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PROFINET Technology and Application - System Description



With its integrated, Ethernet-based communication, PROFINET satisfies a wide range of requirements, from data-intensive parameter assignment to synchronous I/O signal transmission. Communication takes place over the same cable in all applications, ranging from simple control tasks to highly demanding motion control applications. TCP/IP-based communication in a PROFINET network, e.g., for diagnostics from the control room or via the Internet in remote maintenance scenarios, is always possible in parallel.


The PROFINET Technology and Application - System Description gives you a comprehensive overview on the PROFINET Technology.


English (version 2018) - Order No.: 4.132
German (version 2018) - Order No.: 4.131
Polish (Version 2014)
Brazil (version 2014)
Russian (version 2009)
Swedish (version 2009)
French, Japanese (older versions)



# Date Filename Type Size
23/11/2018 PROFINET_Systembeschreibung_dt_2018.pdf pdf 2 MB
23/11/2018 PROFINET_System_Description_engl_2018.pdf pdf 2 MB
27/02/2017 PROFINET_Opis_Sytemu_pl_2016.pdf pdf 2 MB
26/01/2017 PI_PROFINET_System_Description_Brazil_2014.pdf pdf 4 MB
28/09/2010 PI_PROFINET_System_2009_Russian.PDF PDF 6 MB
28/09/2010 PI_PROFINET_System_2009_Swedish_01.pdf pdf 4 MB
26/04/2009 4132_dNovember2003-French.pdf pdf 4 MB
26/04/2009 4132_dNovember2003-Japanese.pdf pdf 2 MB

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