PROFINET is a modern concept for distributed automation standards; it is based on Ethernet and integrates existing fieldbus systems (in particular PROFIBUS) simply and without change. This is an important aspect for meeting the demand for consistency from the corporate management level to the field level. Furthermore, it represents a key contribution to providing the user with security for his investment in that existing parts of a system can be incorporated in PROFINET without needing to be changed.
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.
PROFINET is the leading communication protocol for automation, with 4.5 million devices brought to market in 2017 and a total of approximately 21 million installed devices. The PROFINET basic slide set gives a comprehensive overview on the PROFINET technology. The document goes over a brief overview of the technology and continues with a detailed description of the protocol and many of its features. The final section covers the requirements of Industrie 4.0 and how PROFINET is a future-proof solution.
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 power of innovation of over 1,400 member companies has made PROFIBUS the most successful fieldbus worldwide. PROFINET users can also benefit fully from this advantage because existing PROFIBUS segments can be totally integrated into PROFINET. PROFIBUS & PROFINET International supports vendors of automation and field devices as well as automation system users with the specification of the PROFINET concept, including the engineering concept; availability of the PROFINET software; certification of PROFINET products; support from experienced Competence Centers, etc.
The aim of this PROFINET Installation Guideline is to support service technicians who have to install PROFINET cables, allowing them to professionally complete their job. Background knowledge about PROFINET mounting and cabling is not required. However, a basic technical knowledge of electrical installation is assumed.
The aim of this guideline is to support you when commissioning PROFINET systems. It also provides guidance on the verification of the correct installation of PROFINET systems. Moreover, this commissioning guideline helps with detection and location of possible errors. As a result, this guideline addresses topics relevant not only to commissioning staff but also to service personnel.
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. Background knowledge about PROFINET mounting and cabling is not required. However, a basic technical knowledge of electrical installation is assumed.
Development of a PROFINET device or addition of a PROFINET interface to an existing device - these are the tasks for which this guideline is intended. In addition, it contains advice and recommendations - all in the sense of a best practice approach. This guideline addresses mechanics, hardware, software, project management, product management as well as Marketing and highlights.
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.