FEATURED ARTICLESin PROFINET
PROFINET diagnostics: flying blind or efficient maintenance?
Industrial Ethernet Book
By Christopher Anhalt, Softing
Diagnosing problems with PROFINET networks raises technological and organizational...
FDI and FDT: working together for limitless integration
Control Engineering Europe
By Suzanne Gill
FDI Cooperation members include five major automation foundations - FDT Group, Fieldbus Foundation,...
Is IoT (IP to the edge) good for automation?
By Bill Lydon, Editor
The Internet of Things (IoT) definition as promoted by major industrial automation suppliers and computer industry suppliers...
The Smart Factory needs a powerful PROFINET cabling system
By Rainer Schmidt, Harting
PROFINET is an independent, proprietary system, which is primarily used for communication between PROFINET components....
- Industrial networking trends point to global expansion
- Deutschmann promotes Dominik Litzinger to Head of Software Development
- Profinet claims 10 million devices installed
- A stepped approach to securing automation systems
- HMS Anybus CompactCom certified for PROFINET 2.31
- Deutschmann UNIGATE gateways certified for Profinet
- HMS ranks Industrial networks
- FieldComm and PI find a home for FDI technology
- Innovasic certifies RapID Ethernet Solution for PROFINET v2.31
- UL Certifies Moxa EDR-810 Router for Hazardous Locations
- Profichip celebrates its 15th anniversary
- Most used Ethernet protocols
PRODUCT NEWSin PROFINET
POSITAL adds two interfaces to IXARC Encoders
IXARC magnetic rotary encoders now have PROFINET and EtherCAT communications interfaces.
Deutschmann adds extra Ethernet interface to Unigate gateways
Service and maintenance staff can use the extra interface to directly access the configuration of the connected gateways.
Turck releases TBEN-S Multiprotocol I/O Modules
The 32 mm TBEN-S modules can be operated automatically in PROFINET, Modbus TCP or EtherNet/IP.
FDI specification, developer tools and common host components are now available for automation suppliers to develop products and host systems...
Netilities graphical software tool is useful for engineering, monitoring and troubleshooting PROFINET installations.
Both a PROFIBUS forum and a PROFINET forum are available to the general public to ask questions and seek answers.
WHITE PAPERSin PROFINET
This white paper analyzes three diverse protocols—EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP and PROFINET—to assist users in selecting the ideal...
White paper describes the combining of PROFINET (PI) with PI PROFIdrive, PROFIsafe and PROFIenergy profiles to form a high-performance, flexible,...
By B&B Electronics
Advice on ten Ethernet topics, including dealing with hackers, maintaining documentation, resolving IP addresses, working...
CASE STUDIESin PROFINET
Pumps & Systems
By Matthias Borutta, Phoenix Contact
The Smurfit Kappa Kraftliner Piteå paper plant in northeast Sweden installed motor...
Process & Control Engineering
The Thompson & Redwood plant in Australia uses a S7-300 PLC with integrated Ethernet port connected to WinCC SCADA...
Industrial Ethernet Book
Unglaube integrated the PROFINET Device Protocol Stack from Softing Industrial Automation into their Data Matrix code...
The Summit will provide engineering and operational professionals, automation and operations management and senior-level executives with end user learning opportunities covering the complete spectrum of automation--from process and discrete to motion control and drives.