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Safety is a must for the Bettmeralp “aerial tramway”

Cable-car safety ensured by PROFIBUS and fail-safe controller …

Safety is of top priority when operating a traveling crane in a cement plant

Safety of a travelling crane substantially increased by ….

Wireless PROFINET provides safety to a 116 meter tall elevator

Wireless PROFINET provides superior safety to an immense elevator ...

PROFINET/PROFIsafe enable safe travel of “Volo da Vinci” flying machines

PROFIsafe supports Leonardo da Vinci´s flight machine …

Growing demand for Integrated Safety Networks using PROFIsafe

PROFIsafe supports PROFINET in entering new markets ...

PROFIsafe enables secure operation of aerial railways

Operation of Brooklyn Aerial Railway supported by PROFIsafe …

Clear Water thanks to PROFIBUS

PROFIBUS ensures clean water supply ...

From 4-20mA to PROFIBUS and PROFINET in a continuous partnership

Use of PROFIBUS DP/PA strengthens competiveness of a chemical company …

PROFIBUS supports Locomotive Refueling in an iron ore mine

Locomotive refueling, a very new PROFIBUS application …

PROFINET supports a cloud-based control system

PROFINET supports a cloud solution in the grain industry...

Fortescue Metals once more trusts in PROFIBUS and PROFINET

Australia´s Fortescue Group once more trusts in PROFIBUS and PROFINET …..

Indonesian Flour mill moves from PROFIBUS to PROFINET (Indonesia)

Flour mill migrates its PROFIBUS network to PROFINET to increase the reliability...

Cost efficient fieldbus-based plant expansion using trunk cable wires

Expansion of conventional process plants by fieldbus (PROFIBUS) segments can be realized very cost efficient using free wires of the trunk cable …

PROFINET network provides safe and compliant automation of Boeing`s Dreamliner assembly

Boeing`s Dreamliner assembly is supported by a PROFINET-based safe joining and positioning system...

PROFIBUS ensures smooth sugar refinery Start Up (USA)

Sugar refinery start up benefits very much from PROFIBUS...

Pfänder Tunnel supervised 24/7 by redundant PROFIBUS DP system (Austria)

Redundant PROFIBUS DP as heart of the new 24/7 traffic supervising system in the Pfänder Tunnel in Austria...

PROFIBUS and PROFINET to automate fat and oil plant in the Philippines

PROFIBUS PA and PROFINET deliver high performance in speciality fat refineries automation in the Philippines...

Clean water due to reliable plant control by using PROFIBUS (Germany)

A german water/waste water company increased plant availability by using support from a specialized PI member company …..

PROFIBUS helped to build a new iron ore shiploading facility in record time (Australia)

An iron ore shipping facility was built in Australia in record time. PROFIBUS was specified as communication technology and proofed as very reliable in harsh operating conditions ….

Sea water de-salination with PROFIBUS (Australia)

Western Australia´s Water Corporation selected PROFIBUS as communication technology to be installed in all their water treatment and desalination plants...

PROFIBUS PA and DP at 2 degree Kelvin (Germany)

One of the world´s most famous research center, DESY in Germany, expands it´s existing PROFIBUS network by another PROFIBUS PA System...

Oil sand wells operations benefit from PROFIBUS (Canada)

A leading company of the Canadian oil sand business intended to decrease production cost and to increase overall efficiency. First installation of PROFIBUS supported significantly...

"Digital Plant" helped to realize an ambitious DuPont project (Netherlands)

DuPont decided to update one of it´s plants to a "digital plant" using PROFIBUS. The outcome was a great added value...

Automatic cable car uses wireless PROFIBUS DP communication (Austria)

A cable car for combined material and passenger transportation is controlled by PROFIBUS including a wireless link...

Gas Analyzers on PROFIBUS ensure safe lignite powder loading (Germany)

Process Gas Analyzers on PROFIBUS are part of the safety control system of a lignite powder loading plant...

Everything in view thanks to PROFINET (Netherlands)

When it comes to storing and transporting propane gas, safety is the top priority. That is why PROFINET is integrated not only in the site monitoring system ...

Reliable signa transmission for special machines with PROFIBUS (Spain)

Special machines for the production of photovoltaic and solar thermal modules demand flexible automation solutions that can be smoothly integrated into the systems …

Managed switches help to design complex PROFINET networks (Germany)

A potato washing machine with numerous intermediate stations and more than 200 participants had to be installed using a PROFINET network; managed switches were very helpful...

Automatic cutting-fluid flow control supported by PROFIBUS "Intelligent pump" profile (Czech Republic)

Manufacturer and user of milling and boring machines benefit from using the PROFIBUS "Intelligent pump" device profile to automate the machine´s "cutting fluid" control...

PROFIBUS profile "Intelligent pumps" improves NOx emission control (Poland)

The PROFIBUS device profile "Intelligent pumps" improves NOx emission control in a modern power station in Poland...

PROFINET IO integrates safety laser scanners providing remarkable benefits (Germany)

Integration of safety laser scanners in PROFINET IO provides remarkable benefits...

PROFIBUS test tool identifies scorched PCB (Ireland)

By using the appropriate test tool and based on respective technical experience even a sporadically failure in a PROFIBUS network can be identified...

High-Voltage test lab increases capacity by using PROFINET (Netherlands)

PROFINET provides a high-voltage test lab a much higher throughput and thus helps to keep up with the rising number of orders...

Vegetable oils refinery recovers investment within nine month (Philippines)

Vegetable oil refinery recovers investment within just nine month by installing a PROFIBUS / PROFINET network...

Australian brewery very impressed by PROFIBUS PA (Australia)

"Less calibration work and more reliable compared to 4-20 mA loops", assess a leading Australian brewery PROFIBUS PA...

Sorting Mink Pelts system expanded and optimized (Denmark)

Mink Pelt sorting system expanded successfully using PROFINET...

Car Plant Claims Technological Lead - PROFINET contributed (Belgium)

Equipped with PROFINET, a car plant claims technological lead...

Efficient bus monitoring with email alert function (Germany)

Permanent monitoring of fieldbus networks is increasingly demanded by users to e.g. minimize system downtimes. For PROFIBUS, a very effective and easy to use solution is now available. Read an impressive reference story …

Unified monitoring of PROFINET and PROFIBUS networks (Germany)

Unified, plant-wide and cross-protocol network monitoring for PROFIBUS, PROFINET and Industrial Ethernet with only one solution – this every user’s wish has been fullfilled! Get details by reading a reference story from the...

Deliveries from flower auctions optimized (Netherlands)

Deliveries from Bloemenhveiling Flora flower auctions are now much faster...

Copper Mining at Palabora Copper Mine (South Africa)

PROFIBUS DP and PA have been selected from the Palabora Mining Company in South Africa to extend capacity and efficiency. Open communication standards are used at all levels to control machines and plant...

Overhead Conveyor System at Miele (Germany)

A new conveyor system to transport Europallets, steel pallets, etc. is based on PROFIBUS DP...

Book binding at Wohlenberg Buchbindesysteme (Germany)

Decentral design and modular construction of a book binding machine including positioning drive controller through PROFIBUS ...

PROFIBUS monitors polluted sludge stored (Netherlands)

PROFIBUS monitors polluted sludge stored on the Ijsseloog island...

CD and Video Distribution innovated with PROFIBUS DP (USA)

Valley Record Distributors of Woodland (USA) uses PROFIBUS DP to optimize its CD and Video distribution system...

Berlin Schultheiss Brewery Automated with PROFIBUS PA

Efficiently cabled - Berlin Schultheiss Brewery automated with PROFIBUS PA...

Polymerization reactor revamping with PROFIBUS PA (Germany)

PROFIBUS PA is very suitable for revamping of reactors which are limited in surrounding space...

Water Treatment Station uses multi-vendor PROFIBUS PA (Brazil)

A water treatment company in Brazil uses PROFIBUS PA in a multi-vendor system with devices from 8 different suppliers...

Heidelberg offset printing presses updated with PROFIBUS (USA)

Heidelberg´s Web Systems Division in Dover, New Hampshire updated the company´s line of commercial web presses including latest technologies in motion control to a PROFIBUS-based distributed I/O system in order to reduce the...

PROFIBUS controls beer fermentation in Paraguay (USA)

PROFIBUS controls beer fermentation in Paraguay...

PROFIBUS adopted as standard in dragline control (Australia)

In the harsh environment of open-cut mining, PROFIBUS shows excellent results in dragline control as communication standard between the controlling PLCs and the motion drives ...

Successful Bit by Bit (Germany)

Bitburger Brewery benefits enormously from the openness and versatility of PROFIBUS: all tasks, right up to synchronization of the drives in the filling plants, are networked using a single fieldbus system .....

Glue Production at Wacker Chemie (Germany)

Glue Production at Wacker Chemie...

Cigarette Production at Reynolds Tobacco (USA/Germany)

PROFIBUS and AS-I show best performance in cigarette production...

Fiberboard Production at Odenwald Faserplattenwerk (Germany)

PROFIBUS optimizes fiberboard production at Odenwald Faserplattenwerk using a vendor independent transmission technology including automatic speed control of the motors ...

Production of Rolled Sheet Steel at Sidor in Caracas (Venezuela)

The Sidor Steel Works in Caracas installed a new sheet steel production line which uses PROFIBUS for data communication between the PLC's and the variable-speed motor drives ......

Coca-Cola Bottling Plant at HM Interdrink (Germany)

Coca-Cola Bottling Plant at HM Interdrink uses PROFIBUS to control the motor drives through data arrays to allow simple configuration of the drive parameter ...

Methol Column at Krems Chemie (Austria)

At Krems Chemie, a complete menthol production line is equipped with PROFIBUS as communication system…

DSM Fine Chemicals´pilot plant controlled with PROFIBUS (Netherlands)

DSM Fine Chemicals' uses PROFIBUS DP and PA to control a pilot plant …

Advanced instrumentation network control system (USA)

Advanced PROFIBUS PA-based instrumentation network optimizes water pollution control center …

PROFIBUS controlled pump assembly Line at GRUNDFOS (Denmark)

PROFIBUS controlles pump assembly line at GRUNDFOS …

PROFIBUS supports tire assembly at FORD, Genk (Belgium)

PROFIBUS DP supports tire assembly during car manufacturing …

Multivendor PROFIBUS system at Aventis Pharma (Germany)

Multivendor PROFIBUS system at Aventis Pharma controls two production lines ...

CSI opts for modular construction with PROFIBUS (Netherlands)

Modular construction of palletizers with PROFIBUS …

Frisian drinking-water filtered with PROFIBUS (Netherlands)

PROFIBUS network controls Frisian drinking water treatmant process …

Lime Production with PROFIBUS PA (Brazil)

PROFIBUS PA and DP are used in lime production plant in Brazil …

Multi-vendor automation of an Iron Ore Plant (Brazil)

A multi-vendor automation system successfully controls an iron ore plant …

Comestible Oil Refinery with PROFIBUS PA (Brazil)

Comestible Oil Refinery in Brazil is based on PROFIBUS PA communication …

Baggage Handling System at VENICE Airport (Italy)

High efficient baggage handling at Venice airport controlled by PROFIBUS …

Boston´s Airport lighting uses PROFIBUS communication (USA)

Boston's Logan air port has always been an airport of 'firsts'. It uses PROFIBUS communication for its lighting system …

Largest Phtalic Anhydride Producer of Latin America uses PROFIBUS PA (Brazil)

PETROM, located in Mogi das Cruzes City, in Sao Paulo State, decided to increase Phthalic Anhydride production and to provide a better performance of reactors…

Paper Production at Australian Newsprint Mills (Australia)

In Albury, PROFIBUS is used in a paper production line at the Australian Newsprint mills (AMN), the largest newspaper quality paper manufacturer in the country …

Higher line speeds and lower cost for Carton Maker (USA)

Carton Maker in USA benefits from higher line speeds and optimizrd machine efficiency by maintaining ratios between the drives through to full line speeds ....

Automation of a Coffee Plant (Brazil)

Cia. Iguaçu is one of the largest Brazilian exporters of soluble coffees; production and quality has been improved …

Sugar plant benefits from using PROFIBUS (Turkey)

Konya Seker, the largest private sugar producer in Turkey, put a new sugar factory into operation in Cumra. Plant automation sets a new standard for the entire sugar industry…

PROFIBUS DP controls blow-moulding machines (Germany)

Round and square shaped PET-bottles as well as more complex and asymmetric containers are produced by different types of blow-moulding machines using the same PROFIBUS DP control system ...

Oil Blending at Shell - an impressive multi-vendor plant (Germany)

Shell's oil blending plant in Hamburg produces a wide range of oil-based products and uses an impressive PROFIBUS based multi-vendor automation sysytem…

Ice-Cream Production at Tai Chang Wall´s Ice Cream Factory (China)

The Tai Chang Wall's Ice Cream factory in China has been modernized and PROFIBUS was used to interconnect the decentralized Field Devices like I/O, valves and drives with central control system …

Coffee Production at Darboven Kaffee (Germany)

The J.J. Darboven Kaffee Company in Hamburg is one of the best known coffee roasters in Germany. The Hamburg factory roasts and packs coffee for neumerous well known makes such as ...

Johnny Walker Bottling Plant upgraded by PROFIBUS (UK)

Johnny Walker, the world's leading Scotch whisky, is bottled at United Distillers packaging site at Kilmarnock in Ayrshire, Scotland. Following a recent upgrade it is now using PROFIBUS …

Improved Performance in Alcohol and Sugar Production (Brazil)

Maracaj Sugar & Alcohol Mill has recently commissioned a full automation solution to achieve performance improvements in their alcohol and sugar production processes...

Cooling Equipment for the Food industry at BOC Gases (UK)

The Equipment Development Division of BOC Gases, UK makes industrial systems for food processing based on the use of cryogenic gases. The Division has to design, build and deliver to tight deadlines...

PROFIBUS from the Outset at Merck KGaA (Germany)

The Gernsheim site of Merck KGaA produces, amongst other things, pearl lustre pigments, that are used as admixtures for automotive and industrial paints and cosmetic products. In recent years,...

Electrical Monorail System controlled by PROFIBUS (UK)

Cummins (UK) manufactures diesel engines with more than 2000 possible variants; engine transport is done by a PROFIBUS controlled monorail …

Coal Mining at Blue Creek Mine, Brookwood (USA)

The automated control system for transporting coal from deep underground mining operations requires a fast, reliable communications bus. PROFIBUS is ideal …

Cosmetics Production at Beiersdorfer (Germany)

Beiersdorf produces brand name articles, and is a globally-active company. It most famous brands are Nivea, Hansaplast and Tesa. These innovative brands are recognized world-wide, and represent the core competencies: skin care,...

New painting plant relies on PROFIBUS (Australia)

New painting plant in Australia relies on PROFIBUS in many ways...

Fulfilled automation vision in Water Reclamation Plant (Australia)

The new Water Corporation owned Kwinana Water Reclamation Plant fulfills an automation vision …

BASF paints with PROFIBUS - a successful multi-venodr project (Brazil)

BASF plant for pigments and painting products in Sao Bernardo do Campo, SP, Brazil ? a history of success in PROFIBUS …

PROFIBUS controls Oil Terminal telecommand system (Brazil)

PROFIBUS remote systems have been installed to roll out a telecommand system for valves at loading docks for tanker ships …

"Plug and Play" ? Modular automation technology in the automobile industry

Following the successful trial of PROFINET at the technical training facility of the Dürr company, the first production system was commissioned at VW in Wolfsburg, Germany, in March 2002. This project involved networking over...

Tobacco Factory in China benefits from modularity of PROFINET CBA(China)

PROFINET CBA effects substantial cost reductions and faster production adaption to market conditions in Chinese tobacco factory...

Production monitoring and material flow tracking system (Poland)

In 2006, ASKOM implemented the complex tracing & tracking system for the carbon block production line at RZ Department of SGL CARBON S.A in Racibórz, based on the SCADA ASIX system, SQL database and SIMATIC S7 controllers.

Field distributors for seamless communications at sugar factory

A new sugar factory in Turkey were determined to establish a new level of technology standards in the industry. Fieldbus technology was the only viable option for plant-wide automation, and Profibus was the solution of choice...

Huge sludge drying system in Singapore uses PROFIBUS

Changi Water Reclamation Plant (CWRP) in Singapore comprises close to 8,000 Profibus nodes. Aided by advanced process automation, the centralization of used water treatment at Changi allows for greater economies of scale and...

PROFIBUS automates the blending of fruit juice

Cargill Flavor Systems, one of the largest producers of fruit juice concentrate, used Profibus for the process control of its new Intermediate Tank Farm in Amsterdam, mixing different fruit juice concentrates according to...

PROFIBUS controls Europe´s most modern sewage plant

Vienna‘s main sewage treatment plant has been significantly expanded by using Profibus technology and the plant was soon recognized as being Europe’s most modern facility of this kind ........

PROFIBUS ideally suited for system expansion

A leading maker of biofuel intended to expand its Profibus-based plant. Expansion was very simple and cost effective because the existing field barriers and segment couplers had ample reserves .....

BP refinery achieves large response time reduction

When installing a new DCS system, the BP Refinery Rotterdam in Europoort decided to use Profibus as communication system causing a remarkable reduction of response times ...............

Wastewater treatment plant modernized with distributed PROFIBUS architecture

The Dego wastewater treatment plant in Italy, with a catchment area of approx. 200 square kilometers, has been modernized extensively with distributed Profibus architecture including wireless connections .....

Generation change in a steel mill

One of the two blast furnaces of Mittal steel works in France was completely renovated in only 95 days by installing Profibus along with 1800 field devices networked together ..................

Sewage treatment plant modernization in difficult environments

Two sewage treatment plants have been modernized in very difficult environments during uninterrupted operation. Profibus has proved to be a very good solution for that ......

Updating older power plants with PROFIBUS

Jämtkraft AB in Sweden decided to update its Lungvik power plant with a large-scale Profibus installation and integration in an automation system for continuous control .................

Flexible reaction to changing requirements

At Billingham (UK), a manufacturer of pharmaceutical ingredients looked for a new automation solution, which offers leading-edge technology such as simplify cabling, modular upgrades and online diagnostics. Profibus was...

Blast furnace goes digital - after 50 years of operation

In Oxelösund (Sweden) a blast furnace, which has been in service for more than 50 years, is now more modern than ever after being overhauled using Profibus technology and some 400 Profibus PA field devices .....

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Reliable operation of PROFINET CBA at Hennessy´s bottling plant... (France)

PROFINET CBA was selected to modernize the famous "Line 11" at Hennessy´s La Vignerie bottling plant for VS and VSOP cognac...

PROFINET uses existing ethernet network in water extraction plant (Belgium)

Integration of PROFINET in an existing ethernet network optimizes a water extraction plant in Belgium...

PROFINET provides great advantages in sailing yacht design (Netherlands)

PROFINET provides great advantages in sailing yacht designs for on board communication and monitoring...