One cable for all purposes

With PROFINET, users can implement the entire machine and plant communication via a single cable.

PROFINET permits parallel fieldbus communication and standard IT communication (TCP/IP) via one 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.


Solution

  • 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.


Benefits

  • 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.