Combining investment protection with future-proofing: On the one hand, the open Industrial Ethernet standard supports the integration of existing plant components and technologies. This can be accomplished with corresponding solutions and products available now, such as the IE/PB Link PN IO for the integration of PROFIBUS DP or the SIMATIC CFU PA for the integration of PROFIBUS PA. On the other hand, worldwide standardization according to IEC 61158/61784 and consistent ongoing development safeguard the use of PROFINET over the entire lifecycle of the plant and beyond. Even wireless communication technologies such as WLAN according to IEEE 802.11 or mobile communications can be reliably integrated.

  • SIMATIC PCS 7 CPU 410-5H
    Activation of the second Ethernet/PROFINET interface on the SIMATIC PCS 7 CPU 410

    Use of the ET 200SP HA, including the new analog module with HART, as compact I/O

    End-to-end communication medium from the control room down to the field level with the CFU

  • Y-Switch SCALANCE XF-200
    The industrial Ethernet switch SCALANCE XF204-2BA DNA (Dual Network Access) enables integration of S2 devices in a high-availability PROFINET system (R1 system) via what is termed as Y-Switch functionality.