PI North America and the PIC (PROFI Interface Center) will be hosting an hour-long webinar in August. The webinar will cover topics from the PROFINET Installation Guidelines. There will be a short overview on PROFINET, followed by in-depth sections on installation rules and best practices. The main focus will be on proper installation of PROFINET cabling and assembly. This includes media types and connectors, as well as installing the cables, grounding and shielding, ESD, cable separation, bending radius, pulling (tensile) strength, and much more.
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018, 11:00 am MST
More on PROFINET Installation Guidelines:
Prior to starting a PROFINET project, PI has some PROFINET installation guidelines and planning tools. These guidelines were designed by engineers for engineers. They help users with the design, installation, and commissioning of a PROFINET system. They contain tips and specifics that are often overlooked. There are three main guides:
The design guideline focuses on the design and layout of a network and planning of the network load. This includes how to organize the network topology depending on types of devices and also on the functions of them (for example RT or IRT motion traffic, wireless, power over Ethernet, etc.). Also, it discusses both real time and non real time (TCP/IP) network load and how to measure and plan it.
The installation guide discusses the proper installation of PROFINET cabling and assembly. It includes media types and connectors, as well as installing the cables, grounding and shielding, ESD, cable separation, bending radius, pulling (tensile) strength, etc.
Once the network is designed and installed, the devices can be commissioned and acceptance tests performed on the actual communications. The commissioning guideline explains setting IP addresses, PROFINET device names and typical steps to configure real-time IO devices with their GSD files, and proper network measurements.