When drives are used in conjunction with PROFIBUS and PROFINET, it is possible to expand equipment and machines at any time. Because devices of different manufacturers on the same bus are fully compatible, these technologies ensure flexible and future-proof solutions. This innovation provides competitive advantages.
Using PROFIsafe, PROFIBUS and PROFINET can satisfy all requirements when it comes to ensuring complete safety for humans, equipment, and the environment. The use of PROFIsafe enables therefore a single network for standard and safety-related communication on the same cable as well as wirelessly via Industrial WLAN. Drive technology also fits in seamlessly here with the integrated safety functions.
It has been demonstrated that the use of conventional PROFINET- and PROFIBUS-capable drives alone can reduce energy costs by up to 60%. The additional use of PROFIenergy optimizes energy consumption even more. Non-required loads can be switched off selectively at defined times, and a simple OFF/ON switching operation of technologically- related plant sections can be automated.
As with other PROFIBUS and PROFINET products, drives can also be used without difficulty in wireless applications by integrating them via Industrial WLAN gateways.
By networking drives with PROFIBUS and PROFINET, you can easily carry out commissioning and diagnostic activities for your system via remote access. For this purpose PROFIdrive provides standardized mechanisms for monitoring functions.