Can’t make it to one of the hundreds of PROFIBUS or PROFINET training events going on around the world? Need a point of reference at the tip of your fingers? Many new documents are available, some with important updates.
The PROFINET System Description is the definitive piece of literature on PROFINET. It starts out at a high level and eventually works its way down into the technical details of the technology. It is a MUST READ for anyone -from the mildly interested to the advanced user.
One of the major events within the lifetime of the PROFIBUS and PROFINET International (PI) community was the first release of a specification for safety communication in 1999. It caused a quantum leap in possibilities in the world of automation. Since then, PROFIsafe has evolved into the leading safety communication technology in the world. It is the objective of this document to provide a thorough insight into the PROFIsafe technology without becoming too engulfed in specific details. It is not meant to replace standards or official specifications. PROFIsafe is approved by both the IFA and TÜV.
The updated system description adds information beyond PROFIBUS including FDI. FDI is a new technology that integrates FDT.DTM and EDDL.
PROFIBUS is a vendor-independent, open fieldbus standard for a wide range of applications in manufacturing and process automation. Vendor-independence and openness are ensured by the international standards IEC 61158 and IEC 61784. PROFIBUS allows communication between devices of different manufacturers without any special interface adjustment.
Developing a PROFINET device or adding a PROFINET interface to an existing device? In either case this guideline will help. In addition, it contains advice and recommendations, all in the vein of a best practices approach. It makes no difference whether the reader already knows PROFINET or is totally new to the subject. This guideline is comprehensive in addressing the mechanics, hardware, software, project management, product management as well as marketing aspects and highlights what is important.
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This is a short, 8 page brochure that gives a quick overview of the IO-Link technology. IO-Link is not a new field bus, but rather a point-to-point connection between a peripheral module and an I/O field device. It is based on the familiar 3-wire connection for a digital switching signal, whereby the signal is implemented as a serial telegram. In this way additional information in the form of a serial protocol between the I/O level and the field device can be exchanged.