"Profinet Gathers Momentum as Single Manufacturing Network" Control Design

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All the technical performance needed for the manufacturing floor, but with all the simplicity and ease-of-use expected in an office network. Ethernet, including Profinet at the plant-floor level, can indeed do it all, agreed machine builders, users and system suppliers at the first Profinet Executive Leadership Forum, held Feb. 23-24 in Sunny Isles, Fla.

For OEMs and end users who spoke at the Profinet Executive Leadership Forum, a single Ethernet network for all plant-floor needs isn’t just an elegant solution—it’s saving time and money now, and will make the “big data” applications of tomorrow possible.