Everything you need for network transition – and unlimited communications
Always the right network transition For every network in every industrial environment – our network transitions make the crucial contribution necessary to achieve integrated communications success. Transitions between industrial Ethernet, PROFIBUS, and AS-Interface can be implemented using links, controllers or PCs. No other connections are required when using network transition links. Integrated interfaces and communication processors are in applications with Controllers and PCs.A gateway from PROFIBUS to Industrial Wireless LAN can also be implemented by combining IE/PB Link PN IO with SCALANCE W clients
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As a stand-alone component, the IE/PB Link PN IO builds the seamless transition between Industrial Ethernet and PROFIBUS by means of real-time communication (RT) and thus enables existing PROFIBUS devices to be integrated into a PROFINET application. From the viewpoint of the IO Controller, all DP slaves are handled like IO Devices with an Ethernet interface, i.e. the IE/PB Link PN IO is their proxy.
Combination of WLAN client plus IE/PB Link
A gateway from PROFIBUS to Industrial Wireless LAN can be implemented in combination with SCALANCE W clients (SCALANCE W722 RJ45). This means PROFIBUS devices can continue to be used and integrated into a PROFINET environment including Wireless LAN, and that also with PROFIsafe (investment protection).This combination is available for purchase as a bundle with the article number 6GK1417-5BB00. The bundle includes the following components:
IE/PB Link PN IO (article number: 6GK1411-5AB00)
SCALANCE W722-1 (article number: 6GK5722-1FC00-0AA0)
TP CORD RJ45/RJ45 patch cable (article number: 6XV1870-3QE50)
Cross-network PG/OP communication through S7 routing and data set routing (PROFIBUS DP)You can remotely program all S7 stations from the programming device via the IE/PB Link PN IO on Industrial Ethernet or PROFIBUS (S7 routing). You can also access all data of the S7 stations on PROFIBUS from the PC on Industrial Ethernet (e.g. for HMI applications with OPC Client interface) by means of the S7 OPC server. It is possible, for example, to use SIMATIC PDM (on the PC) to set parameters and perform diagnostics for a PROFIBUS field device over the IE/PB Link PN IO (data set routing).
Investment protection for existing systems and no reliance on a specific manufacturerYou can continue to use legacy system and plant components that communicate over PROFIBUS and expand them. Through seamless integration of PROFIBUS devices in PROFINET over IE/PB Link PN IO, you can protect your previous investments. You can therefore rely on the innovative PROFINET standard and also remain independent of a specific manufacturer.Corporate communication from a central point and worldwide accessYou can load STEP 7 programs from a central point and optimize your plant. Access to process data is provided not only at all levels of the company, but also worldwide over Industrial Ethernet and the Internet.Devices can be replaced without the need for a programming device Using the C-Plug swap media for backing up the configuration data, devices can be replaced without the need for a programming device.