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4.1.1 What is PROFINET? ToC Previous Next

PROFINET is the communication standard for automation from PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI). Its modular range of functions makes PROFINET a flexible system for all applications and markets. PROFINET is the networking solution of production and process automation, from applications with functional safety requirements and the entire spectrum of drive technology to isochronous motion control applications. The use of application profiles allows optimal usage of PROFINET in all areas of automation engineering.

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