The PROFIenergy Profile

PROFIenergy enables the deployment of smart energy management strategies over PROFINET. This white paper introduces the PROFIenergy Profile and gives an in-depth overview with use cases and implementation.

Executive Summary Excerpt

Automation users worldwide are driven to minimize energy consumption, to cut costs and comply with increasingly stringent ‘green’ obligations. Methods range from switching off equipment manually to installing semi-automated shut-down systems. These are crude, expensive or hard to manage. PROFIenergy offers a solution, enabling the deployment of smart energy management strategies over PROFINET. The PROFIenergy Profile enables control devices (e.g. PLCs) to send commands to Energy Consuming Units (ECU), to signal pauses such as lunch breaks, holidays, random line stoppages or even peak load conditions. On receipt of the PROFIenergy commands, software ‘agents’ in the ECU firmware initiate pre-defined ‘sleep’ modes for the duration of the pause.

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Introducing PROFIenergy
  3. Energy Efficiency
  4. PROFIenergy in outline
  5. Why has this not been done before?
  6. How does PROFIenergy work?
  7. The PROFIenergy Use Cases
  8. Implementation
  9. PROFIenergy Benefits
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