Posts Tagged: profinet

What’s Your Name?

What’s the MAC address of the device you are viewing this from?  The IP Address?  What’s your name?  (My device is called “Carl” since I’m the only Carl in the office.) Wouldn’t it be great if your automation devices had… Read more »



PROFINET Student Tips

With sixteen free PROFINET one-day training classes around the USA, we probably have one near you.  You should come.  (See the city list.)  Here are some tips to get the most out of the class: Be prepared.  If you are… Read more »


Hanover 2015: IO-Link News

IO-Link had some big news at the fair, but first let’s look at some of the IO-Link products.  First, the IO-Link wall at the PI booth with more products than ever before. One of those products was an AS-interface master… Read more »


5 Simple Facts about PROFINET

1. PROFINET is fast. PROFINET is as fast as you need it to be.  Different applications have different requirements for speed – many process applications are slow moving so updates in hundreds of milliseconds is fast enough.  Factory automation needs… Read more »


Choose the Network First

In the Atlanta PROFINET one-day training class, someone was asking about using PROFINET with a controller that does not natively support it.  The unusual part of this is that only one controller maker does not support PROFINET natively (you have… Read more »



PROFINET vs EtherNet/IP

First, a disclaimer, and no surprise: I may be slightly biased in favor of PROFINET. That said, I believe the following facts to be actual facts. While this post could expand to thousands of words, this will be the Readers… Read more »


Feed Me… PROFINET Data

Audrey II in The Little Shop of Horrors demanded “Feed me!”  Analytics systems today also need fed, but they need to be fed data.  Enter PROFINET.  As part of the Industrial Internet, PROFINET feeds data into controllers which in turn… Read more »


A Beginner’s Guide to PROFINET

What is PROFINET? PROFINET is an industrial communication network designed for robust, deterministic data transmission in the harsh conditions of factory and process environments. It is built on Industrial Ethernet which is built on Ethernet. Ethernet is a network –… Read more »