Fit for the future
Open, flexible, efficient, high-performance
What makes industrial communication future-proof? Openness for manufacturer-independent networking. Flexibility for customized plant concepts. Efficiency for fast commissioning and maximum plant availability. Performance for large quantity structures and fast transmission. Or in short: PROFINET.
Advantages and applications
PROFINET for good reasons – for any task
Discover the world of PROFINET – and why you should rely on Siemens and a future-proof digital standard.
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PROFINET in practice
PROFINET proves itself daily in a wide variety of applications. The large number of available devices with a PROFINET connection ensures that there are solutions for practically every application and sector. Explore two examples of many thousands here.
Valve terminals for the digital enterprise
The challenge: High safety requirements for pneumatic valve terminals with proportional technology
The solution: Use of PROFINET with corresponding profiles – including PROFIsafe; network topology can automatically be read with the PRONETA tool
“The capability of being able to send safety-relevant signals via the same bus system with no additional expenses is an important customer benefit, which we can provide with PROFIsafe, the safety profile of PROFINET.” (Olaf Westrik, in charge of development of Netware Devices, Festo AG & Co. KG)
A day saved, stability gained
Application: Underfloor lifting systems for hoisting trains weighing up to several hundred tons for maintenance and repair
The solution: Design and implementation of a new automation standard complete with visualization, based on the TIA Portal – plus switching from PROFIBUS to end-to-end PROFINET communication
Result: Commissioning shortened by one day and faster troubleshooting thanks to PROFINET – another day saved due to elimination of need to set the bus addresses via DIP switches
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