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?
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?
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.
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.
The two pillars: reliability and availability. Reliability is the first priority, but availability is a more complex problem because it’s not just about moving bits across a network. That’s where redundancy comes in to play...