PROFI-Resources: What about documentation?

Are you aware of the many freely downloadable documents on our website? From guidelines, to system descriptions, to marketing brochures, to slide sets, all topics are covered in a range of depths from introductory to advanced. Check out our documentation section at:


Marketing flyers and brochures provide the most introductory level of knowledge for newcomers to PI’s technologies. Also provided are a series of White Papers discussing tangential topics like Industry 4.0, and where industrial networks play a role.

System Descriptions

System Descriptions provide an incredible level of depth on PI’s technologies. These documents start at a very high level and progressively dive deeper into the many facets of the technologies. So if you’re just starting out, or if you’re a seasoned pro, you will find valuable information within these downloads.

Available for:

  • IO-Link
  • PROFIsafe
  • PROFIdrive
  • Application Profiles

Installation Guides

During the course of installing a PROFIBUS or PROFINET network, questions will arise as to best practices and recommended procedures. PI’s Installation Guidelines cover these and other topics comprehensively. Some guidelines provide network tools and checklists.

The Design, Installation, and Commissioning Guidelines are intended to provide information on how to properly design, install and commission PROFINET and to provide practical guidance on the best ways to achieve this. The goal of this PROFINET Design Guideline is to support engineers who have to design PROFINET automation systems, to facilitate the professional design of plants and to serve as a helpful guide for the step-by-step design of a plant.