PI announces the availability of the PROFINET Design Guideline

The PROFINET Design Guideline provides support to engineers who have to design PROFINET automation systems. It facilitates the professional design of plants and serves as a helpful guide for the step-by-step design of a plant.


The information is presented in a brief and easy to understand way. A basic knowledge of PROFINET technology, electrical engineering and network technology is required.


This guideline does not cover the installation and commissioning of PROFINET since existing guidelines cover these areas. Please refer to the PROFINET Installation Guideline and the PROFINET Commissioning Guideline.


All these documents plus a network load calculation tool are available online.