CONNECTIVITY PORTFOLIO | What is PROFINET?
PROFINET is an industry technical standard for data communication over Industrial Ethernet. It was designed to exchange data between controllers and devices, with a particular strength in delivering data under tight time constraints.
Controllers can be PLCs, DCSs, or PACs. Devices can be I/O blocks, vision systems, RFID readers, drives, process instruments, proxies, or even other controllers.
The Connectware implementation of PROFINET acts as a sniffer and allows to read cyclic data from PROFINET devices. PROFINET connections can be deployed with GSD files. Using GSD files which are associated with each physical Profinet IO-Device, it is possible to decode the data produced by this device and obtain meta information.
This protocol is optional and subject to license.
The leading Manufacturing Data Platform Connectware is suitable for the first steps of digitization up to the Smart Factory transformation. In addition to universal shopfloor connectivity, Connectware creates a scalable data infrastructure for digital projects without limits. One single platform for all IIoT projects, independent of applications and vendors.
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