PROFINET is the innovative open standard for industrial Ethernet. PROFINET satisfies all requirements for automation technology. Whether the application involves factory automation, process automation, or drives (with or without functional safety), PROFINET is the first choice across the board.
As technology that is standard in the automotive industry, widely disseminated in machine building, and well-proven in the food and beverage, packaging, and logistics industries, PROFINET has found its way into all application areas.
And highly topical: the new PROFIenergy technology profile will improve the energy balance in production processes. PROFINET is standardized in IEC 61158 and IEC 61784. The ongoing further development of PROFINET offers users a long-term view for the implementation of their automation tasks.
For plant and machine manufacturers, the use of PROFINET minimizes the costs for installation, engineering, and commissioning. For plant owners, PROFINET offers ease of plant expansion and high system availability due to autonomously running plant units and low maintenance requirements. The mandatory certification for PROFINET devices also ensures a high quality standard.