PROFINET over 10BASE-T1L use-cases, including Ethernet-APL, continue to expand across process and factory automation driven by the requirement to connect more field devices to PROFINET networks. Different options exist for integrating Ethernet-APL into instruments depending on their size and capabilities.
What are the differences between 4-20 mA and digital fieldbuses? How and when did the transition occur? This whiteboard animation video covers all you need to know about 4-20 mA and fieldbus communication.
If you are new to the omlox technology, this article is perfect for you. It covers a beginner's overview of omlox, including hubs, core zones, and value propositions.
Many questions arise when setting up a PROFINET network. Since the installation and design steps are critical to building a reliable project, it is important to understand cabling requirements ahead of time. This whiteboard animation video covers all you need to know about cables and PROFINET.
This article explains one of the most dramatic evolutions in Industrial Automation: the transition from 4-20 mA to digital fieldbuses. It compares the two and highlights key benefits and new control scenarios arising from the implementation of fieldbuses.
AUTEX-OPEN, a PITC/PICC based in Argentina has produced a very detailed technical document on Ethernet-APL. The document is written in Spanish language and can be downloaded here.
This new resource explains the mechanisms of PROFINET IRT. It also describes implementation considerations. Download the full White Paper: "PROFINET IRT: The Solution For Synchronous Real-Time Applications" here.
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.