Hanover Fair – Diagnostics

PROFINET diagnostics are a huge differentiator for PROFINET.  Building on the concepts pioneered by PROFIBUS (at the device, module, and channel level), PROFINET adds diagnostics for the Industrial Ethernet network.  Because PROFINET is just Ethernet, it leverages IT protocols to prevent or quickly find problems.  How does that help?  This short animation, introduced at the fair, shows how:

For some additional details on leveraging IT protocols, revisit the PROFIblog post PROFINET and IT Protocols.  And for even more depth, view our webinar Diagnostics for PROFINET and Industrial Ethernet

Next up: a final observation about Hanover Fair, followed by a news summary…

–Carl Henning