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A Guide to Customized PROFINET Validation
May 16, 2018

A Guide to Customized PROFINET Validation

While serial bus systems will continue to play an important role in the future, solutions based on Industrial Ethernet are becoming increasingly common with Industry 4.0 applications. The focus is less on cable measurements, signal levels or signal shapes, but in the case of standards such as PROFINET, utilization and the greatest possible availability of the networks are the focus of interest.

The Best Fieldbus For Your PLC: 5 Fieldbuses Compared For Industry 4.0
September 15, 2017

The Best Fieldbus For Your PLC: 5 Fieldbuses Compared For Industry 4.0

By Kingstar
This white paper will explore Fieldbus options by providing a description of distinguishing features of each standard, comparing the performance and price/performance, and by tabulating market adoption rates.

New ways to interconnect the PROFI-world
September 09, 2015

New ways to interconnect the PROFI-world

By Markus Bladh, HMS Industrial Networks
According to our latest market research, PROFINET and PROFIBUS are two of the most dominant networks on the global market today. White paper shows how HMS products connect systems.

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Implementing Ethernet Technology in Industrial Applications
December 06, 2012

Implementing Ethernet Technology in Industrial Applications

By Turck

This white paper analyzes three diverse protocols—EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP and PROFINET—to assist users in selecting the ideal communication solution for their application requirements.

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Drives and Motion with Profinet
December 04, 2012

Drives and Motion with Profinet

White paper describes the combining of PROFINET (PI) with PI PROFIdrive, PROFIsafe and PROFIenergy profiles to form a high-performance, flexible, and scalable drive technology.

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The Ten Commandments of Industrial Ethernet
November 29, 2012

The Ten Commandments of Industrial Ethernet

By B&B Electronics

Advice on ten Ethernet topics, including dealing with hackers, maintaining documentation, resolving IP addresses, working with $20 routers bought at a Big Box store, separating office and factory networks, empowering legacy equipment, working with wireless and multiple Ethernet protocols, and more.

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Creating value added with Condition-based maintenance
April 11, 2012

Creating value added with Condition-based maintenance

Automation.com, April 2012

By Josef Schindler, Siemens Industry

Describes how the Simatic Maintenance Station offers support for condition-based maintenance through plant-wide diagnostics in both continuous and discrete automated production processes.

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FDI: Field Device Integration Technology
February 07, 2012

FDI: Field Device Integration Technology

Automation.com, February 2012

By FDI Cooperation

FDT Group, Fieldbus Foundation, HART Communication Foundation, OPC Foundation, PROFIBUS & PROFINET International, are supporting and driving forward the development of FDI Technology. Here’s how FDI works.

January 09, 2012

Assessing PROFIenergy's potential

By PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e. V. (PNO)

PROFIenergy is a Profile of the real-time Industrial Ethernet protocol PROFINET, developed in response to calls from the AIDA group of automotive manufacturing companies for an open, standardized method of controlling energy consumption in automation systems. This white paper will quantify the energy saving possibilities of PROFIenergy and assess its deployment opportunities.

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December 29, 2011

Potential of Profienergy

By PI International

White paper describes the operating principle behind the PROFINET profile developed specially for energy-saving automation systems along with possible applications and optimum use of this profile.

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October 05, 2011

Distributed Modular I/O Technology Guide

By Balluff

The focus of this whitepaper is to inform controls engineers working for machine builders about the advantages of distributed modular I/O on an industrial network and how to select the best out-of-the-cabinet controls solution for manufacturing equipment.

July 06, 2011

PROFINET in process automation

Automation.com, July 2011

By PI North America

With over three million installed nodes, PROFINET has long since become a familiar feature of production automation and drive engineering applications. But what about the process automation sector?

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Why it's time to move to PROFINET
January 26, 2011

Why it's time to move to PROFINET

By HMS Networks

In the early days of fieldbus technology PROFIBUS followed a very aggressive growth curve. Within the Industrial Ethernet market, PROFINET has followed a similar path. Find out how implementing PROFINET into a device can extend its functionality for years to come.

January 24, 2011

Developing Functional Safety Systems with TÜV-Qualified FPGAs

By Altera

Paper describes how Altera’s FPGA allows OEMs to design their own customized fieldbus-based and Profisafe safety controllers, with a significant competitive advantage over traditional microcontroller or ASIC-based designs.

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January 24, 2011

A Flexible Solution for Industrial Ethernet

By Altera

Paper describes how Altera’s FPGA can be used to perform all functions required by an Ethernet or Profinet interface

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January 05, 2011

PROFINET In Context

PROFINET has passed another milestone with the announcement that 1.6M devices were shipped by the end of 2008. This White Paper shows a number of applications that are equipped with PROFINET and which come from various industries. In addition, this White Paper describes the most important success influencers that are the basis for the fulminant increase of installed PROFINET nodes.

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January 05, 2011

The PROFIenergy Profile

PROFIenergy is an innovative new way of optimizing energy efficiency over a PROFINET network. It uses the automation components themselves to facilitate 'smart' energy management strategies and reduce operating costs.

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January 05, 2011

PROFINET and IT

A significant technical challenge associated with introduction of PROFINET is related to the separation or connection of the IT world and the automation world. Security and operation aspects, among other factors, play a large role here when planning the overall network.

The target group of this white paper is the IT personnel of production companies who has the responsibility to care for the automation networks.

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January 05, 2011

Enhancing the High Performance of PROFINET

In the white paper the performance capabilities of PROFINET are specified. The project 'Real-Time Ethernet in the Sensor/Actor Networking', which is promoted by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research), examined the potential of state-of-the-art real-time Ethernet systems. The project has come to the conclusion that today PROFINET already represents the most efficient Ethernet system for virtually all applications.

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January 05, 2011

PROFIBUS + PROFINET Strategic Overview

This white paper elaborates on both the advantages of PROFIBUS and PROFINET and their synergies, when both systems are employed in one application. PROFIBUS continues to be the undisputed market leader on a global scale. Due to the broad installed basis and the extensive experience with PROFIBUS, PROFINET will replicate its success.

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Diagnostic Tools for PROFIBUS and PROFINET
March 28, 2009

Diagnostic Tools for PROFIBUS and PROFINET

By Softing

The most common problems of PROFIBUS networks are faulty cabling or connectors causing poor signal quality levels. In order to detect and identify those kinds of issues an engineer can either use an oscilloscope (and lots of experience) or an Electrical Tester for PROFIBUS that makes the job much easier.

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