All the communication tasks are designed to integrate for modern automation applications that is a purely software-based Industrial Ethernet solution that is uniform and consistent. An application like in machine and plant engineering as well as in the process industry is basically suitable with the real-time protocol.
The Powerlink’s application interface is basically on the mechanism defined in CANopen communication profile DS301 where a wide range is opened with readily available and devices that are useable and fit in application profiles.
The application is mainly suitable with hard real-time requirements in a range of µs. The implementing applications are equally suitable with the guaranteed transmission of larger quantities of data where a period of time is defined and it requires the flexibility which is known from CANopen.