferences and interests.
As the industry advances more and more towards automation, communication networks are becoming an integral part of the functioning of a growing number of companies. Nowadays, the role of man is becoming increasingly limited to the supervision, control and service of automatically operating devices. Tasks imposed on industrial data networks are much more demanding than in the case of standard networks, for example. Industrial networks work on both small and large amounts of data, and their main task is to ensure communication on many levels in a relatively short time. These networks often consist of a large number of network devices that we often don't see, yet they constitute an inseparable part of the entire infrastructure.
In this article we will focus primarily on cables, their properties and characteristics, but before we move on to the very characteristics of cables, it is necessary to get acquainted with communication networks which are commonly used in manufacturing plants. Everyone who has had contact with them, has also encountered names such as Profinet or Profibus, so let us discuss the characteristics of these networks and how they work.
The term Profinet is a common abbreviation for Process Field Net and it is nothing else than a communication network based on the Industrial Ethernet standard, i.e. the Industrial Ethernet standard. Profinet supports 256 devices using communication paths such as IRT (isochronous real-time communication), RT (real-time communication) and TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol). The choice of communication channel is often determined by the future use of the network. The simplest Profinet network model consists of at least one IO Controller, acting as a controller, responsible for data processing, IO-device stations and one IO-device that delivers data to the IO Controller.
Profibus stands for Process Field Bus and is a real-time network standard that supports 127 devices. Communication is based on the master/slave relationship, where the master decides whether to switch the slave on or off. The principle of operation, although it may seem straightforward, requires precise design of the operation of the devices in specific periods of time. The main task of the network is to effectively send a large number of short messages, minimizing the time needed for their transmission. In general, the Profibus standard can be divided into Profibus PA (Process Automation), Profibus DP (Decentralized Peripheral) and Profibus FMS (Fieldbus Message Specification). A Profibus network uses a fibre optic cable or RS485 interface as a signal transfer component.
The condition for an industrial network to function properly is not only the selection of the appropriate cabling itself, but also its correct arrangement. It is necessary to remember, among other things, to minimize the impact of electromagnetic interference by maintaining an appropriate, safe distance between feeder cables, power supply cables and Profinet and Profibus network cables, as well as their proper protection. The risk of interruption or mechanical damage to the cables must also be eliminated, e.g. by using a cable route or protective braiding. The selection of appropriate protection of cables and wires is often determined by the environment in which they will work. It is therefore necessary to adjust the protection to the prevailing conditions. In places where the probability of mechanical damage is highest, it is worth using metal ducts or guides. You should not exceed the specified cable length in the given segments and the number of devices connected to the network. It is also important to maintain a minimum bending radius and to avoid tangling and intersecting cables, if possible.
The key parameters when selecting the cables include:
TME’s offer includes numerous cables dedicated to industrial communication networks. These are the products of such recognized manufacturers as: LappKabel, Helukabel, Harting, Igus or Belden. The cables are parametrised and contain the necessary information to enable comparison and identification.
An effective process that minimizes downtime will accelerate the return on costly investments.
Powered equipment places different demands on cells in terms of capacity, voltage or short circuit current.