6 PROFINET Myths
As more factory automation and process control applications advance from serial fieldbus communications to Ethernet based communications, there is confusion about the truths associated with Industrial Ethernet. Industrial Ethernet is not just one thing; it actually comes in more than one ‘flavor’, or protocol. Oftentimes, the lack of transparency surrounding one Industrial Ethernet protocol bleeds over into the information regarding another.
A handful of myths surrounding PROFINET have sprouted over the years. As a result, the line between myth and reality blurs, and we take it upon ourselves to highlight some of the more popular myths and their much better realities.