PROFINET Introduction for Non-Engineering Roles
Are you a tech-savvy person in Industrial Automation that works in sales, marketing, management, or other ‘non-engineering’ roles? If the answer is yes, you might be interested in this webinar!
Regardless of your job title, it will be beneficial to learn more about the underlying protocol in automation products, in this case: PROFINET. PROFINET is an open industrial Ethernet standard. It is the most broadly installed Industrial Ethernet protocol worldwide.
The webinar will start with an introduction to Industrial Ethernet and then continue to explain PROFINET, how it works, common applications, and features!
Host: PROFIBUS and PROFINET North America and the PROFI Interface Center
Date: Wednesday, August 21st
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm MST
Location: The Internet
PROFINET is the world’s most advanced Industrial Ethernet solution. It is a communication protocol to exchange data between controllers and devices. Controllers can be PLCs, DCSs, or PACs. Devices can be I/O blocks, vision systems, RFID readers, drives, process instruments, proxies, or even other controllers.
PROFINET is fully compatible with – and leverages all the features of – office Ethernet. However there are differences, office Ethernet is not capable of real-time performance for industrial automation. Office Ethernet is also much less able to withstand harsh industrial environments.
Based on its experiences with PROFIBUS, a real-time fieldbus that is the most popular automation networking solution in automation today, PI Working Groups comprising more than 500 experts from major automation suppliers spent many years creating a comprehensive real-time Ethernet solution for automation: PROFINET.
This solution is able to operate in the difficult industrial environments and is capable of delivering the speed and precision required by manufacturing plants. It can also provide additional functions – for example, Safety, Energy Management, and IT Integration. These can be used in combination with the control and monitoring functions. Users have a choice on which services they would like to utilize.