PROFINET is used in all aspects of automobile manufacturing: from machining and welding, to powertrain, all the way to painting. Read about it in this Application Story.
Very old mechanical processes at a US-based cigar manufacturer were the impetus for a complete factory overhaul, and PROFINET was employed as the network backbone.
Two European companies in the steel industry are examined in how they use PROFINET in the handling of the large steel coils that are transported via automated overhead cranes.
In an environment where speed and flexibility are necessities, controls from many different vendors using a myriad of controls networks are integrated using PROFINET.
In the beverage and tobacco industries, using the intuitive machine-integration features of PROFINET allowed for reductions in commissioning time, labor and costs.