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Energy cost savings, easy and vendor-neutral


Standards and regulations are increasingly putting the focus on environmental protection and more effective energy management. Industry has the goal of saving energy and actively reducing CO2 emissions. In production environments, it is also important to reduce costs through energy savings, thereby assuring a lasting competitive advantage.
PROFIenergy contributes actively to environmental protection.

With PROFIenergy, PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) is now making its own contribution to environmental protection through the careful management of automation resources. This standardization of an energy saving profile for automation – the first to be accomplished anywhere in the world – involved field device manufacturers, machine builders, and plant operators as an integral unit, all of whom will benefit from its deployment.

Based on the international communication standard PROFINET, PROFIenergy commands can be used to switch PROFINET field devices into energy saving modes in a coordinated manner – and do so across vendors independently of device types. At the conclusion of the pause, the field devices are again available and ready for operation on a reliable basis.
Please find more information in our PROFIenergy marketing brochure!

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.