When speaking about wireless PROFINET communications for industrial automation, there are a variety of architectures available depending on the application. Overall, there are 4 main possible architectures: P2P, P2M, WDS, and Mesh.
The difference between proxies and gateways is nuanced, but it can have a big impact on how your PROFINET automation system functions.
In general, the process automation industry has many complex requirements. Some process networks require continuous production. With the Configuration in Run (CiR) feature, you can tackle those requirements on the fly.
PROFINET is great at moving information across a network – we never get tired hammering that message home. But exactly how PROFINET moves that information is still a gray area for a lot of users, and deserves a closer look here.
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...
Most of the communication in a PROFINET network flows between Devices and Controllers. Supervisors don't get much attention because they don't get involved in production work. However, a PROFINET Supervisor can be a great tool during system commissioning, checkout, and even to troubleshoot when there's a problem.
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?