Whats the biggest difference between the Industrial Ethernet and PROFINET?
PROFINET IO brings Industrial Ethernet down to the field level and introduces the concept of real time operations. PROFINET also allows standard TCP/IP communications to take place AND it offers the high performance real time needed for motion control. Functional Safety can also be deployed on a PROFINET network. Overall, the capabilities of PROFINET are broader and more flexible than PROFIBUS, especially when considered in an enterprise-wide context.