Learn more about how you can reduce downtimes by 50% in this short video!
PROFINET - Best in Diagnosis - Best in Availability!
High productivity is a major topic for each plant and machine. While short cycle times allow increasing the speed of production, improvement of availability of machines and plants requires easy and fast diagnosis mechanisms.
When an error occurs immediate answers to the main questions are required:
What has happened?
Where is the error located?
Which device is affected?
The consistent diagnostics of PROFINET makes it possible to gain an overview of the state of a machine or plant within the shortest possible time. All relevant information can be accessed in an easy and fast way – completely manufacturer independent.
Hence you are able to reduce downtimes by up to 50%!
PROFINET diagnostics are based on the proven concepts of PROFIBUS and have been extended by Ethernet specific functionalities, especially for network diagnostics. With the new possibilities of Ethernet based networks, diagnostics also get accessible via web tools. Thus no engineering system is necessary anymore for trouble-shooting. By means of topology information, errors can be located precisely. Device replacement can be carried out without engineering or memory cards. Therefore PROFINET gives comprehensive answers to all open questions and reduces the downtime in the production.
PROFINET – Best in Diagnosis – Best in availability!
Learn more about how you can save up to 80% of energy during pauses in a short video!
PI has been the first organization to create a profile based on PROFINET for energy management: PROFIenergy.
Along with energy data acquisition, PROFIenergy stands out by the possibility to easily shut down machinery and system parts during pauses in a controlled way. The network itself remains available at any time and the devices can be accessed. PROFIenergy always ensures that the whole system is available again in time.
Many production units are not running 24h per day and 7 days a week. Those machines have an enormous potential to reduce the energy consumption in pauses. With PROFIenergy, unneeded devices can be switched to an energy saving mode – manufacturer independent and reliable. Thus, energy savings during pauses of up to 80% can be achieved!
PROFINET – Best in Energy Management – Best in energy saving!
Learn more about the performance upgrade of PROFINET in three short videos!
PROFINET uniquely combines the highest performance with the highest degree of openness.In the specification V2.3 the mechanisms ‚Fast Forwarding’, ‚Dynamic Frame Packing’ and ‚Fragmentation’ have been defined as a performance upgrade for PROFINET, enabling cycle times down to 31.25µs – with unrestricted transfer of standard data in parallel. PROFINET thus provides the necessary performance to meet even future application requirements.
PROFINET - best in performance - best in speed!
Functional safety has become in today’s machinery and plant concepts an integral part that has to fulfill particular requirements. PROFIsafe with its comprehensive product portfolio is the worldwide standard for failsafe communication. This is how safe applications can be inexpensively created in combination with PROFINET. Standard communication and safety-related communication are both covered by a single cable, which significantly reduces wiring and engineering effort. As the only Ethernet standard PROFINET allows even the wireless transmission of safety data via Industrial WLAN. Thereby safety can be integrated in an even more flexible and versatile way.
In an increasingly networked automation environment the importance of security is growing more and more. Suitable measures must be taken to protect machinery and systems. PI is making an important contribution, by having devices undergo rigorous security testing during the certification process, for example. Guidelines support the users to build up securely protected plants.
Conventional solutions for the integration of mobile equipment often entail wear and high costs. With PROFINET, contact lines and trailing cables have become a thing of the past. The seamless integration of Industrial WLAN makes mobile real-time communication possible, even for failsafe applications. Besides the application for moving parts PROFINET also paves the way for new concepts in plant operation and commissioning by means of mobile operator devices. This increases significantly the flexibility of machines and its operation.