PROFIenergy enables the active and effective energy management of automation equipment on PROFINET networks. By intelligently switching off unneeded consumers over the network, energy demand and, thus, energy costs can be drastically reduced.
PROFIenergy uses existing PROFINET mechanisms, which ensures fast and simple implementation. PROFIenergy commands can be transferred throughout the PROFINET network enabling individual field devices or whole production cells to participate in smart energy management strategies.
Field devices both with and without PROFIenergy functionality can be operated on a common PROFINET cable. So integration into existing systems is easy and troublefree.
PROFIenergy sets the standard. Vendors can increase their competitive advantage through the integration of PROFIenergy into their products. Users can satisfy their requirements for energy management in a targeted manner, with multi-vendor choice leading to lower costs and a better environmental balance.
An integrated power switching function in field equipment enables energy savings not only during long pauses but also during short and extremely short pauses. Devices are remotely controlled by PROFIenergy commands. For this reason, even complex dependencies regarding the switch-off and switch-on sequences of individual devices can be coordinated. PROFIenergy enables absolute reliability of plant availability because all equipment is fully ready to operate at the end of the pause.
PROFIenergy begins where previous approaches fail. This is because manual shutdown of unneeded energy consumers is too cumbersome in most cases. Previous automated approaches required additional hardware and space in the control cabinet as well as discrete wiring, which meant additional expense that often was not worth it. PROFIenergy integrates the switching function inside the devices and all commands are transmitted over the existing network.