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.
New products this month: SmartCamera from Balluff; iVu color sensors from Banner Engineering; power measurement modules and IO-Link safety switches from Phoenix Contact; and Ethernet switches with PoE from Wago.
Depending on your application you will have to decide which protocol to use on your HMI. Let’s take a look at the main differences between a TCP/IP-based HMI and a PROFINET-based HMI.
Last year we featured over 15 application stories in PROFINEWS and we look forward to publicizing more PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and IO-Link installation news. If you think your application pushed the limits and you want to feature it, we are here for you! Submit your story!
Once your network is setup and running some issues may occur... Learn more about device, network, and process diagnostics. Watch our on-demand webinar: Diagnostics and PROFINET.
Chemical, pharmaceutical, food processing, biogas, oil production, mining and many other industries require communication through hazardous environments. Learn more about 2 common approaches for hazardous environments and PROFIBUS PA.