ProfiNet Quick Start

ProfiNet Quick Start

ProfiNet or, Process Field Net is a robust communications protocol for Industrial Control Systems.

It is an Industrial Ethernet based form of communication that is used extensively by Siemens PLCs.

ProfiNet may be used to connect a variety of devices, including PLCs, HMIs, servo controllers, distributed I/O racks, temperature or pressure sensors and more all on one network.

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ProfiNet Quick Start
  • 1. What is ProfiNet?

    ProfiNet or, Process Field Net is a robust communications protocol for Industrial Control Systems.

    It is an Industrial Ethernet based form of communication that is used extensively by Siemens PLCs.

    ProfiNet may be used to connect a variety of devices, including PLCs, HMIs, servo controlle...

  • 2. What is a ProfiNet Device?

    A ProfiNet Device is a device that uses the ProfiNet communication protocol to communicate with other network components.

    Examples of ProfiNet Devices may include PLCs, HMIs, remote I/O racks, sensors, actuators, VFDs, and more. In this lesson, we will go over these basic ProfiNet Devices and ...

  • 3. What is an IP Address? - Part 1

    What is an IP Address? How is it used? What does it do? Today we are going to learn about IP addresses and why they are important in the world of industrial automation.

    IP stands for “Internet Protocol”, and an IP Address is an address used to identify a device on the internet, or on a local ...

  • 4. What is an IP Address? - Part 2

    In our last video, we learned about IP Addresses - what they are, and why they are important.
    In this video, we will learn more about IP addresses - How they are assigned (static or dynamic), how they are used in the world of industrial controls, and how keeping a record of your IP addresses can...

  • 5. Assigning an IP Address to a ProfiNet Device

    At the end of this video, you'll be able to configure your first ProfiNet device, and communicating with other devices over a ProfiNet Network.

    If your computer only has one network adapter, you may need to use a USB to Ethernet adapter such as this one, available on Amazon. https://amzn.to/2...

  • 6. What is a SIMATIC Micro Memory Card?

    Today we are going to learn about SIMATIC Micro Memory Cards! “SIMATIC” or “Siemens Automatic” is the name of Siemens’ line of automation products.

    The SIMATIC product line includes PLCs, HMIs, Programming Software, Distributed IO, Networking Hardware, and more.

    Many products within the S...

  • 7. IM151- Saving a Device Name to an MMC

    Today we are going to show you how to save the device name of an IM151 interface module to an MMC Card.
    Knowing how to backup and restore the device name can save you valuable time in the field.

    If a device must be replaced, restoring settings from a previously created backup will be much f...

  • 8. ProfiNet Device Name Demonstration

    The purpose of this video is to:

    1. Demonstrate the process of assigning a Device Name to a Profinet device using a Micro Memory Card,

    2. Demonstrate that a Profinet device can communicate with a PLC using only a device name