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PROFIBUS Installation Guidelines



PROFIBUS Installation Guideline for Design
PROFIBUS Installation Guideline for Cabling and Assembly
PROFIBUS Installation Guideline for Commissioning

There is already a large number of documents available for PROFIBUS. So why are the Installation Guidelines being added now? The answer is very simple: The existing documents have been created at different times and therefore feature a different structure. In addition, they contain extensive specifications directed at PROFIBUS device developers. This information is not required for users and can be more confusing than helpful.

As the name indicates, the Installation Guidelines are intended to provide information on how to plan, properly install and to commission PROFIBUS wiring and to provide practical guidance on the best ways to achieve this.The presentation of information in these documents has been kept as simple as possible.

The operating principle of PROFIBUS is not discussed in the Installation Guidelines. If you require this information, please use the respective documents of PI or corresponding technical literature.

These documents do not replace any existing document. The previous documents of PI remain in effect.

PROFIBUS Planung / Design
Version: 1.29
Order No.: 8.011 / 8.012
Language: German / English

PROFIBUS Montage / Cabling and Assembly
Version: 1.47
Order No.: 8.021 / 8.022
Language: German / English

PROFIBUS Inbetriebnahme / Commissioning
Version: 1.23
Order No.: 8.031 / 8.032
Language: German / English


Disclaimer / License:
License for supply of Specifications

Licensee acquires this license solely from PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V., having its principal place of business in Karlsruhe, Germany (hereinafter referred to as “Licensor”).

1. Specifications

1.1 Subject of this license agreement is each technical specification issued by the Licensor, in electronic form (hereinafter referred to as “SPECIFICATION”). Software is provided in object code only.

1.2 The SPECIFICATION distributed hereby has been developed by members of the Licensor. Licensor hereby notifies Licensee that the SPECIFICATION is not an industrial standard acknowledged by any standardization body or otherwise and may be further enhanced.

2. Rights and Duties of Licensee

2.1 Licensor hereby grants to Licensee the right to use the SPECIFICATION exclusively for developing and supporting products compliant with the SPECIFICATION. Licensee may copy the SPECIFICATION for this purpose and for data backup purposes.

2.2 Licensee shall not be entitled to modify, decompile, reverse engineer or extract any individual parts of the SPECIFICATION, unless this is permitted by mandatory copyright law. Furthermore, Licensee shall not be entitled to remove any alphanumeric identifiers, trademarks or copyright notices from the SPECIFICATION and, insofar as Licensee is entitled to make copies of the SPECIFICATION, Licensee shall copy them without alteration.

2.2 Licensee shall not be entitled to publish, market or distribute the SPECIFICATION. However, Licensee shall be entitled to transfer the right to use the SPECIFICATION granted to it to a third party, provided that Licensee concludes a written agreement with the third party in conformance with all of the conditions contained in this Section 2 and on the proviso that Licensee does not retain any copies of the SPECIFICATION.

3. Liability of Licensor

3.1 Licensor shall have no obligation to enhance the SPECIFICATION and shall assume no liability in case the SPECIFICATION or future versions thereof shall not be approved as an industrial standard.

3.2 The SPECIFICATION is delivered free of charge "as-is” to all members of the Licensor. Any liability and warranty for the SPECIFICATION - irrespective of the legal reason therefore - e.g. as to quality or title, its correctness, absence of defects, absence of claims of third party rights or in relation to its completeness and/or fitness for any specific purpose is excluded.
The Licensor is not liable for damages due to the use of the SPECIFICATION or for damages which have been caused by the design of hardware or software according to the information provided within the SPECIFICATION. Any liability for consequential, special or indirect damages including, but not limited to, loss of profit, loss of use and business interruption, regardless of the theory of law, are excluded.

3.3 The aforesaid exclusion of liability shall not apply as far as there is a legally binding liability, e.g. under product liability legislation, in cases of intent, of gross negligence, of injury of life, body or health or wilful hiding of a defect, or due to violation of major contractual obligations. However, liability for damages arising from the violation of major contractual obligations shall be limited to the foreseeable damage normally covered by a contract, unless in cases of intent or gross negligence. No change in the burden of proof to the detriment of Licensee is involved by the aforesaid provision.

4. Place of Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

4.1 The sole place of jurisdiction shall be the principal place of business of Licensor.

4.2 All relations arising out of the contract shall be governed by the substantive law of Germany, to the exclusion of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).

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# Date Filename Type Size
20/10/2020 PROFIBUS_Design_Guideline_8012_V129_Sep20.pdf pdf 2 MB
20/10/2020 PROFIBUS_Planungrichtlinie_8011_V129_Sep20.pdf pdf 2 MB
20/10/2020 PROFIBUS_Assembling_8022_V147_Sep20.pdf pdf 1 MB
20/10/2020 PROFIBUS_Montagerichtlinie_8021_V147_Sep20.pdf pdf 1 MB
26/10/2022 PROFIBUS_Commissioning_8032_V123_Sep22.pdf pdf 2 MB
26/10/2022 PROFIBUS_Inbetriebnahme_8031_V123_Sep22.pdf pdf 2 MB

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