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PROFIdrive Technology and Application - System Description



The field of industrial communications is continuing to develop at an astonishing pace with the result that the field of automation is constantly changing. Initially, automation focused exclusively on production, but now it is part of a network that covers service and maintenance, warehousing, resource optimization and the provision of data for MES and ERP systems in addition to the actual task of automation. Fieldbus technology, which has facilitated migration from centralized to decentralized automation systems and supports the use of distributed intelligence, has been and indeed still remains the driving force behind this development. Ethernet-based communication systems provide a link between automation technology and information technology, thereby enabling consistent communication to be implemented from the field level right through to the corporate management level.

Englisch - Order No.: 4.322
German - Order No.: 4.321
Polish (version 2011)
Swedish (version 2007)

# Date Filename Type Size
17/06/2011 PI_PROFIdrive_SystemDescription_EN_web.pdf pdf 2 MB
05/11/2013 PI_PROFIdrive_DE_v_web_02.pdf pdf 1 MB
27/02/2017 PROFIdrive_Opis_Systemu_2016_pl.pdf pdf 1 MB
17/07/2009 PROFIdrive-System-Description_Swedish.pdf pdf 4 MB

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