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New Video: Cables in PROFINET Networks
Many questions arise when setting up a PROFINET network. Since the installation and design steps are critical to building a reliable project, it is important to understand cabling requirements ahead of time. This video explains a crucial piece of infrastructure in PROFINET networks: the Cabling. Watch to learn about the cable options, their specifications, and some examples for special applications.
A PROFINET network is built on standard IEEE 802.3 Ethernet. While wireless access points are becoming more popular, the vast majority of today’s network connections are wired and require cabling. PROFINET cable manufacturers offer a range of cable types and classes for different applications, including those with special properties. These cables come in two flavours: copper and fibre optic.
This whiteboard animation video covers all you need to know about cables and PROFINET.
Webinar: How PROFINET Works, A Beginner’s Guide
Are you looking for an introductory course in PROFINET? This webinar will guide you through the basics of how PROFINET works. It will start by introducing the value of implementing fieldbuses and Industrial Ethernet protocols in automation networks. Then, it will expand on PROFINET basics, such as topology, media, features, performance, and configuration.
- Date: Wednesday, December 16
- Time: 11:00 AM (MST)
- Cost: Free
- Host: PROFIBUS / PROFINET North America and the PROFI Interface Center
- Industrial automation challenges
- Value proposition: Industrial Ethernet
- How PROFINET works
- PROFINET network basics
- Common features
- Additional features and application profiles
- How to get started: setting up a PROFINET network
- GSD file, device addressing, diagnostics
- PROFINET highlights
- Live Q&A
We hope you can join us. Seats are limited. Register Today!
New Video: PROFINET vs Ethernet Comparison
What is the difference between PROFINET and Ethernet? Can you give us a PROFINET vs Ethernet comparison? We get these questions quite often. They can be difficult to answer because PROFINET and Ethernet are complementing technologies, not competing technologies. A new white-board video resolves these common questions.
New Video: PROFIBUS vs PROFINET Comparison
This whiteboard video answers one of the most common PROFIBUS and PROFINET questions we receive: What is the difference between PROFIBUS and PROFINET? Watch the video and get a complete answer with technical details. Enjoy!
New Video: PROFINET and Edge Computing
Moving relevant data in PROFINET networks from field to edge to cloud and back is as transparent as possible -no matter where the edge is. Learn about PROFINET and edge computing in just 1 minute. Watch this video to find out!
omlox live launch event – 29th June
omlox technology was presented and officially handed over to PI for further development and distribution at the official opening event via live streaming. In addition, the omlox testbed in Teningen was shown and the participants gained many insights from core partners and contributors during different online seminars and “deep-dive” sessions. All sessions from the live event were recorded and uploaded to view now.
Register at www.omlox.com to view
Lightning Surge Protection on PROFIBUS Networks – 10th June
This webinar is aimed at those people responsible for the commissioning and support of PROFIBUS networks. It took the form of a presentation with demonstrations to aid understanding.
PROFINET to PROFIBUS Gateways – 3rd June
This webinar is aimed at those people responsible for the design, commissioning and support of PROFINET networks and explains how to integrate existing PROFIBUS DP and PROFIBUS PA devices into that network.
PROFINET Network Diagnostics – 27th May
This webinar follows on from the PROFINET Network Design Webinar but is this time aimed at people responsible for the commissioning and support of PROFINET networks.
PROFINET Network Design – 20th May
This 40-minute webinar is particularly relevant to people responsible for the design of PROFINET networks. It highlighted the common errors and assumptions made that could make on-going support of the network rather difficult.
EMC Awareness for Industrial Automation Systems – 11th May
The first in our new series of webinars was presented in May by Peter Thomas of Control Specialists Ltd, Chairman of the PROFIBUS and PROFINET International (PI) Training Centres and Technical Officer PI UK.
It is particularity relevant to people responsible for the design and installation of PROFIBUS and PROFINET networks as outlined in the PI Guidelines on Earthing and Bonding of PROFIBUS and PROFINET Networks.
However, it is also for those who wanted an awareness of the often misunderstood topic of EMC in industrial automation.