Pepperl+Fuchs specializes in electronic components and sensors for factory and process automation, including components for chemical plants and offshore platforms, as well as parts for the automotive industry and mechanical and plant engineering. With a portfolio like that, it's not surprising the company is a regular at HANNOVER MESSE - and it is back in 2019 with an enormous selection of exhibits that are set to wow international visitors. Included among them is the new PROFINET gateway, which is poised to set new standards in terms of handling, user friendliness and security.
The new Zone 2, Class I/Div. 2 certified remote I/O PROFINET gateway from Pepperl+Fuchs has been designed to open the door for Industry 4.0 applications in the process industry. Connected to the master system via two signal line pairs, it can handle huge volumes of data and is ready-made for applications that aggregate and analyze big data. In doing so, the Ethernet-based gateway reaches data transfer rates of up to 100 Mbit/s via PROFINET. The PROFINET gateway supports HART and/or HART IP to transmit process variables and additional status information from field devices. At the same time, HART IP can be used to effectively manage assets. What’s more, with its two Ethernet interfaces and integrated MRP (media redundancy protocol) switch, the new PROFINET gateway is ideally suited for setting up high-availability ring networks. When necessary, the redundancy manager initiates automatic network reconfiguration, safeguarding communication with segments that are unaffected by the failure.