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Automating with PROFINET: Industrial Communication Based on Industrial Ethernet, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-3-89578-294-7
462 pages
December 2008
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PROFINET is the first integrated Industrial Ethernet Standard for automation, and utilizes the advantages of Ethernet and TCP/IP for open communication from the corporate management level to the process itself.
PROFINET CBA divides distributed, complex applications into autonomous units of manageable size. Existing fieldbuses such as PROFIBUS and AS-Interface can be integrated using so-called proxies. This permits separate and cross-vendor development, testing and commissioning of individual plant sections prior to the integration of the solution as a whole.
PROFINET IO, with its particularly fast real-time communication, fulfills all demands currently placed on the transmission of process data and enables easy integration of existing fieldbus systems. Isochronous real-time (IRT) is used for isochronous communication in motion control applications.
PROFINET depends on established IT standards for network management and teleservice. Particulary to automation control engineering it offers a special security concept. Special industrial network technology consisting of active network components, cables and connection systems, together with recommendations for installation, complete the concept.
This book serves as an introduction to PROFINET technology. Configuring engineers, commissioning engineers and technicians are given an overview of the concept and the fundamentals they need to solve PROFINET-based automation tasks. Technical relationships and practical applications are described using SIMATIC products as example.
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Table of Contents

Fundamentals and Protocols
Real-time Communication
User Interfaces
SIMATIC and PROFINET Devices and Network structures.
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Author Information

born 1963, Dipl.-Ing. (Degree in Electrical Engineering), has been employed at Siemens AG since 1990 and has experience in development integration tests, system tests for SIMATIC S7, SIMATIC Net and PROFINET, support of Ethernet communication modules and log certifications.

born 1972, Dipl.-Ing (University of Applied Sciences, Degree in Electrical Engineering), has been at Siemens AG since 1999 and is responsible for the development of customer-specific IT and network solutions, system tests and ITlution products. As a consultant, he passes on his knowledge of IT solutions, Ethernet, IT Security and WAN networking, software development and application consulting to others in workshops.

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