Profinet 101 – An Introduction to Automation Networks

PROFINET – The Ultimate Networking Protocol

1/2 Day Workshop

Learn how PROFINET operates and how to configure and implement real-time communications and diagnostics in an automation system using typical system components. PROFINET is the standard for industrial networking in automation. It connects devices, systems, and cells, facilitating faster, safer, less costly and higher quality manufacturing. It easily integrates existing systems and equipment while bringing the richness of Ethernet down to the factory floor. In this workshop, learn how PROFINET operates and how to configure and implement real-time communications and diagnostics in an automation system using typical system components.

Participant Benefits

  • Brief discussion on basics of Ethernet and how Profinet operates
  • Overview of Siemens products that relate to Profinet
  • Assemble a Siemens Fast Connect Ethernet Cable
  • Use the web based interface of a Scalance Ethernet Switch to explore popular settings
  • Configure and Commission a simple Profinet Network using TIA Portal
  • Using TIA Portal expand your project to include a Network Ring
  • Explore different ways to gain diagnostics from a Scalance Ethernet switch