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New White Paper: PROFINET and Industrial Wireless

PI North America presents a new White Paper:
PROFINET and Industrial Wireless


Even though PROFINET offers the possibility of wireless connections without restrictions, many users are unaware of this feature. This new White Paper serves as an introduction to wireless connectivity in the manufacturing industry and how PROFINET users can implement seamless wireless connections. The introduction below gives a summary of the content. Also, the full White paper is available for download.

Countless Possibilities: PROFINET and Industrial Wireless

Introduction: “As wireless technologies become more robust and reliable, wireless connections become more popular in the manufacturing industry. They open up a wide variety of applications which are very difficult or impossible with regular cabling. Some of these applications might be automated guided vehicles (AGVs), autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), portable control panels, and many more. PROFINET supports WLAN and Bluetooth as part of its specification. PROFINET enables wireless connections without limitations, even with safety messages (PROFIsafe).

This White Paper introduces industrial wireless communications, including an overview of WLAN and Bluetooth. Then, it describes wireless topologies and features available in PROFINET networks.”

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. PROFINET and Wireless Communications
    1. Networking Hardware
    2. Bluetooth and WLAN
      1. Security
    3. Wireless and Functional Safety
  3. Industrial Wireless Topologies
  4. Industrial Wireless Features
  5. Summary

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