FEATURED ARTICLESin PROFINET
Automation Lessons Learned at Iron Bridge Water Plant
By Bill Lydon, Editor
The Iron Bridge plant was originally built in the 1980s to treat about 5 million gallons of wastewater per day. After...
Profinet: Mediate the rift between control engineering and IT
By Carl Henning, PI North America
Control engineers need to know that IT is not the enemy, and IT needs to know that Ethernet...
Using Ethernet technology to optimise PLC networks
What’s New in Process Technology
By Gary Chang and Mark Wu, Moxa
Traditional fieldbus networks were - and some still are - isolated...
Ethernet I/O network focus: uptime and productivity
Industrial Ethernet Book
Network redundancy can be used to ensure that a network failure doesn’t disrupt a control system’s I/O...
- 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
- Sigthsys signs Port as distributor in Germany
- Trebing + Himstedt sells Industrial Communication portfolio to Softing
- PI North America appoints Ken Hoover to its board
- Deutschmann gateways certified for PROFINET version 2.25
- Softing achieves PROFINET Net Load Class III rating
- More industrial Ethernet spending, more productivity
- HMS introduces IXXAT Safe IEC 61508-based communications solutions
PRODUCT NEWSin PROFINET
Renesas adds communications interfaces to RX64M controller
RX64M microcontroller now supports PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and CANopen communications.
ICP DAS Introduces PFN-2042 PROFINET I/O Module
PFN-2042 has 16-channel isolated digital outputs, supports PROFINET standards and can be used with other devices that follow the PROFINET protocol.
Moog Animatics introduces Class 6 SmartMotors
SmartMotors are able to support Standard Industrial Ethernet protocols including EtherCAT and PROFINET.
Both a PROFIBUS forum and a PROFINET forum are available to the general public to ask questions and seek answers.
“Industrial Ethernet Technologies: Overview and Comparison” gives valuable insight into today’s most important Industrial Ethernet technologies.
PROFINEWS App lets users receive up-to-date information about PI and its technologies directly on their devices anytime, anywhere in the world.
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...
Dates TBD. This FREE one-day training class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in his own project. Lunch is included. Technical details of the technology are provided along with practical demonstrations. The class is designed for End Users, OEMs, System Integrators and Manufacturers of automation devices. Each student will receive a certificate for 5.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH).