Located 3 hours offshore, in the middle of the North Sea, is a vast array of wind-turbines with a PROFIBUS network essential to keeping electricity flowing to their batteries. We received an urgent call from their engineer. The network had failed, no amount of in-house expertise could diagnose the problem - could we please help?
The PROFINET Shared Device feature gives multiple PROFINET Controllers access to the same I/O Device. But what benefits might users gain by employing such a feature? And how would they do it? Learn about PROFINET Shared Device by reading this Tech Tip!
After obtaining the correct passes, we took the training out of the classroom and into the workplace. Our plan: we were going to attempt to tap into the live network, and then diagnose and rectify the fault, hopefully without triggering a global baggage catastrophe. So... no pressure then.
Two brand new videos have been published on the MinutePROFINET YouTube channel: "Why TSN Makes Sense" and "OPC UA in PROFINET Networks". Watch these minute-long explanations filled with knowledge and insights!
A PROFIBUS installation in a very cold location was experiencing some challenges. The network was constantly failing, costing serious amounts of time, resources and money. The cause and solution to the problem may surprise you! Read this Tech Tip to learn more...
Users, integrators and manufacturers will come together with a coordinated and viable security concept to make industrial communication with PROFINET fit the Industry 4.0 requirements. Download the white paper and become a part of the conversation.
Networking is constantly increasing as more and more devices are exchanging data. In addition, a growing number of sensors are in use to determine all maintenance-relevant information and network loads are increasing. Dedicated switches can help manage the ever-increasing amounts of network data.