ProSoft Insights / Technology focus

Using PowerFlex drives on a PROFINET network

Language

Search Insights

Categories

Tags

Subscribe

Yes, I would like to receive marketing information from ProSoft Technology, Inc., and its affiliates, subsidiary companies and brands indicated below.

I therefore provide my consent to the use of the personal information submitted here for the purpose of providing me marketing information related to ProSoft Technology, Inc. and its affiliates’ and subsidiaries’ products, services and marketing events. I understand that I may withdraw my consent at any time. Additional information regarding ProSoft’s data privacy policies, including how to withdraw this consent, is available at www.prosoft-technology.com/privacy. ProSoft Technology, Inc. is a subsidiary of Belden Inc., and their affiliates, subsidiary companies and brands include ProSoft Technology SAS, ProLinx Comunicacao Industria, LTDA; Global Blue Networks Inc., and ProSoft Technology (Asia Pacific) SDN BHD.

Recent Posts

Eliminating Crashes in an Ecuador Automotive Plant

14 Sep, 2018 / Application stories

We’ve all seen car crashes. Most of us have had one or two in our lifetime. But imagine...

Is Radiating Cable Right for Your Material Handling Application?

07 Sep, 2018 / Technology focus

In your material handling application, the activity in your facility may be intense. An...

Keeping your remote access application secure

04 Sep, 2018 / White papers

Remote connectivity solutions can bring many benefits that help you optimize resources ...

Improving communications on a Texas oil field

31 Aug, 2018 / Application stories

No matter which direction you look in Gainesville, Texas, you see the same thing: rolli...

Using PowerFlex® drives on a PROFINET network

Rockwell Automation's PowerFlex® drives are known in the automation industry for their reliability, ease of use, flexibility, and robustness of features. System integrators, OEMs, and others who realize the benefits of using PowerFlex drives are often left to use other drives because the specified industrial protocol, for a particular job, is not EtherNet/IP™.  

With PROFINET being one of the worldwide-leading industrial Ethernet protocol, modernization upgrades and new applications often specify PROFINET as the main industrial Ethernet protocol. This leaves users who wish to use PowerFlex drives often left with no choice but to use a less desirable drive.

Users who understand the benefits of using Rockwell Automation's PowerFlex drives, and wish to use PowerFlex drives on a PROFINET network, are realizing that ProSoft Technology's EtherNet/IP to PROFINET device gateway is a very viable solution.

A complete write-up is now available that demonstrates how to read and write to a PowerFlex drive, using an  EtherNet/IP to PROFINET device gateway from ProSoft Technology.  From start to finish, this write-up describes the steps required for a PROFINET controller (from Siemens®, GE, etc.) to effectively start, set/monitor reference, and stop a motor connected to a PowerFlex drive on EtherNet/IP.

With this solution, it is quickly becoming a "non-issue" for any PROFINET controller to control a PowerFlex drive using EtherNet/IP.

 

Want more information? Read the full technical note here