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With its real-time communication capabilities PROFINET is the leading Industrial Ethernet protocol for communication between devices in industrial automation systems. It ensures reliable data transmission, supports various network topologies, and provides device configuration and diagnostics. 

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PROFINET Explained

Explore PROFINET, the leading Industrial Ethernet standard. Understand how it works, the underlying technology, its benefits and differentiators, its applications, support, the test & certification process for highest degree of interoperability, and stay updated on future events and training opportunities.


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PROFINET Over APL Is Ready for Use
PI Press

The experts at PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) have successfully completed all activities for the use of PROFINET in hazardous applications in process automation. The final step here was provision of a complete certification test for PROFINET over APL devices. 

Get Together for Robotics II – A Successful Conference
PI Press

Following its major success last year, the Get Together for Robotics conference was held today once again. Accompanied by a large number of online participants, around 100 participants from 39 companies met in Erlangen, Germany, to promote cross-organizational standardization in robotics. Besides robot experts and PLC manufacturers, the event was also attended by startups and customers this time.

The PROFINET Security Specification Gets a Fine Polish
PI Press

Security in the field of operative technology (OT) is proving itself to be a decisive requirement for secure data collection, which is of crucial importance when it comes to implementing digitalization projects.

Highlights & Differentiators

Vertical Communication

PROFINET enables field level-based IO communication as well as TCP/IP communication over the same cable and in a consistent way.

All Industries

PROFINET is the leading industrial automation protocol for all manufacturing industries. It fulfills the communication technology requirements of discrete manufacturing industry processes including drive applications as well as the ones of the process industry processes including intrinsic safety applications.

Communication Technology & Information Models

PROFINET covers the communication technology level as well as information models, including detailed and meaningful diagnostics.

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