White Papers Categorized: PROFIBUS

PROFIBUS vs PROFINET: Comparison and Migration Strategies

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PROFIBUS is a classical serial fieldbus and PROFINET is an industrial Ethernet standard. They share similarities due to their common source, but PROFINET has additional capabilities that allow faster and more flexible communication. This white paper will explore the differences between them and explain migration strategies from PROFIBUS to PROFINET.

PROFIBUS for Process Reprint

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Whether or not a new path is better is often decided only after it has been tread. Without new paths, however, there is no progress. This principle applies especially nowadays to the field of automation engineering, particularly in light of the much discussed innovative activities related to the terms “Cyber Physical Systems”, “Internet of Things”, and “Industry 4.0”. In spite of the hype surrounding these terms, there are in fact very concrete objectives out there whose purpose is to increase the efficiency, speed, flexibility, and safety of the process industry.

This magazine reprint provides 20 pages of benefits of using PROFIBUS with links to relevant videos.

6 Reasons to Give PROFIBUS PA Another Look

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With over 8 million nodes installed, thousands of applications, and over a decade's worth of experience, users are installing PROFIBUS as the network of choice in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food processing, bio-gas, offshore oil production, and mining industries.

Profibus and Modbus: a comparison

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We live in a multi-protocol world – and this will likely not change anytime soon. Different protocols work better in different applications. I have not come to bury Modbus or Profibus, nor to praise them, but rather to add some perspective and knowledge. An introduction is provided to each technology on the basic underpinnings. This is followed by application examples and finally a side-by-side comparison.

Guide to Implementing PROFIBUS PA Field Devices

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This White Paper discusses the individual hardware and software aspects of implementing a PROFIBUS PA field device. This goal can be reached by following implementation approaches based on using pre-engineered hardware and software components.