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HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April

GSD FILES

PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation

Exhibitor details

Exhibition stand
Topic: PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) Pavilion

Hall 9, Stand D68

Product description

BASIC ENGINEERING IS EASY

GSD files contain information about the basic capabilities of a device. All devices are shipped with a GSD file, or a file can be downloaded from this website or the vendor's own website. With a GSD file, system integrators can determine basic data such as the communications options and the available diagnostics.

PROFINET GSDML Files

GSDML are GSD files written in XML format. They describe the features of the PROFINET device model. GSDML editing can be accomplished with standard XML editors and should comply with ISO 15745, the base for device descriptions. The aim is to allow better integration of devices into an engineering tool.

It is not an objective of the GSDML format to describe technological functions or the graphical user interface of a device. For this purpose concepts such as TCI, FDT, EDD should be used.

Examples of PROFINET GSD files according to the Specification `GSDML Specification for PROFINET IO Version 1.0, Version 2.0 and Version 2.1' are included in the PROFINET XML-Viewer which can be downloaded here.

PROFIBUS GSD Files

GSD files have a standard file format, which is described in the PROFIBUS guidelines. PNO has developed a GSD Editor to assist the manufacturer when setting up GSD files for PROFIBUS DP slave devices. The editor includes a syntax and semantics check according to the GSD specifications. Members of PI can download the GSD Editor free of charge from the PROFIBUS Web site at www.profibus.com.

Members of PI additionally can publish their GSD files free of charge with their product description at Products at www.profibus.com, if the GSD files conform to the PROFIBUS specifications. Download the GSD Specifications here.

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CASE STUDIES

REAL LIFE APPLICATIONS FOR PRODUCTS, PROFILES, AND MORE This page provides links to various other sections in this site where more information about PROFINET and PROFIBUS applications can be found.read more

IDENT NUMBERS

WHAT THEY ARE, AND HOW TO GET ONE Both PROFINET and PROFIBUS devices have unique ID numbers allocated to them to assist with engineering, identification and other issues. An ID allows devices connected to the bus to be identified with a minimum amount of protocol overhead. In addition, the ID number ...read more

PRODUCT FINDER

FIND, SPECIFY, ENGINEER, COMMISSION, SUCCEED! Our Product Guide lets you easily and quickly locate products conforming to the PROFIBUS and PROFINET specifications. You can search using different criteria. The guide contains upwards of 2500 products at the moment and this number is growing all the time. ...read more

GSD FILES

BASIC ENGINEERING IS EASY GSD files contain information about the basic capabilities of a device. All devices are shipped with a GSD file, or a file can be downloaded from this website or the vendor's own website. With a GSD file, system integrators can determine basic data such as the communications ...read more

PRODUCT CERTIFICATION

YOUR ASSURANCE OF CONFORMANCE Since the specifications for PROFIBUS and PROFINET are open and standardized, it is possible for anyone to build and sell devices. However, not all devices are equal and to ensure that users get the quality of product they deserve, PI operates conformance programs. Enacted ...read more

PROFINET - the leading Industrial Ethernet Standard

PROFINET is the result of a collaborative effort among numerous anufacturers under the umbrella of PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI). This vendor-neutral standard provides users open access to dierent devices of the system. Based on its high degree of openness, PROFINET also allows for easy and ...read more

PROFIBUS

PROFIBUS is standardized in IEC 61158 - the foundation has therefore been laid for interoperability and compatibility. Furthermore the PROFIBUS PA profile allows the smooth cooperative working of process devices on the bus. The current PROFIBUS PA version V3.02 includes many functions, which make the ...read more

PROFIBUS Dialoge

It has changed a lot in the world of process automation. Meet the young and the old (and the bearded) and listen to what they have to tell each other. A small, entertaining journey through time in the PROFIBUS dialog.read more

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