PROFInet guide aims for standardisation - Embedded.com

PROFInet guide aims for standardisation

Profibus International has released an installation guideline for use with PROFInet, the standard for advanced automation.

Built on the common standards IEC 11801 and EN 50173 that cover the office area, the new PROFInet guideline specifies the network topology, cabling types and methods, connection technology, and network components for use in industrial areas requiring protection to IP67.

It takes into consideration the special requirements of an industrial environment, such as system-specific network structures and cabling, field-wired cabling, high network availability, EMC load and mechanical ruggedness.

The specifications in the guideline will be integrated in a new international standard for Ethernet-based industrial installations, currently under development.

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