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									ISSUE 58, OCTOBER 2007           Read this newsletter on-line at

 <<             CHIP PRICE REDUCTIONS SIGNAL                                                       SPS/IPC/DRIVES
 <<             ACCELERATION fOR PROfINET                                                          2007
                                 News that the price of the ERTEC         intended for motion controllers.          Hall 6, Booth
 PI News                         Ethernet Controller for PROFINET         Embedding a 2-port version                210!
 P1    CHIP PRICE REDUCTIONS     has been reduced by 40% (in              in an end device means that               At this year’s
                FOR PROFINET     volume) is the best indicator yet        devices can be daisy-chained              SPS/IPC/
 P1      PNO BACKS WIRELESS      that PROFINET is now chasing             together instead of being ‘star           DRIVES
                   INITIATIVE    PROFIBUS up the global                   connected’ like most Industrial           (November 27
                                 networking success ladder.               Ethernet devices. This removes            to 29, 2007 in Nuremberg), on a
 P1        SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2007
                                                                          the need for external switches            booth of about 260 square metres,
 P2        PROFISAFE AND TCI     ERTEC, sometimes seen as an
                WORKSHOPS                                                 and restores the ‘single-cable’           PI plus more than 50 member
                                 IRT-focused device for high end
 P2        PROFIBUS PA BOOK                                               benefits of fieldbus. Both factors        companies will demonstrate the
          NOW IN CHINESE AND     Motion Control applications, is
                                                                          make a PROFINET network                   power and breadth of PROFIBUS
                   JAPANESE      actually an all-purpose chip for
 P2    NEW WORKING GROUP FOR                                              easier, simpler, faster and               and PROFINET solutions. The
                                 any PROFINET application. It
                    TRAINING                                              cheaper to install and operate            theme - ‘PROFIBUS - Easy to
 P2       CERTIFIED TRAINING     has conventional ‘store and
                                                                          than any other Industrial Ethernet        Use’ - emphasises the market
 P2        PI AND PICCS MEET     forward’ capability as well as the
                                                                          solution. In time more than 90%           leadership of PROFIBUS. A
                    IN BEIJING
                                 ‘cut through’ needed for IRT, and
 P3   PI=WORLDWIDE SUPPORT                                                of external network switches              PROFINET presentation of over
                                 it also has enough processing
 P3   PROFIBUS AND PROFINET                                               may be eliminated, believes PI.           100 products from more than 20
                    IN CHINA     power to include the PROFINET            A side-effect will be that counting       companies will demonstrate the
 P3       CZECH COMPETENCE       stack, and a modest application          installed Ethernet nodes will
                    CENTER                                                                                          continuing growth of PI’s important
                                 too.                                     require a different strategy.
 P3           SWISS TRAINING                                                                                        Industrial Ethernet technology.
 P3       CERTIFIED PROFINET     This flexibility, plus the price drop,   In this issue you’ll find an increasing
             ENGINEERS FOR
           PHOENIx CONTACT       is turning ERTEC into a highly           amount of PROFINET news. You’ll
 P3            NEW PROFINET      competitive option for almost any        also find widening availability of        PROfINET
                   TEST LAB      type of end device, not just high        PROFINET-enabling technologies

 PI World                        end drives and Motion Controllers.
                                 Embedding ERTEC means one
                                                                          from multiple sources. Siemens,
                                                                          Softing and Hilscher are just three
                                                                                                                    ABB Automation and Phoenix
 P3                        UK                                                                                       Contact have agreed to work
                                 product type can meet a variety of       companies offering PROFINET
 P3                       USA                                                                                       together on PROFINET for the
                                 applications across the real-time        development hardware and
 Applications                    spectrum so in many cases the            software. The PIC in North America
                                                                                                                    process industries. Phoenix
                                                                                                                    Contact-subsidiary KW Software
             CHINA / TOBACCO     development of multiple product          and ComDec in Europe can provide
 P5                                                                                                                 will take lead role for the technical
      CHINA / DVD PRODUCTION     types will no longer be necessary.       development help.
 P5                                                                                                                 integration of PROFINET
                                 ERTEC is available in a 2-port           A result of all this is that PI           technology into ABB field devices.

 New Products                    version with the Ethernet PHY, and
                                 a 4-port PCI board-based version
                                                                          sees the use of PROFINET
                                                                          accelerating in coming months.
                                                                                                                    The common objective is to
                                                                                                                    strengthen and to develop
 P4            FPGA PROFINET
 P4          PROFINET STACK                                                                                         PROFINET as a global industrial
                   FOR FPGA                                                                                         standard within Process
 P4               PROFINET IO
                     DEV. KIT    PNO BACKS WIRELESS INITIATIVE                                                      Automation (ABB) and Factory

                                                                                                                    Automation (Phoenix Contact).
 P4                              The Profibus Nutzerorganisation e.V. (PNO) in Germany is one of three
                                 leading automation organizations supporting a ‘Wireless Cooperation                Peter Wendt, chief R&D officer
 P4               ULTRA TOOL
                                 Team’ collaborating on wireless technology for the manufacturing and               Control Products of ABB
 P4                REMOTE IO
                                 process industries. The Fieldbus Foundation (FF), HART Communication               Automation said: “With Phoenix
 P4               MASS FLOW
 P4           TCI FOR SAFETY     Foundation (HCF) and PNO are working together in the interest of                   Contact as a partner we expect
                   SOFTWARE      establishing a common, open standard. The aim is to agree a common                 excellent opportunities to meet
 P4            DP IO STATIONS
                                 interface to a wireless gateway based on WirelessHART and the                      even better the current and

 PI Network                      emerging ISA SP 100.11a standard. Compatibility with existing wired
                                 technologies is seen as a key part of the initiative.
                                                                                                                    future customer requirements of
                                                                                                                    intelligent field devices”.

        PI News                                                                 NEW WORKING                              Engineers and installers who pass
                                                                                                                         the exam get a certificate and are
                                                                                GROUP fOR
PROfIBUS PA                                                                     TRAINING
                                                                                                                         listed on the PI website.

BOOK NOW IN                                                                     PI has set up a Training Working         CERTIfIED
CHINESE AND                                                                     Group, to coordinate PITC (PI Training
JAPANESE                                                                        Centers) activities. The Group has
                                                                                                                         Ten PITCs have been accredited:
                                                                                set up rules concerning how a PITC is
                                                                                                                         > Phoenix Contact, Blomberg, Germany
                                                                                accredited and has defined a ‘Quality
                                                                                                                         > Siemens AG, Mannheim,
                                                                                of Services Agreement’ as well as           Germany

                                                                                common exams.                            > University of Limerick, Ireland
                                                                                                                         > INN Tec (C.S.M.T.), Italy
                                    from the user’s view point, including       Today, the following certified
                                                                                                                         > PROCENTEC, Netherlands
                                    the possibilities and benefits of TCI for   courses are offered:
                                                                                                                         > IDX, Sandton, South Africa
                                    the user. The use of field devices with     > Certified PROFIBUS Engineer
                                                                                                                         > Berne University, Switzerland
                                    TCI and the Engineering Tool was            > Certified PROFIBUS Installer
                                                                                                                         > E+H, Reinach, Switzerland
The PROFIBUS PA book written        demonstrated, illustrated by examples       > Certified PA Engineer / PA Module
                                                                                                                         > PIC, Johnson City, USA
by Christian Diedrich and Thomas    from real plants and a live-demo.           > Certified PROFINET Engineer
                                                                                                                         > Manchester Metropolitan
Bangemann is now available in       Participation in both was free.             > Certified PROFINET Installer             University, UK
Chinese and Japanese. A Thai
version will be published soon.                  TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT PROFIsafe browse
This book is a must for all who
need in-depth information about
PROFIBUS in the process                                      PI AND PICCs MEET IN BEIJING
industries. It is just as useful      PI’s worldwide marketing
for developers of PA devices          strategy was one of the major
as for planners, end users or         topics of this year’s PI Meeting.
maintenance staff.                    “Strategize globally – act locally”
                                      was the message. In fact PI
The new books can be ordered
                                      has been following this rule in
directly from these RPAs (see
                                      all international activities since
back page). The German and
                                      the start - a major reason why
English versions can be ordered
                                      the PROFIBUS and PROFINET                 they do so with great success.           There’s no doubting the
from the German Oldenbourg                                                      PI’s international Website offers        worldwide success of PROFIBUS
                                      technologies have been so
Verlag. More here.                                                              members the possibility to present       with an estimated sales value of
                                      successful. Part of this is due
                                                                                their products and services,             $50 BILLION, and PROFINET,
                                      to the Regional PI Associations
PROfIsafe AND                         (RPA), which represent
                                                                                publish seminar data or banner           PI’s Industrial Ethernet solution,

TCI WORKSHOPS                         PROFIBUS and PROFINET in
                                                                                advertising. Further activities          is destined to follow.
                                                                                include international and regional
PNO invited users, designers and      individual countries. The RPAs                                                     Edgar Küster, PI Chairman,
                                                                                PR campaigns, newsletters like
system integrators to a PROFIsafe     met in Beijing to participate                                                      predicted uninterrupted growth:
                                                                                PROFINEWS, publication of
user workshop in Linz / Austria.      in the 19th PI Meeting. The                                                        “We are continuing to attend
                                                                                technical and marketing literature,
                                      meeting agreed on the global                                                       to the constant growth of
The workshop (October 23, 2007)                                                 and many more. All activities
                                      marketing strategy and defined                                                     the world’s most accepted
provided up-to-date technical                                                   have a common goal: to support
                                      measures how to implement and                                                      fieldbus system. At the same
information about PROFIsafe,                                                    PI’s more than 1400 members in
                                      achieve common goals.                                                              time, we are smoothing the
plant design according to                                                       promoting the PROFIBUS and
                                                                                                                         path for a simple changeover
IEC 62061, diagnostics with           All goals and activities are              PROFINET technologies.
                                                                                                                         to PROFINET. With the
PROFIsafe, and gave an overview       based on the requirements
                                                                                                                         simultaneous availability of
on responsibilities and legal         and interests of PI’s member
                                                                                                                         PROFIBUS and PROFINET
regulations.                          companies. Members can
                                                                                                                         solutions, the customer can
                                      participate in projects like
                                                                                                                         freely decide when the right
Two days later, TCI users joined      international roadshows or                                                         point for him to change over
PNO’s workshop in Stuttgart. This     “Meet the Experts“ events, and                                                     has come.”
workshop focused on presentations
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        PI News                        CPO also organizes roadshows
                                       and seminars to inform Chinese
                                                                             providing consulting, training,
                                                                             software development, testing and
                                                                                                                      World News
                                       markets about PROFIBUS and            certification services. ANF DATA
PI=WORLDWIDE                           PROFINET technology. Two PI           provides specialist know-how for
SUPPORT                                Competence Centers, the CPCC          Isochronous Motion Control and
                                                                                                                   PROFIBUS UK has issued a Call for
                                                                                                                   Papers for its annual PROFIBUS &
25 Regional PI Associations            and the newly founded ITEI, both      PROFIdrive applications based on      PROFINET User Conference to be
(RPA) offer worldwide support.         in Beijing, support CPO in all        PROFINET. ANF DATA: +420 24           held at Stratford Manor, Stratford
The RPAs are backed by more                                                                                        upon Avon, June 24 & 25 2008. The
                                       technical matters. Development        1010 611 or
                                                                                                                   focus in 2008 will stay on the User
than 35 PI Competence Centers          and certification of devices in                                             community. Thus, the conference
(PICC) in technical matters and        China are supported by a PI Test      SWISS                                 will concentrate on issues such as
by newly-installed PI Training         Lab in Beijing, where more than       TRAINING                              implementation, maintenance and
Centers (PITC) who offer certified                                                                                 management of PROFIBUS and
                                       25 devices have been tested since
                                                                                                                   PROFINET systems. In addition,
seminars for PROFIBUS and              its accreditation. A second PI Test
                                                                                                                   it will cover latest developments in
PROFINET. Certification tests          Lab was accredited in October                                               PROFIBUS and PROFINET technology
for PROFIBUS and PROFINET              2007 at ITEI in Beijing.                                                    for factory and process automation.
devices are offered by 10 PI Test                                                                                  The event will be supported by an
Labs (PITL).                           CZECH                                 The PICC and PITC at the Bern
                                                                                                                   exhibition of the latest products, and
                                                                                                                   technology demonstrations from the

PROfIBUS AND                           COMPETENCE                            University of Science in Burgdorf     UK PROFIBUS Competence Centre.

PROfINET IN                            CENTER                                held their 4th Training Workshop      More here.

                                                                             for Certified PROFINET IO
CHINA                                                                        Network Engineers in August.          USA
CPO (Chinese PROFIBUS                                                        About 90 % of the 44 participants     Road show activity continues
Organisation) representing                                                   passed the exam at the first          apace, with very effective results. A
PROFIBUS and PROFINET                                                        attempt. This training session        number of PROFINET and Ethernet
                                                                                                                   webinars have been organized in
in China is celebrating its 10th                                             was enhanced with additional
                                                                                                                   conjunction with the PIC, attracting
anniversary this year. CPO has                                               practical exercises by the addition   several hundred participants, and
been very successful in promoting                                            of automatic topology detection       plans are afoot to expand these into
PROFIBUS and PROFINET in                                                     and network management. The           the process automation arena. PTO
                                                                                                                   webinar recordings are archived on
China. An important step was the                                             duration was also extended to 3
                                                                                                                   the PTO web site and are attracting
standardization of PROFIBUS and                                              days. The next Workshop will start    considerable ongoing interest, adding
PROFINET as Chinese GB/T and           ANF DATA, a member of Siemens         in September. More here.              further value to the campaign.
GB/Z standards, achieved last year.    IT Solutions and Services,
                    Today, the CPO     founded its PROFINET integration
                    counts more than   testing laboratory in 2004. Since
                    150 members        then it has focused on PROFINET       CERTIfIED                             ‘value added’ to the employee’s

                                       and in 2005 became an accredited                                            personal qualifications. The
                    in China. Jiyang
                                                                                                                   names of all certified participants
Jiyang Tang,
                    Tang (pictured)    PROFINET Competence Center.
                                       Now, due to extensive expertise
                                                                             ENGINEERS                             are listed on the PI website and
Chairman of
                    has been the
                    chairman of        in Isochronous Real Time              fOR PHOENIx                           it’s worth remembering that the

the CPO since end of 2006. He          communication it has gained           CONTACT                               services of a certified engineer

                                       accreditation as a PROFINET           The first Certified PROFINET          ensure reliability when selecting a
has re-organized the CPO and
                                       Certification Laboratory for          Engineers have been qualified         PROFINET supplier.
established Working Groups for
                                       Isochronous Real-Time (IRT) and       by the PHOENIX PITC. Six
Chinese members dealing with
                                       PROFIdrive.                           participants had been asked by
                                                                                                                   NEW PROfINET
technology, standardization and
marketing topics.                                                            their customers to attend the         TEST LAB
                                       ANF DATA has provided
                                                                             seminar and all successfully          Phoenix Contact, has become
                                       PROFINET services for customers
                                                                             completed the theoretical             accredited as a PI Test Lab for
                                       around the world and since 2004
                                                                             and practical tests. Their new        PROFINET devices. This is the fifth
                                       has helped many companies
                                                                             knowledge will be immediately         PI Test Lab for PROFINET devices
                                       bring their own PROFINET
                                                                             applied to projects in the areas of
                                       products to the market. Today,                                              where tests for the mandatory
                                                                             testing technology and automation.
                                       ANF DATA has evolved into a                                                 certification of PROFINET devices
                                       one stop supplier for PROFINET,       Certified Engineer status is          can be carried out.

  New Products
                                              The kit package includes library files,
                                                                                         ULTRA TOOL                                TCI fOR SAfETY
                                              electronic documentation and samples
                                              of implementation in various OS.
                                                                                         A “giant leap
                                                                                         forward” for
fPGA PROfINET                                 Woodhead Industries also provides a
                                                                                                                                   With the
                                                                                                                                   implementation of
Altera Corporation                            Windows-based PROFINET software
                                                                                         is claimed for
                                              Console to generate configuration files                                              a TCI interface,
has announced                                                                            ProfiTrace II and ProfiCore Ultra
                                              in order to initialize the IO Controller                                             Leuze lumiflex
FPGA-based                                                                               tools, which allow oscilloscope,
                                              Stack. The Console can be customized                                                 supports the
support for                                                                              busmonitoring and master activities
                                              and includes features to quickly setup                                               integration of
PROFINET                                                                                 to be carried out simultaneously via a
                                              and define IO devices. A network                                                     diagnostics and
on its low-cost                                                                          USB connection. Technicians can now
                                              detection mechanism builds a network                                                 parameterization software for its
Cyclone series FPGAs, enabling the                                                       check and troubleshoot PROFIBUS
                                              topology based on the integrated                                                     RS4soft package for the ROTOSCAN
deployment of single board PROFINET                                                      networks with one software package
                                              GSD device library. WOODHEAD                                                         RS4/PROFIsafe safety laser scanner
solutions. The FPGA’s design flexibility                                                 and one piece of hardware. This
                                              INDUSTRIES:                                                     and SafetyLab for the COMPACTplus/
allows the support of multiple protocols                                                 results in an enormous reduction in
                                                                                                                                   PROFIsafe safety light curtain.
in a single product. “Altera is the only                                                 equipment, weight, costs and training.
company bringing low-cost FPGA                PROfINET                                   The USB hardware (ProfiCore Ultra)
                                                                                                                                   This significantly simplifies access,
                                                                                                                                   says Leuze. The Leuze TCI tool
solutions to the industrial market”, said
Michael Samuelian, director of Altera’s
                                              SWITCHES                                   is internally equipped with a high
                                                                                         speed oscilloscope and able to capture
                                                                                                                                   also enables the diagnosis and
                                                                                                                                   management of the devices via the
industrial business unit. To support          Rail and MICE                              bus signals running at 12 Mbps.
                                                                                                                                   field bus as a standalone application.
Cyclone-based designs, IXXAT, one             series switches                            PROCENTEC:
                                                                                                                                   In addition to the local PC interface,
of Altera’s IP partners, is offering          from Hirschmann
                                                                                                                                   standardized access via the bus is
a development kit consisting of a
reference design and evaluation board,
                                              Automation and
                                                                                         REMOTE IO                                 provided without necessarily having
                                              Control have
                                                                                         The cRIO PB                               to use an engineering system. LEUZE
schematics and executables, a protocol        been certified by PI. The certifications
                                                                                         module features                           LUMIFLEx: +49 (0)8141 5350 123 or
stack, MAC, TCP/IP stack, interface           include the Fast Ethernet series RS
                                                                                         cyclic DP-V0                    
application and a host API in source          20/30/40 as well as MS 20 and MS 30
                                                                                         Master class 1
code. ALTERA CORPORATION.                     with the Enhanced and Professional
                                              software versions. This guarantees that
                                                                                         services for the
                                                                                                                                   DP IO STATIONS
                                                                                         fast exchange of
PROfINET STACK                                these switches support the PROFINET
                                                                                         I/O data as well
                                                                                                                                   TURCK Inc has
                                                                                                                                   added FDP20 I/O
                                              standard and can be totally integrated
fOR fPGA                                      into applications. HIRSCHMANN
                                                                                         as acyclic DP-V1
                                                                                                                                   stations to its line
Softing has announced an optimized                                                       Master class
                                              AUTOMATION AND CONTROL: +49                                                          of PROFIBUS DP
PROFINET IO stack for Altera Cyclone                                                     2 services for
                                              7127-14-1872                                                                         I/O stations. This is
                                                                                         configuration and diagnosis purposes.
series FPGAs. The stack supports                                                                                                   ‘superb’ says Turck
                                                                                         The module additionally supports
the eCOS RTOS for Altera’s Nios® II           INTERBUS                                   DP Slave mode for the integration in
                                                                                                                                   for automotive,
embedded processor. Softing’s ‘Access                                                                                              pharmaceutical,
Kit’, a unified RT Ethernet API (in source    PROxIES                                    existing PROFIBUS DP networks, e.g.
                                                                                                                                   chemical and
                                              Phoenix Contact is now offering two        in combination with a PLC. A direct
code), is an efficient protocol abstraction                                                                                        material handling
                                              more Interbus                              LabVIEW™ VI interface for a seamless
layer that offers a single application                                                                                             industries where
                                              proxies for                                integration of the module and a full
interface for all protocols, helping to                                                                                            I/O needs to be
                                              PROFINET, with                             graphical Windows-based PROFIBUS
speed-up device integration. Softing’s                                                                                             integrated onto
                                              copper and fiber                           DP configuration tool are available.
RT Ethernet stacks also offer support for                                                                                          PROFIBUS DP networks. FDP20
                                              optic technology.                          Source code for DP Masters and DP
                                                                                                                                   stations are available in three versions:
the switch-core of the FPGAs, enabling        They combine                               Slaves are included. COMSOFT: +49
                                                                                                                                   16 inputs, 16 input/outputs, and 8
devices to ‘daisy-chain’, thereby reducing    a four-port switch based on the            (0)721 9497 290 or
                                                                                                                                   input and 8 input/outputs. In addition
the number of switches and hubs               ERTEC400 chip with an Interbus
                                                                                                                                   to providing IP 20 protection, FDP20
needed. Softing can provide engineering       master. The switch can be used to
                                              implement various topologies. For
                                                                                         MASS fLOW                                 stations are ideal for integrating I/O
services for the entire product
                                                                                         The FlexMASSter ST98                      in existing panels onto PROFIBUS.
development cycle too. SOFTING.               example, it can implement the uplink
                                                                                         Flow Meter Series from                    A 9-pin female D-connector provides
                                              to a higher-level control system or
                                                                                         Fluid Components                          connection to PROFIBUS DP, and
                                              be connected in a linear structure
PROfINET IO                                   in distributed applications in the         International now meets                   all power is derived from a separate
                                                                                         PROFIBUS standards and                    power source. TURCK USA: 1 800 544
DEV. KIT                                      field. Seamless access to Interbus
                                              devices via PROFINET is delivered          has its own Device Type                   7769 or
Woodhead Industries has launched                                                         Manager (DTM) for use in
                                              so data exchange, diagnostics, and
the BradCommunications PROFINET                                                          large scale process and plant
                                              parameterization are carried out via
IO Development Kit, which allows                                                         automation systems. The
                                              the PROFINET protocol. The device
manufacturers to develop PROFINET             can therefore be integrated into           ST98 is a drop-in network
IO controller products such as PLCs,                                                                                                   MORE PRODUCTS
                                              any control system with PROFINET           replacement instrument for any
couplers, PC-based interface cards,           functions and parameterized with           similar PROFIBUS flow meter,                          ON-LINE
panel PC and robot controllers etc.           the relevant programming tool. A           and provides process flow and totalized      Our On-line Product Guide
more quickly. The Development Kit             PROFIBUS proxy with four-port              flow data in minutes. FCI offers both
                                                                                                                                       now has over 2500 product
supports any hardware platform (Intel,        switch is under development.               single instrument and enterprise level
ARM, PowerPC) and is compatible               PHOENIx CONTACT:                           DTM software to facilitate integration       entries. Search on keywords,
with operating systems including     or              with PROFIBUS. FCI: +1 760 744                        text or profile.
Windows®, VxWorks, or LinuxRT.                +49 52 35 3-41713.                         6950 or

in 1939, the Xuzhou Tobacco
Factory, located in the eastern
province of Jiangsu, is one of
the largest tobacco factories in
China with fixed assets of 1.7
billion RMB (around $125M) and
an annual production yield of 0.5
million cartons of cigarettes.

The cigarette manufacturer was
interested in implementing an
innovative automation solution
that would offer the flexibility
to produce a larger number of
product variants. In addition,
customer system requirements
called for easy traceability of     processors and over 60 SIMATIC        Based Automation) whereby               The increased system flexibility
production processes and an         ET 200S stations with integrated      modules of automation not only          offered by the modularity of the
overall reduction of production     PROFINET interfaces.                  provided fast engineering but           PROFINET CBA solution made
costs.                                                                    also the necessary production           faster production adaptation to
                                    WinCC HMI stations with SIMATIC
                                                                          flexibility.                            market requirements possible.
Siemens provided a PROFINET-        Panel PCs and CP 1616 were
based solution which included       also installed. SCALANCE X-400        By shortening production duration       Moreover, the system now
10 SIMATIC S7-400 CPUs with         industrial switches form the          and requirements, the new               enables real-time recording of
SIMATIC NET CP 443-1 Advanced       backbone of the network. Using        solution resulted in substantial        all aspects of the production
Ethernet communication              PROFINET CBA (Component               cost reductions.                        processes.

                                    The company offers customers in       seconds, or about 1,200 discs           design architecture greatly
                                    the DVDR and CD-R replication         per hour.                               simplifies the network topology.
                                    industries a variety of integrated
                                                                          To maximise production stability,       PROFINET CBA offers
                                    manufacturing solutions, including
                                                                          ANWELL chose to go with a               ANWELL extensive advantages,
                                    replication lines for a wide
                                    range of formats. Customers’          solution based on PROFINET              including improved DVDR /
CHINA/ DVD PRODUCTION:              requirements called for a flexible,   CBA. SIMATIC 317-2 PN/                  CD manufacturing system
Founded in 2000, ANWELL             scalable and future-oriented          DP CPUs are utilized with               efficiency, increased flexibility and
Technologies headquartered in       system solution that employees        integrated PROFINET interfaces          accelerated system adaptation.
Hong Kong is a global supplier of   simple, intelligent and compact       To communicate between the              The easy linking of pre-tested
advanced optical media equipment    equipment capable of delivering       intelligent field devices distributed   CBA modules also provides time
and process technologies.           CDs at cycle times of three           across the plant. The modular           savings during commissioning.


  Applications                                                                                                         PI Network
                                                                                                                 Australia - Mr. John Immelman
                                                                                                                 Tel: +61 3 9761 5599; Fax: +61 3 9761 5525
UK/ ENGINE ASSEMBLY:                                                                                             Belgium - Mr. Herman Looghe
                                                                                                                 Tel: +32 2 706 80 00; Fax: +32 2 706 80 09
Cummins, the world’s largest                                                                                     Email:
independent manufacturer of diesel                                                                               Brazil - Mr. Cesar Cassiolato
                                                                                                                 Tel: +55 16 3946 3519; Fax: +55 16 3946 3595
engines, builds over 62,000 engines                                                                              Email:
for customers in Europe, Middle                                                                                  China - Mrs. Wang Jun
                                                                                                                 Tel.: +86 10 62 02 92 18; Fax: +86 10 62 01 78 73
East, Africa and the Far East in                                                                                 Email:

2006, and employs 1,000 people.                                                                                  Czech Republic - Mr. Zdenek Hanzalek
                                                                                                                 Tel.: +420 2 2435 7610; Fax: +420 2 2435 7610
There are more than 2,000 possible                                                                     
                                                                                                                 Denmark - Mr. Kim Husmer
engine variants and Cummins                                                                                      Tel.: +45 40 78 96 36; Fax: +45 44 07 77 36
recently decided to upgrade a large                                                                    
                                                                                                                 Finland - Mr. Taisto Kaijanen
part of their assembly and pressure                                                                              Tel: +35 8 9 5307259; Fax: +35 8 9 5307360
                                      All fifty carriers have a Moby       and for maintenance functions
test process.                                                                                                    France - Mrs. Christiane Bigot
                                      data tag attached. This stores       such as alarms and manual             Tel: +33 1 42 83 79 13; Fax: +33 1 42 83 79 13
Engines had previously been           an engine’s build attributes and     functions. At every assembly
                                                                                                                 Germany - Mr. Peter Wenzel
transported through the               determines its route through the     station an OP77A HMI panel            Tel: +49 721 96 58590; Fax: +49 721 96 58589
manufacturing process by a            system.                              allows the operator to raise and
                                                                                                                 Ireland - Mr. Hassan Kaghazchi
combination of overhead chain                                              lower the engine to a suitable
                                                                                                                 Tel: +353 61 202 107; Fax: +353 61 202 582
                                      At each of the assembly and                                      
conveyor, powered floor conveyor                                           working position, to offload          Italy - Mr. Maurizio Ghizzoni
                                      test stations there is a Moby                                              Tel: +39 030 3384030; Fax: +39 030 396999
and an AGV system. This was                                                engines to the floor, to reload       Email:
                                      SLG read/write device which                                      
all replaced by an EMS (Electric                                           engines into the system and to        Japan - Mr. Shinichi Motoyoshi
                                      communicates the engine data                                               Tel: +81 3 54 23 86 28; Fax: +81 3 54 23 87 34
Monorail System) during a two                                              release an engine to the next         Email:
                                      and operational status back to one
week shutdown in 2006.                                                     station when work is complete.        Korea - Mr. Cha Young Sik
                                                                                                                 Tel: +82 2 523 5143; Fax: +82 2 523 5149
                                      of the S7-317DP PLC’s                                                      Email:
The EMS comprises 600 metres                                               When engines are offloaded or
                                      controlling the system.                                                    Middle East - Mr. S C Sanu
of overhead monorail, 50 carriers,                                         reloaded the RFID tag is updated      Tel.: +971 4 398 2760; Fax: +971 4 398 2761
                                      There are three production           to reflect its new status. The
14 switchpoints, 3 lift units, 1                                                                                 Netherlands - Mr. Dolf van Eendenburg
                                      pressure test lanes and one          OP77A was chosen because of           Tel: +31 33 469 0507; Fax: +31 33 461 6638
rotate unit, 34 assembly stations                                                                                Email:
                                      repair test lane. Each carrier has   its PROFIBUS connectivity and
and 4 pressure test stations.                                                                                    Norway - Mr. Ivar Sorlie
                                      an onboard LJU controller which      also because of it’s alphanumeric
                                                                                                                 Tel: +47 2272 8972; Fax: +47 904 05509
There are a number of PROFIBUS                                                                                   Email:
                                      constantly reads an encoded rail     keypad, which is used to enter
DP networks in the system,                                                                                       Poland - Mr. Dariusz Germanek
                                                                                                                 Tel: +48 32 371365; Fax: +48 32 372680
                                      to determine its position in the     engine serial numbers.                Email:
providing communication to RFID                                                                        
                                      system. Status and Command                                                 Russia - Mrs. Olga Sinenko
devices, HMI operator panels,                                                                                    Tel: +7 095 742 68 28; Fax: +7 095 742 68 29
                                      words are received and sent to       The rotate unit accepts engines       Email:
maintenance touch panels, LJU                                                                          
                                      each carrier from the S7-317DP       from one of two input lanes           Slovakia - Mr. Richard Balogh
carrier controllers and distributed                                                                              Tel: +421 7 6029 1411, Fax: +421 2 6542 9051
                                      PLC again via PROFIBUS DP.           and delivers them to one of two       Email:
I/O. These networks are also used                                                                      
                                                                           pressure test lanes.                  South-East Asia - Mr. Volker Schulz
to interface between the S7-          There are six colour touch panel
                                                                                                                 Tel: +65 6490 6464; Fax: +65 6490 6465
317DP PLC’s which control             HMI’s on the line, used for          In the year since the system was
                                                                                                                 Southern Africa - Mr. Dieter Dilchert
                                                                                                                 Tel: +27 11 201 3200: Fax:: +27 11 609 5950
the system.                           pressure test control and display    installed, production rates have      Email:
                                                                           increased from 220 engines per        Sweden - Mr. Peter Bengtsson
                                                                                                                 Tel: +46 4 51 49 460; Fax: + 46 4 51 89 833
                                                                           day to 350 engines per day.           Email:
                                                                                                                 Switzerland - Ms. Karin Beyeler
                                                                           The system was designed and           Tel: +41 32 672 03 25; Fax: +41 32 672 03 26
                                                                           built by Cleveland Systems            UK - Mr. Bob Squirrell
                                                                                                                 Tel: +44 20 7871 7413; Fax: +44 870 141 7378
                                                                           Engineering Limited in co-            Email:
                                                                           operation with Trackfit Engineering   USA & CANADA - Mr. Michael Bryant
                                                                                                                 Tel: +1 480 483 2456; Fax: +1 480 483 7202
                                                                           Services, who designed and            Email:
                                                                           installed the supporting steelwork    Addresses of PI Competence Centers and Test Labs can
                                                                                                                 be found at and
                                                                           and mechanical elements.
                                                                                                                 Editor: Geoff Hodgkinson
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