PROFINET is widely accepted and well proven in plant engineering.
This is because a lot of PROFINET functions were defined in close collaboration with customers and are used now in many applications. But also in the mechanical engineering the modular and adaptable architecture of PROFINET together with its comprehensive function set allows innovative and cost-saving machine automation.
The advantages of PROFINET pay off in all phases of a machine’s cycle – from the planning of initial start-up and operation up through to service and maintenance. PROFINET offers automatic adaptable address assignment on account of the topology for standard machines, rapid initial start-up with easy tools and defined interfaces for addressing, interoperability of devices thanks to certification, excellent diagnosis of the devices and the network as well as high performance and precision.
PROFINET offers built-in TCP/IP communication, which is independent from special HW- or SW- modules in the devices or controllers. So communication between the overlaid production line control and the devices is easily possible; or an adaptation of the machine by a new parameterization or controlling by vision systems.
The proven PROFIsafe profile is another brick in the modular PROFINET setup which allows the machine builder & OEMs innovative solutions to raise flexibility and reduce Time-to-Market.
About the presenter:
Xaver is the leader of the Factory Automation Marketing Working Group of PI. He is now responsible for the market launch of PROFINET, after PROFIBUS integration.
This includes the collection of the requirements, coordination with the technical Working Groups and the market launch of the system functions of PROFINET and the manufacturer-enclosed marketing activities in PI.