Are you aware of the many freely downloadable documents on the profibus.com website? From guidelines, to system descriptions, to specifications (member-only), check out the download section today: https://www.profibus.com/download/
New Documents are being released all the time.
Marketing flyers and brochures provide the most introductory level of knowledge for newcomers to PI’s technologies. Also provided are a series of White Papers discussing tangential topics like Industry 4.0, and where industrial networks play a role. If you are just starting out, this is the place.
System Descriptions provide an incredible level of depth on PI’s technologies. These documents start at a very high level and progressively dive deeper into the many facets of the technologies. So if you’re just starting out, or if you’re a seasoned pro, you will find valuable information within these downloads.
- PROFINET (new version to be released at SPS/IPC/Drives 2018!)
- Application Profiles
During the course of installing a PROFIBUS or PROFINET network, questions will arise as to best practices and recommended procedures. PI’s Installation Guidelines cover these and other topics comprehensively. In some cases, network tools and checklists are provided to ensure all steps are taken properly.