PROFINET for Process Automation

An interesting review of “PROFINET – the solution platform for process automation”, the I&C blog from Nick Denbow

PI, Profibus International, has published a 32 page paper entitled “PROFINET – The Solution Platform for Process Automation”. This is the PI justification of its view that Profinet will gain more importance in process automation, due to both its actual capabilities, and its newly developed and planned properties. PI says it is working closely with well-known users of process automation to achieve this objective. Siemens has already stated that they are involved in achieving this objective (for example, as reported in the July INSIDER).

The paper details the existing functions and capabilities of Profinet that already meet the demands of the process automation industry, and provides guidance as to specifications that are published, or under development, and could be implemented and utilized in future products.

Explaining the Background

The press release text from PI is well written: it says –

Process-related systems are typically complex in structure, consisting of…

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