One cable for all purposes
With PROFINET, users can implement the entire machine and plant communication via a single cable.
In many machines and plants, one still finds a great amount of cables for various tasks: Process data is transferred via a fieldbus, plant data is exchanged via Ethernet, and safety-relevant circuits are still partly designed with their own wiring. PROFINET gives the user the capability of implementing all of the machine and plant communication via a single cable for the first time.
Simultaneous, reaction-free fieldbus communication is possible on one cable even in isochronous mode and mixed with standard IT communication (TCP/IP). Further specific tasks can be implemented easily by means of profiles such as PROFIsafe, PROFIdrive or PROFIenergy This solution provides a wide range of functions with a low degree of complexity.
Parallel fieldbus communication, also with Isochronous Real-Time (IRT) and standard IT communication (TCP/IP).
All machine and plant data – process data, diagnostic data, IT data – is transferred via one single cable.
Specific profile communication (PROFIsafe, PROFIdrive and PROFIenergy) can be integrated without additional cabling overhead.
Integration from the control level all the way down to the field device.
Cost savings thanks to less wiring costs and reduced training overhead.
A wide range of functions with a low degree of complexity.