PROFINET Cabling: Overview and Implementation Considerations

A PROFINET network is built on standard IEEE 802.3 Ethernet. Even though wireless access points are becoming more popular, most of today’s network connections are wired and require cabling. PROFINET cable manufacturers offer a range of cable types and classes for different applications, including those with special properties. These cables come in two flavors: copper and fiber optics. This paper will give an overview of each, use cases, and implementation. Topics include copper cables, fiber cables, special features, and installation considerations.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. PROFINET copper cables
    1. Copper cable types
  3. PROFINET fiber cables
    1. PROFINET fiber optics types and parameters
  4. Copper vs fiber installation configurations
  5. Conclusion

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