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AIT - Institute for Automation & Industrial IT, TH Köln

Prof. Dr. Frithjof Klasen

Steinmüllerallee 1

51643 Gummersbach


Phone: +49 2261 8196 6322

Fax: +49 2261 8196 6666

Email: frithjof.klasen(at)th-koeln(dot)de


Competence Areas
  • PROFIdrive
  • PROFIsafe
  • PROFIdrive
  • PROFIsafe

AIT PROFINET Competence Center

As an international service provider the AIT PROFINET Competence Center offers a wide variety of services, applicable to both manufacturers and end users of PROFINET technology.

The AIT runs a PROFINET testbed and several multi-vendor demonstrators with approx. 60 devices. The core services range from customer-oriented training classes and workshops through to device testing and integration tests for device manufacturers.
The AIT also has extensive experience of providing planning support for plant builders together with implementation assistance and acceptance testing for plant operators.

The Competence Center has used its wealth of knowledge to develop PROFINET diagnostic software that is widely-accepted in the industry sector. The best-known example is the PROFINETanalyzer.

Services offered:

  • PROFINET Training and Workshops
    Customer-oriented on-site workshops(workshop languages: German, English, Spanish)
  • Development Support
    GSDML, engineering, configuration, implementation
  • Test Lab / Testing
    Device testing, integration tests
  • Planning Support
    Design and specificationof PROFINET systems
  • Commissioning and Validation of PROFINET Systems
    On-site support for commissioning and technical acceptance testing
    of machines and production plants
  • PROFINET Diagnostic Software
    Deployment of diagnostic tools and engineering tools for PROFINET (PROFINET analyzer,
    PROFINET setup)

Related areas:

  • Industrial Security:
    Vulterability testing of devices, on-site audits at plant operators
  • PROFIenergy:
    Planning support, measurement studies


Demo Systems:

  • demo systems, multi vendor demo wall, gateway demo wall
  • manufacturing cell (test bed for multi vendor compatibility test)
  • Vendors: Siemens, Phoenix Contact, Wago, Weidmüller, Cisco


Training, Workshops, Seminars:

  • customer specific workshops and trainings 29.04.2009


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