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PROFINET is the perfect solution for automation: Ethernet-based, extremely flexible, and powerful.

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As one of the world's leading automation specialists, Phoenix Contact offers a complete product portfolio for constructing PROFINET networks: from hardware and software components to cables and plugs. The perfectly coordinated components, together with other products from Phoenix Contact, help to increase the productivity of your machines and systems.

Your advantages

  • Worldwide standard for Ethernet communication: suitable for non-proprietary and international use
  • Easy integration of existing automation systems, thanks to open network structures
  • Comprehensive diagnostics and maximum security, thanks to the extremely powerful and flexible communication protocol
  • Comprehensive product range from Phoenix Contact – over 500 products and services available
  • Consistent technological expertise: proprietary development of PROFINET devices, corresponding plug and chipsets, as well as stacks and configurators
  • Support for device development, certification, and integration – from the PROFINET Competence Center

Everything you need for PROFINET

Everything you need for PROFINET

Powerful controllers

For medium to advanced control tasks, we offer programmable logic controllers that support modular expansion, even for the DIN rail. In addition, Phoenix Contact offers PC-based multifunctional controllers with PROFINET interfaces.

I/O systems for the control cabinet and field installation

With the Axioline F, Axioline E, Inline, INTERBUS ST, Fieldline, and Ruggedline product ranges, Phoenix Contact offers PROFINET-compatible I/O systems for the widest range of requirements:

  • With IP20 and IP65/IP67 degrees of protection
  • With a modular or compact design
  • With a host of functions
  • With international approvals

PC Worx automation software

The heart of a PROFINET system is the controller. Our controllers can be programmed consistently using the PC Worx automation software.

The software provides support for configuring the PROFINET network, programming in accordance with IEC 61131, as well as for startup and diagnostics for all components.

Industrial Ethernet Switches for PROFINET

Select the right switch for every PROFINET application:

  • Conformance Class A – Lean Managed Switches with PTCP filter for stabilizing your PROFINET network.
  • Conformance Class B – Smart Managed Switches with an integrated PROFINET device for configuration and diagnostics directly from the control system, LLDP for automatic topology detection and the Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP) for fast redundancy.
  • Conformance Class C – PROFINET IRT switches with integrated ERTEC technology and optimum real time properties, as well as the highest prioritization of PROFINET data through cut-through switching.

Reliable wireless solutions

Benefit from the possibilities of wireless communication and reliable industrial components from Phoenix Contact in your PROFINET network. Wireless Ethernet is the optimal solution for extensive systems and mobile machinery – safe and secure, high-performance, and maintenance-friendly. Use the right technology in accordance with the application and requirements:

  • Industrial Wireless LAN – for connecting numerous mobile devices in an extensive network with a high level of performance.
  • Industrial Bluetooth – for the extremely easy connection of automation components, even in parallel with other wireless systems.

Flexible media converters

For maximum immunity to interference and transmission ranges in industrial Ethernet applications, media converters transparently convert Ethernet data to fiber optics.

We provide the right technology for every application: media converters with 1300 nm wavelength for particularly large distances, devices with 660 nm for easy-to-use POF/HCS technology, and media converters with WDM technology for single-fiber transmission, e.g. in rotating applications.
Media converters with the pass through operating mode enable short latencies, and are particularly suitable for time-critical applications such as PROFINET RT.

Effective surge protection

Increase the safety of your systems with effective surge protection from Phoenix Contact. The RJ45 attachment plug, DATATRAB, is available especially for protecting PROFINET interfaces.

Network isolators for PROFINET

Our isolators are used for the electrical isolation of up to 4 kV in copper-based Ethernet networks. You can therefore protect your Ethernet devices and interfaces. This significantly increases immunity to interference under industrial conditions.

The devices meet the requirements for railway applications in accordance with EN 50155 and EN 50121.

Clear control cabinet cabling

Are you looking for an alternative to the on-site assembly of RJ45 connectors? Patch panels are the convenient solution.

Depending on which version is selected, you simply connect the cross-control-cabinet field cabling to the screw, spring-cage or LSA connection terminal blocks. Connection to the terminal devices is then established using pre-assembled RJ45 patch cables.

The patch fields can be mounted on the DIN rail in the control cabinet with just one click.

Pre-assembled cabling systems

The PROFINET product portfolio from Phoenix Contact includes cables and connectors for every installation concept. Find out for yourself:

  • RJ45 connectors with IP20 and IP67 degrees of protection
  • M12 connectors with IP65 and IP67 degrees of protection
  • Connectors for power distribution
  • All common cable types for the control cabinet and field


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