Standards save time and money. On the drive level, probably the best example of successful standardization is the vendor-neutral drive profile: PROFIdrive.
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Author: Nelly Ayllon
PI North America has several announcements this month: a PROFINET plugfest in North America, the launch of their new website, new training offerings, and upcoming free PROFINET one-day training classes.
Depending on the end-user’s requirement, PROFINET allows them to build a reliable network according to their specific goals. This new white paper explores PROFINET redundancy options. Download it here…
New products this month include Nord’s PROFIsafe module for increased safety, Phoenix Contact’s bus coupler becoming PROFINET v2.3 ready, and PROCENTEC releasing its Mercury for sale with new features.
It is interesting how Hype Topics evolve, and how some of them then vanish shortly afterward. Looking towards functional safety, it turns out that this is not to be considered a hype topic as such, but as a key ingredient for successful automation solutions.
Don’t miss this webinar on the future of industrial automation, it will cover TSN, OPC UA, APL, and PROFINET. The webinar will go over an overview and will also get into the details of these technologies at a technical level. Register Here…
The PROFIsafe profile details are incorporated into the PROFIsafe driver firmware in both an F-Controller and an F-device. The PROFIsafe driver ensures the integrity of the safety portion of the communication. But, what are the network challenges? And how does PROFIsafe resolve them?
Last June, more than 150 developers met at three different PI events focusing on PROFINET device development. Particularly, the PROFINET Plugfest was the ideal platform for knowledge and information exchange between developers. Also, an IO-Link Plugfest is scheduled for October 16-17 in Esslingen, Germany. Register Here…