With view towards a future with increased networking, for example by Industrie 4.0, situations may arise in which the traditional cell-protection and defense-in-depth concepts alone are not sufficient. Read this Tech Tip for details on PI's approach to PROFINET security.
The open IO-Link standard establishes continuous communication with sensors and actuators irrespective of the fieldbus used. Now, even hydraulic proportional valves can be intelligently, easily and cost-effectively integrated with bi-directional digital communication.
In this Tech Tip, you can learn all about a crucial piece of infrastructure in PROFINET networks: the cabling. Copper and fiber optics considerations together with the different cable types and applications are covered.
What is the difference between PROFINET and Ethernet? Can you give us a PROFINET vs Ethernet comparison? We get these questions quite often. They can be difficult to answer because PROFINET and Ethernet are complementing technologies, not competing technologies. A new white-board video resolves these common questions. Watch it today!
PROFINET is opening up a world of possibilities in the Process Automation industry. This new technical slide set describes the challenges of process applications, the implementation of PROFINET, case studies, and much more. Download the document and learn about PROFINET in PA.
A simple move to turn IO-Link- enabled sensors and actuators into “smart sensors” by connecting them to an IO-Link master will support communication and data sharing, preparing you to handle the next generation of machines, data and technology like Industry 4.0 and IIoT.
In the age of Industry 4.0, digitization and the added value of information become very important. As a result, food and beverage manufacturers are scrutinizing internal processes and pushing change to improve quality and safety in production.
The agreement to develop Advanced Physical Layer (APL) technology under “The APL Project” was established in 2018 and is backed by the leading industry standards development organizations. A new White Paper details how we are getting closer to launching a solution.