PROFINET is both a protocol and a marketing term used by Siemens to describe the Ethernet interfaces of its own automation devices. As a protocol, PROFINET is used, among other things, in communication with the ET 200SP IO systems. But also peripheral devices from other manufacturers increasingly support the PROFINET protocol for data exchange.

Required Information:

  • Manufacturer and device designation/article number of the PROFINET device. A photo of the type plate is also sufficient.

  • If available: IP address of the device

  • If available: GSD files for describing the PROFINET device