Tech Tip Roundup

Tips & tricks blue square grungy stampOne of our favorite topics is tech tips.  We provide at least one in every issue of PROFINEWS.  If you are a subscriber, you have been kept up-to-date with tech tips.  If you are not a subscriber, subscribe here.  Then read on for a current list (and read PROFINEWS for new ones).


Why Does PROFINET Need an IP Address?

Since PROFINET uses TCP/IP (albeit not for real-time data), it needs an IP address.  Read the more complete answer at the link above.

Which Switch for PROFINET

Whichever one you want.  But there are pros and cons.  Read them in this article.

What’s in a (PROFINET Device) name?

Names are magic for PROFINET.  Read all about them here.

PROFINET’s Got Class

PROFINET is a classy technology – so classy it took three tech tips to cover it.  Start with this one.

PROFINET’s Got Class – in Real Time

More PROFINET class, this time for real-time data.

PROFINET’s Got Class, PROFINET’s Got Class

Did you surmise from the title that this tech tip is about redundancy?  It is.

IT Professional’s Guide to Industrial Ethernet

For our friends in IT (and they should be all of our friends), some help in understanding our end of Ethernet.


Installing PROFIBUS Terminators

What screws up most PROFIBUS installations?  Yes, terminators are frequently ill-done.  Put the right things in the right places.  Find out how in this tech tip.

Star-Wired Network Led to Grounding Faults

Wait, star should be the right way.  Read about doing it wrong here.

How Many Devices on a PROFIBUS Network?

The most popular question about PROFIBUS answered comprehensively here.


What Are Application Profiles?

Application profiles apply to both PROFINET and PROFIBUS.  Think of them as objects.

–Carl Henning