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.
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Author: Nelly Ayllon
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…
The conventional safety PLC concept meant that normal PLCs and standard I/O could not be mixed with safety PLCs and safety components in the same network. But what about the combined safety principle?
PROFINET is increasingly evolving into a pillar for automation concepts of the future. A new version of the PA application profile (PA Profile V4.0) is an important step toward making PROFINET suitable for use in process automation equipment of the Industry 4.0 generation.
Sign up for this “PROFINET Installation” webinar and learn more about common mistakes and best practices on PROFINET installations to make your network run more smoothly.