Fast device replacement
PROFINET optimizes the device replacement and first commissioning processes.
PROFINET devices are identified via a name that is assigned in the configuration. When replacing a defective device, a new device can be recognized by the IO Controller by means of topology information and have a name automatically assigned to it. An engineering tool is therefore not required when replacing devices. This mechanism can also be used during the initial commissioning of a complete plant. Quick commissioning is thus especially possible for series machines.
Optional swap media (e.g. MMC, C-Plug) permit the fast and simple replacement of devices without programming device.
PROFINET permits the device replacement based on the known topology even without optional swap media.
With the aid of the iPar server, even dynamic device parameters are automatically transferred to the new device. Thus, a PROFINET device is available again within a few seconds after a replacement.
No programming tools or engineering personnel are needed for replacing devices during servicing and maintenance.
The downtime is reduced, because only a new device from the warehouse must be used to put a machine or plant back into operation.