PROFIBUS is a vendor-independent, open field bus standard for a wide range of applications in manufacturing and process automation. Vendor-independence and openness are ensured by the international standards IEC 61158 and IEC 61784. PROFIBUS allows communication between devices of different manufacturers without any special interface adjustment. PROFIBUS can be used for both high-speed time-critical applications and complex communication tasks. Through its continuing further technical developments, PROFIBUS is still the industrial communication system prepared for the future.
PROFIBUS is the fieldbus-based automation standard of PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI), the largest automation community in the world. The PROFIBUS basic slide set gives a comprehensive overview on the PROFIBUS technology. While presenting PROFIBUS technology as a whole it concentrates on its PROFIBUS PA version. Over time PROFIBUS technologies have been and will be further complemented and replaced with the even more powerful, Ethernet-based PROFINET technology. This will also happen in the process automation application field. Therefore this document includes PROFINET technology details.
The book "Catching the Process Fieldbus: An Introduction to PROFIBUS and PROFINET" by James Powell, P. Eng. and Henry Vandelinde, Ph.D. is now available for download at no charge in eBook format.
This document deals with the shielding of PROFIBUS/PROFINET networks and with equipotential bonding in the corresponding plants in non-hazardous areas. The document describes an optimized structure for process automation systems intended to reduce the effects of EMI and disturbances by using equipotential bonding systems.
In Process Automation, quick installation and easy operation and exchange of field devices are important user requirements. Therefore, a common set of device parameters for commissioning, operation, maintenance, and diagnostics has been defined for process control devices. In 2017 PI has developed the new Profile PA Devices 4.0 that can be used with PROFIBUS as well as PROFINET.
This manual guide details the specifications for the "physical layer" of the RS 485-IS field bus on whose basis is a simple combination / integration of different field devices is made possible. This considerably simplifies the engineering and project planning, the installation and the verification of the intrinsic safety.
This document specifies the electromechanical components for RS 485, Fiber Optic and IEC 61158-2 transmission technology. This guideline is intended primarily for manufacturers of PROFIBUS field devices and manufacturers of connectors. The objective of this guideline is to limit the variety of methods utilized in PROFIBUS connections. Connectors for the connection of PROFIBUS field devices are to be preferred to other connection methods because of the advantages for servicing, commissioning and testing.
The Installation Guideline for Commissioning, as the name implies, is designed to support the commissioning of PROFIBUS systems. It helps you to verify proper installation and assembly of your PROFIBUS network. Moreover, the Installation Guideline helps you to locate possible errors. Consequently, the Installation Guideline for Commissioning is designed not only for commissioning personnel but also for service personnel.
As the names indicate, the Installation Guidelines are intended to provide information on how to plan, properly install and commission PROFIBUS wiring and to provide practical guidance on the best ways to achieve this. The operating principle of PROFIBUS is not discussed in the Installation Guidelines. If you require this information, please use the respective documents of PI or corresponding technical literature.
The aim of this PROFIBUS Design Guideline is to support engineers who have to design PROFIBUS plants in a professional manner. Moreover, it is intended to simplify the design process of a plant in a step-by-step manner and to serve as an orientation guide.