Profinet is the world’s leading Ethernet-based communication solution
for industrial automation. By enabling real-time communication, it allows even
large volumes of data to be transferred quickly and safely.
In order to advance the research of Profinet technology in moving
applications, igus has now joined the ProfibusNutzerorganisatione.V. as a cable
According to the results of a study by IHS Markit, Profinet is the
industrial Ethernet communication system. Based on the newly installed nodes,
Profinet achieved a market share of almost 30 per cent in 2018. The technology
was developed by the Profibus Nutzerorganisatione.V. (PNO).
“Due to the increasing importance of Profinet in moving applications in
industry, we have now joined the ProfibusNutzerorganisatione.V. as a cable
specialist. Here we want to further advance the development of the technology,”
says Andreas Muckes, head of chainflex cables product management.
“So the customer can be sure that our cable solutions always meet the
current electrical requirements.”
Profinet offers clear advantages for industry: a large amount of data
can be transferred at up to 100 Mbit/s based on the Ethernet protocol. However,
this also means that machines and cables must move increasingly more
dynamically in a compact installation space: a challenge for standard cables.
Therefore, igus has been developing cables that are specifically suitable for
use in energy chains and on robots for over 25 years. For Profinet alone, igus
offers nine types of cable for different application scenarios.
Whether linear movement or
torsion, the cable is guaranteed to last
The chainflex Profinet cables are available in four jacket materials,
four bend radii and two torsion angles. The igus product range offers solutions
for small installation spaces, maximum speeds and three-dimensional movements
with up to ±360 degrees/m on the robot or in free movements.
The cables have a number of approvals such as UL, NFPA, EAC and CTP and
are available in desired lengths directly from stock. All cables also undergo
an extensive series of tests in the company’s own 3,800-square-metre test
laboratory. There, for example, the Profinet cable CFBUS.LB.060 completed over
65 million strokes with a bend radius of 63mm. Thanks to the numerous laboratory
results, the chainflex cables have a 36-month functional guarantee, which is
unique in the world. Upon request, they are also available fully harnessed as
ready cables, for example with an M12 round connector from TelegâÂ§rtner.
Contact Treotham for more information on Profinet technology and
chainflex Profinet cables.
For more information, please visit the Treotham Automation website www.treotham.com.au or call 1300 65 75