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Automation platform with Profinet interface

   

Automation platform with Profinet interface

The Profinet interfaces for the Festo CPX automation platform have been upgraded with new features. In addition to S2 system redundancy, the interfaces now also provide MRPD for uninterrupted ring redundancy, voltage monitoring and NTP time synchronization.

The S2 system redundancy guarantees uninterrupted processes. If a CPU error occurs, the process continues to run via the redundantly installed CPU. The CPU switchover takes place automatically. The S2 system redundancy can be combined with either MRP or MRPD redundancy and its ring topology.

MRPD and MRP prevent malfunctions or loss of communication caused by a cable or device defect during the transfer of cyclical data. The new 40 series bus interfaces support both protocols. This requires a ring topology where the data is transmitted in both directions. The first data package arriving at the receiver is evaluated, later ones are discarded.

The integrated monitor detects voltage losses when the bus subscribers are linked. These voltage losses are dependent on cable length, current intensity and the connectors used. The bus interfaces measure the 24 V power supply and the load voltage. The measurement data are indicators and can be displayed in the web server as device information. The bus interfaces are time-synchronised with the NTP server. The connection delay and the local time delay are calculated. An integrated SNTP client has full NTP compatibility with an accuracy of ±0.5s.

With the Profinet bus interfaces for the Festo CPX automation platform, assets and diagnostics as well as process and parameter data can be visualised via a web page, thus reducing engineering costs. In addition, IT services help to reduce downtimes. The integrated diagnostic concept and valve diagnostics increase machine availability. The high protection rating to IP67 enables direct machine mounting.

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