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Roadmap for Adding PROFINET to Your Device

Planning a development roadmap for a PROFINET project is critical for a smooth process and on-time product release. There are a few basic steps that you should follow. This article will guide you through the process to develop a successful roadmap!

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Wireless PROFINET Architectures [Tech Tip]

When speaking about wireless PROFINET communications for industrial automation, there are a variety of architectures available depending on the application. Overall, there are 4 main possible architectures: P2P, P2M, WDS, and Mesh.

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Configuration in Run for PROFINET [Tech Tip]

In general, the process automation industry has many complex requirements. Some process networks require continuous production. With the Configuration in Run (CiR) feature, you can tackle those requirements on the fly.

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PROFINET Communication Channels [Tech Tip]

PROFINET is great at moving information across a network – we never get tired hammering that message home. But exactly how PROFINET moves that information is still a gray area for a lot of users, and deserves a closer look here.

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All About UPtime: Redundancy in your PROFINET Network

Depending on the end-user's requirement, PROFINET allows them to build a reliable network according to their specific goals. This new white paper explores PROFINET redundancy options. Download it here...

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PROFINET Supervisors [Tech Tip]

Most of the communication in a PROFINET network flows between Devices and Controllers. Supervisors don't get much attention because they don't get involved in production work. However, a PROFINET Supervisor can be a great tool during system commissioning, checkout, and even to troubleshoot when there's a problem.

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