Even more freedom with the PROFINET profiles
With the help of the complementary PROFINET profiles PROFIdrive, PROFIsafe, and PROFIenergy, you can implement your customized automation solutions quickly and easily.
Your interface for “more”PROFINET profiles specify additional manufacturer-independent characteristics and behaviors for devices and systems in the field of automation technology, e.g., energy management, functional safety, and controlled drive technology. They thus serve as a device- and manufacturer-neutral software interface for the user program. Device-specific details as well as all details of communication are hidden. This ensures that the software engineering of equipment used in the machine or plant remains absolutely independent.
PROFIdrive: Implement drive concepts quickly and easily
PROFIdrive defines the device behavior and access procedures to internal device data for electric drives on PROFINET – from simple frequency converters to high-performance servo controllers. The drive interfaces are kept as simple as possible and free of technological functions.
- Uniform application interface for motion control and drive-based safety
- Replaceability of devices
- Diagnostics via bus
Reduce your engineering and commissioning time – with PROFIdrive!
PROFIsafe: Safety-related communication – open, integrated, and proven
PROFIsafe facilitates the realization of safe plants and machines on the basis of PROFINET via a communication line (wired or wireless) – without a second separate bus system. Moreover, the transmitted telegrams are permanently monitored.
- Reusability of safety concepts
- Established standard of safety technology
- Minimized wiring
- Fail-safe wireless communication via IWLAN
Benefit from the easy and reliable implementation of safety applications
PROFIenergy: Communication with energy saving potential
PROFIenergy supports the easy automatic disconnection and connection of technologically correlated plant parts. Coordination is realized centrally via a higher-level control. The result: considerably reduced energy costs.
- Controlled energy consumption
- Coordinated disconnection and connection of complete plant parts
- Elimination of the need for permanently wired external systems
Reduce your energy costs with PROFIenergy!