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PROFINET Fieldbus system

What is PROFINET?

PROFINET is an automation technology developed by Siemens and the PROFIBUS User Organization. It is used mainly in industrial automation. PROFINET enables communication between devices made by different manufacturers without the need for any interface adaptations.

PROFINET Products

PROFINET AS-i Gateways

AS-i 3.0 PROFINET gateways in stainless steel provide an interface for a PROFINET fieldbus. These certified AS-i gateways are available in various versions with IP20 protection rating.

PROFINET ASi

Figure Model

"IP20":
Protected against solid foreign bodies having a diameter of 12.5 mm or larger and against finger contact, not protected against water.


"IP40":

Protected against solid foreign bodies having a diameter of 1.0 mm or larger, protected against access with a wire, no protection against water.

"IP54":

Protection against dust in damaging amounts, complete protection against contact, protection against splashing water in any angle.


"IP65":
Dust-tight, full protection against contact, protection against spray water (jet) from any angle.

"IP67":

Dust-tight, full protection against contact, protection against temporary immersion.

Protection rating

Communication interface between fieldbus and gateway:

interfaces for standardized fieldbus systems in industrial automation.


PROFIBUS ASi gateway: interface for a PROFIBUS fieldbus

PROFIBUS ASi Basic gateway: interface for a PROFIBUS fieldbus

PROFIBUS ASi IP65 gateway: interface for a PROFIBUS fieldbus
PROFINET ASi gateway: interface for a PROFINET fieldbus

EtherNet/IP+ Modbus TCP ASi gateway: interface for an EtherNet/IP+ ModbusTCP fieldbus

BACnet/TCP ASi gateway: interface for a BACnet/TCP fieldbus
DeviceNet ASi gateway: interface for a DeviceNet fieldbus
ControlLogix ASi gateway: interface for the ControlLogix backplane

Compact-/MicroLogix ASi gateway: interface for the Compact-/MicroLogix backplane
EtherCat ASi gateway: interface for an EtherCat fieldbus

POWERLINK ASi gateway: interface for an POWERLINK fieldbus
CC-Link ASi gateway:
interface for a CC-Link fieldbus
CANopen ASi gateway: interface for a CANopen fieldbus
RS 485 Modbus ASi gateway: interface for a Modbus/RTU; RS 485 fieldbus

OPC UA server: interface for the OPC UA communication

Fieldbus interface

Standard devices

"Single Master":

1 ASi network, 1 ASi Master.

"Double Master":

2 ASi networks, 2 ASi Masters.

Safety devices

"Single Master" :
1 ASi network, 1 ASi Master.

"Double Master" :
2 ASi networks, 2 ASi Masters.

"Optional ASi Safety coupling circuit" :
2 ASi networks, 1 ASi Master.

Number of ASi networks, number of ASi Master

" yes, max. 4 A/ASi network ":
Cost-effective power for 2 ASi networks with 1 power supply (optionally supply of multiple Single Gateways by 1 power supply).

Operation with short cable lengths with standard 24 V power supply possible.


"no, max. 8 A/ASi network, redundant supply ":
1 ASi power supply per ASi network. Gateway is powered in normal operation from one of the two ASi power supplies.

Should one ASi power supply fail, switching to the other ASi power supply allows all the diagnostics functions to be maintained and the unaffected ASi network continues to operate.

" no, max. 8 A/ASi network ":

1 ASi power supply per ASi network.

1 power supply, 1 gateway for 2 ASi networks, inexpensive power supplies

"USB":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann proprietary software by using the USB interface.

"Ethernet fieldbus"

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software by using the Ethernet fieldbus interface.

"Ethernet fieldbus + Ethernet diagnostic":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software by using the Ethernet diagnostic interface or Ethernet fieldbus interface.

"Ethernet diagnostic":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software by using the Ethernet diagnostic interface.

"Ethernet diagnostic + Modbus TCP diagnostic":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software or via Modbus TCP by using the Ethernet diagnostic interface.

For a full-fledged Modbus TCP fieldbus interface use one of our Modbus TCP gateways in stainless steel or Modbus TCP gateways with integrated safety monitor.

"Ethernet fieldbus + RS 232":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software by using the Ethernet fieldbus interface or by using an adapter cable via RS 232 interface.


"RS 232":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software by using an adapter cable via RS 232 interface.


The latest version of the device description file of the gateway/gateway with integrated safety monitor (GSD, GSDML, EDS, etc.) is available in the "Downloads" section of the respective device.

Diagnostic and configuration interface

Detects whether the same address has been assigned to two ASi slaves. Frequent error when using a handheld addressing device.

Recognition of duplicate ASi addresses

Checks the ASi line for interference effects such as noise, external voltages, ...

ASi fault detector

Using a C-program offers the possibility to run mini-PLC functions with a gateway.

Programming in C
Article No.
BWU3122Gateway IP20PROFINET2 ASi networks, 2 ASi Mastersno, max. 8 A/ASi network, redundant supplyEthernet fieldbusyesyesoptional
BWU2729Gateway IP20PROFINET1 ASi network, 1 ASi Masterno, max. 8 A/ASi networkEthernet fieldbusyesyesoptional
BWU3431Gateway IP20PROFINET1 ASi network, 1 ASi Masterno, max. 8 A/ASi networkEthernet fieldbus + Ethernet diagnosticyesyesoptional
BWU2919Gateway IP20PROFINET1 ASi network, 1 ASi Masteryes, max. 4 A/ASi networkEthernet fieldbusyesyesoptional

 

Safety, PROFINET ASi Gateways

Safety, PROFINET ASi

Figure Model

"IP20":
Protected against solid foreign bodies having a diameter of 12.5 mm or larger and against finger contact, not protected against water.


"IP40":

Protected against solid foreign bodies having a diameter of 1.0 mm or larger, protected against access with a wire, no protection against water.

"IP54":

Protection against dust in damaging amounts, complete protection against contact, protection against splashing water in any angle.


"IP65":
Dust-tight, full protection against contact, protection against spray water (jet) from any angle.

"IP67":

Dust-tight, full protection against contact, protection against temporary immersion.

Protection rating

Communication interface between fieldbus and gateway:

interfaces for standardized fieldbus systems in industrial automation.


PROFIBUS ASi gateway: interface for a PROFIBUS fieldbus

PROFIBUS ASi Basic gateway: interface for a PROFIBUS fieldbus

PROFIBUS ASi IP65 gateway: interface for a PROFIBUS fieldbus
PROFINET ASi gateway: interface for a PROFINET fieldbus

EtherNet/IP+ Modbus TCP ASi gateway: interface for an EtherNet/IP+ ModbusTCP fieldbus

BACnet/TCP ASi gateway: interface for a BACnet/TCP fieldbus
DeviceNet ASi gateway: interface for a DeviceNet fieldbus
ControlLogix ASi gateway: interface for the ControlLogix backplane

Compact-/MicroLogix ASi gateway: interface for the Compact-/MicroLogix backplane
EtherCat ASi gateway: interface for an EtherCat fieldbus

POWERLINK ASi gateway: interface for an POWERLINK fieldbus
CC-Link ASi gateway:
interface for a CC-Link fieldbus
CANopen ASi gateway: interface for a CANopen fieldbus
RS 485 Modbus ASi gateway: interface for a Modbus/RTU; RS 485 fieldbus

OPC UA server: interface for the OPC UA communication

Fieldbus interface

Standard devices

"Single Master":

1 ASi network, 1 ASi Master.

"Double Master":

2 ASi networks, 2 ASi Masters.

Safety devices

"Single Master" :
1 ASi network, 1 ASi Master.

"Double Master" :
2 ASi networks, 2 ASi Masters.

"Optional ASi Safety coupling circuit" :
2 ASi networks, 1 ASi Master.

Number of ASi networks, number of ASi Master

" yes, max. 4 A/ASi network ":
Cost-effective power for 2 ASi networks with 1 power supply (optionally supply of multiple Single Gateways by 1 power supply).

Operation with short cable lengths with standard 24 V power supply possible.


"no, max. 8 A/ASi network, redundant supply ":
1 ASi power supply per ASi network. Gateway is powered in normal operation from one of the two ASi power supplies.

Should one ASi power supply fail, switching to the other ASi power supply allows all the diagnostics functions to be maintained and the unaffected ASi network continues to operate.

" no, max. 8 A/ASi network ":

1 ASi power supply per ASi network.

1 power supply, 1 gateway for 2 ASi networks, inexpensive power supplies

"USB":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann proprietary software by using the USB interface.

"Ethernet fieldbus"

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software by using the Ethernet fieldbus interface.

"Ethernet fieldbus + Ethernet diagnostic":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software by using the Ethernet diagnostic interface or Ethernet fieldbus interface.

"Ethernet diagnostic":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software by using the Ethernet diagnostic interface.

"Ethernet diagnostic + Modbus TCP diagnostic":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software or via Modbus TCP by using the Ethernet diagnostic interface.

For a full-fledged Modbus TCP fieldbus interface use one of our Modbus TCP gateways in stainless steel or Modbus TCP gateways with integrated safety monitor.

"Ethernet fieldbus + RS 232":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software by using the Ethernet fieldbus interface or by using an adapter cable via RS 232 interface.


"RS 232":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software by using an adapter cable via RS 232 interface.


The latest version of the device description file of the gateway/gateway with integrated safety monitor (GSD, GSDML, EDS, etc.) is available in the "Downloads" section of the respective device.

Diagnostic and configuration interface

Detects whether the same address has been assigned to two ASi slaves. Frequent error when using a handheld addressing device.

Recognition of duplicate ASi addresses

Checks the ASi line for interference effects such as noise, external voltages, ...

ASi fault detector

Using a C-program offers the possibility to run mini-PLC functions with a gateway.

Programming in C

An externally connected relay (contactor) can be connected via a feedback loop to the Safety Monitor for monitoring purposes.

Inputs digital, EDM
Inputs Safety, SIL 3, Cat. 4 Inputs safety, expandable to Outputs Safety, SIL 3, cat. 4 Safety outputs, independent according to SIL 3, expandable to Safety communication Article No.
BWU3080Gateway with integrated Safety MonitorIP20PROFINET2 ASi networks, 2 ASi Mastersno, max. 8 A/ASi network, redundant supplyEthernet fieldbus + Ethernet diagnosticyesyesoptional63 x 2 channelsmax. 62 x 2 channels, max. 1922 in max. configuration6 release circuits; 6 x fast electronic safe outputsmax. 32, max. 992 in max. configurationSafe Link
BWU2798Gateway with integrated Safety MonitorIP20PROFINET1 ASi network, 1 ASi Masteryes, max. 4 A/ASi networkEthernet fieldbus + Ethernet diagnosticyesyesoptional63 x 2 channelsmax. 31 x 2 channels, max. 1891 in max. configuration6 release circuits; 6 x fast electronic safe outputsmax. 31, max. 991 in max. configurationSafe Link
BWU2642Gateway with integrated Safety MonitorIP20PROFINET2 ASi networks, 2 ASi Mastersyes, max. 4 A/ASi networkEthernet fieldbus + RS 232yesyesoptional4-max. 62 x 2 channels, max. 1922 in max. configuration4 release circuits; 2 x relay, 2 x fast electronic safe outputsmax. 32, max. 992 in max. configurationSafe Link

 

PROFINET Master Simulator

The PROFINET Master Simulator is an easy to use software for data exchange with PROFINET Slaves of many suppliers.

 

The PROFINET Master Simulator can exchange data with many PROFINET Slaves even without a PROFINET Master. Furthermore the PROFINET Master Simulator also processes GSD-files as well as the input of special configurations to start the data exchange with PROFINET Slaves. Identification, renaming and address assignment of PROFINET Slaves is also possible.

 

Furthermore, the data, in particular the diagnostic function can be displayed binary, hexadecimal and now also as ASCII code. Output data can be transmitted consistently. In type mode it is possible to set an output as long as the mouse button is pressed.

 

In addition BW3057 supports PROFIsafe modules, as well as a log function of the I/O data and allows operations in the acyclic mode (Record Data CR).

 

However as the PROFINET Master Simulator is a monitoring and commissioning tool for PROFINET Slaves, it is not designed to control automation processes.

PROFINET Master Simulator

Figure Type PROFIsafe Log function of I/O data Sending of acyclic data Article No.
BW3057PROFINET Master Simulatoryesyesyes
BW3035PROFINET Master Simulatornonono