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Benefits

Innovative and future-proof

When drives are used in conjunction with PROFIBUS and PROFINET, it is possible to expand equipment and machines at any time. Because devices of different manufacturers on the same bus are fully compatible, these technologies ensure flexible and future-proof solutions. This innovation provides competitive advantages.

Safety solutions conforming to standards

Using PROFIsafe, PROFIBUS and PROFINET can satisfy all requirements when it comes to ensuring complete safety for humans, equipment, and the environment. The use of PROFIsafe enables therefore a single network for standard and safety-related communication on the same cable as well as wirelessly via Industrial WLAN. Drive technology also fits in seamlessly here with the integrated safety functions.

Energy-efficient energy management

It has been demonstrated that the use of conventional PROFINET- and PROFIBUS-capable drives alone can reduce energy costs by up to 60%. The additional use of PROFIenergy optimizes energy consumption even more. Non-required loads can be switched off selectively at defined times, and a simple OFF/ON switching operation of technologically- related plant sections can be automated.

Remote access, commissioning, diagnostics, and condition monitoring

By networking drives with PROFIBUS and PROFINET, you can easily carry out commissioning and diagnostic activities for your system via remote access. For this purpose PROFIdrive provides standardized mechanisms for monitoring functions.


Wireless applications

As with other PROFIBUS and PROFINET products, drives can also be used without difficulty in wireless applications by integrating them via Industrial WLAN gateways.

Our well-known PI technologies

PROFIBUS is a standardized, open, digital communications system for all areas of application in manufacturing and process automation.
PROFINET is the innovative open standard for Industrial Ethernet. It satisfies all requirements of automation technology.
IO-LINK is an independent sensor / actuator interface solution for use with with all automation technologies.