PROFINET

PROFINET combines the benefits of PROFIBUS, the most widely distributed bus system worldwide, with the latest Ethernet technology. PROFINET makes the setup of flexible communication networks easy and ensures end-to-end, reliable and secure communication throughout the plant – in real-time!

 

Digitalization in the process industry results in greatly increased amounts of data (big data), makes end-to-end communication all the way down to the field necessary and requires flexible as well as secure communication networks.

  • End-to-end vertical and horizontal Ethernet communication on the field level

  • End-to-end vertical and horizontal Ethernet communication on the field level

  • Maximum availability as required by changes during operation

  • Freely scalable redundancy enables high cost savings through optimally tailored solutions

  • Greater flexibility thanks to a common plant network allows for the free assignment of the devices to the controllers and easy plant expandability

  • Topologies are based on the requirements and plant specifications, which can reduce cabling costs by more than 60%!

  • "One cable for everything" strategy results in better cost efficiency

  • Easy device integration and quick device replacement during operation

  • Installation wizards and integrated device/network diagnostics

  • Investment protection through integration of existing structures and technologies

  • Gradual transition from PROFIBUS DP to PROFINET