Drives and Motion with PROFINET

PROFINET and PROFIdrive form the basis for high-performance and future-proof drive technologies. Together they offer a comprehensive range of applications, scalable performance with short cycle times, and user-friendly, cost-effective implementation. In combination with PROFIdrive, PROFINET becomes is the ideal solution for all drive tasks.

Executive Summary Excerpt

For the past two decades, electric drive technology has gone through a significant innovation phase and, as a result, has contributed to various optimizations in the production and process industries, including achievement of ambitious targets for energy saving. The importance of this is underscored by the fact that electric drives for machines, conveyor belts, pumps, compressors, etc., are responsible for up to 70% of total industrial power consumption. The object of this white paper is to present the combining of the PROFINET communication technology developed and supported by PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) with the PI PROFIdrive device profile (and additionally the PROFIsafe and PROFIenergy profiles) to form a high-performance, flexible, and scalable drive technology.

Table of Contents

  1. Summary
  2. Drive technology
  4. PROFIdrive and Encoder device profile
  5. PROFINET for drive technology
  6. Performance and benefits
  7. Information for device manufacturers
  8. Information for plant and machine owners
  9. Support from PROFIBUS & PROFINET International
  10. Terms
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