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  1. Everything in view thanks to PROFINET (Netherlands)

    • Oil & Gas

    When it comes to storing and transporting propane gas, safety is the top priority. That is why PROFINET is integrated not only in the site monitoring system ...

  2. Managed switches help to design complex PROFINET networks (Germany)

    • Food & Beverage

    A potato washing machine with numerous intermediate stations and more than 200 participants had to be installed using a PROFINET network; managed switches were very helpful...

  3. PROFINET IO integrates safety laser scanners providing remarkable benefits (Germany)

    • Car manufacturer

    Integration of safety laser scanners in PROFINET IO provides remarkable benefits...

  4. High-Voltage test lab increases capacity by using PROFINET (Netherlands)

    • Machine

    PROFINET provides a high-voltage test lab a much higher throughput and thus helps to keep up with the rising number of orders...

  5. Vegetable oils refinery recovers investment within nine month (Philippines)

    • Food & Beverage

    Vegetable oil refinery recovers investment within just nine month by installing a PROFIBUS / PROFINET network...

  6. Wireless PROFINET provides safety to a 116 meter tall elevator

    • Machine
    • Traffic, Infrastructure, Transportation

    Wireless PROFINET provides superior safety to an immense elevator ...

  7. Sorting Mink Pelts system expanded and optimized (Denmark)

    • Machine

    Mink Pelt sorting system expanded successfully using PROFINET...

  8. Car Plant Claims Technological Lead - PROFINET contributed (Belgium)

    • Car manufacturer

    Equipped with PROFINET, a car plant claims technological lead...

  9. Unified monitoring of PROFINET and PROFIBUS networks (Germany)

    • Cross-industry application

    Unified, plant-wide and cross-protocol network monitoring for PROFIBUS, PROFINET and Industrial Ethernet with only one solution – this every user’s wish has been fullfilled! Get details by reading a reference story from the steel industry …….

  10. "Plug and Play"? Modular automation technology in the automobile industry

    • Car manufacturer

    Following the successful trial of PROFINET at the technical training facility of the Dürr company, the first production system was commissioned at VW in Wolfsburg, Germany, in March 2002. This project involved networking over sixty independent, intelligent devices via PROFIBUS and Ethernet. The communication relationships were planned purely graphically. The modular approach allowed essential savings to be achieved in engineering and commissioning.

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