Parker Hannifin offers a complete package with its Compax3 series, now also with Profinet communication interface. PROFINET uses TCP/IP and IT standards to allow transparent communication architectures from the enterprise level down to the field level to be implemented. The communication interface of Compax3 supports fast data handling with up to 256 bytes of data in both directions. The PROFINET technology uses standard CAT5/CAT5e cabling and infrastructure, which allows distances up to 100 meters between nodes. The factory-fitted communication module uses standard RJ45 ethernet connectors. A GSD file allows easy configuration of the drive within common PLC environments. The module is configured via software, either locally or remotely over the network. Three LEDs on the front plate display network and communication module status, simplifying diagnosis in the event of a network or module fault.
Edited by: Jürgen Wirtz