New White Paper: PROFINET Application Profiles

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PROFINET Application Profiles: PROFIsafe, PROFIenergy, PROFIdrive

PROFIBUS and PROFINET International (PI) has specified over a dozen PROFINET Application Profiles. Application Profiles are an additional layer above the PROFINET protocol. A PROFINET product that supports one or multiple Application Profiles offers further functionality besides the standard PROFINET capabilities.

This White Paper gives a general overview of Application Profiles. Then, it explains the details and mechanisms for the most commonly implemented Application Profiles: PROFIsafe for functional safety, PROFIenergy for energy management, and PROFIdrive for interoperable drive devices.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Application Profiles
  • PROFIsafe
    • Functional Safety Standards
    • Network Components and Implementation
    • Mechanisms
    • Certification
  • PROFIenergy
    • Network Components and Implementation
    • Mechanisms
  • PROFIdrive
    • Application Classes
  • Summary

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