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Remote I/O PROFINET Gateways - The Benefits

Cost-Efficient Connection

Cost-Efficient Connection

When you want to modernize your control technology with PROFINET while reusing your existing analog sensors and actuators, the PROFINET gateways are the enabling device—reducing costs and complexity.
Ready for Big Data

Ready for IIoT

LB/FB PROFINET gateways are both made for applications that aggregate and analyze big data—the ideal gateways for IIot applications in process automation. Using PROFINET and HART IP simultaneously, process data and device status information is transmitted to the master system via the same connection in real time.
Built-In Redundancy

Built-In Redundancy

The PROFINET gateways prevent downtime by ensuring network stability for critical applications. Two Ethernet interfaces enable an intelligent redundancy concept: the gateways have an integrated switch that ensures network function at all times. The PROFINET gateways also provide S2 redundancy for communication with redundant controllers.
Intuitive Usability

Intuitive Usability

Featuring the biggest touch display on the market for this type of device, the PROFINET gateways offer extraordinary usability. RGB LEDs and display symbols comply with NAMUR 107 and display information in a clear and standardized way.

Ex-Protection 4.0—Integrated Communication in Process Plants

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Field devices in process plants gather valuable additional data on their own condition and environment. Until now, this information could rarely be used due to a lack of continuous communication channels from the field to the control room.

But Industry 4.0 approaches like condition monitoring and predictive maintenance require this information. This is why we develop products like the new PROFINET gateways that are tailored to meet these demands. With their powerful processor and large memory, they build a bridge between the field level and Ethernet-based network structures.

In addition to advanced product solutions, we also team up with various partners to maximize data availability—whether in the control room, cloud-based systems, or even on mobile devices. For us, this is Ex-Protection 4.0.

The Next Generation of Data Communication in Process Industries

Remote I/O Solution with PROFINET Gateway

The PROFINET gateways support HART/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.

The new PROFINET gateways provide S2 system redundancy for plants that require high availability, connecting the remote I/O station to redundant controllers. This allows the continuity of the process, even iif a controller fails or stops. 

For a high level of protection against unwanted interruptions or errors in the installation, users can install gateways in ring redundancy. If necessary, the redundancy manager initiates automatic reconfiguration of the network and ensures communication of the segments not affected by the failure.

Large Touch Display for On-Site Diagnostics and Status Information

Profinet Gateway Adjustable Display

The LB and FB PROFINET gateways feature the largest touch display available on the market for this type of device. RGB LEDs and display symbols comply with the NAMUR 107 standard and indicate device and field unit status by displaying diagnostic and status information in a clear and standardized way.

Possible checks include status of communication with the master system, internal bus status, HART device recognition, and identification of faulty modules. This reduces downtime and costs. The gateways can be conveniently configured in the field via the touch display.


High Flexibility with Dynamic Reconfiguration

Remote I/O Dynamic Reconfiguration

With the help of dynamic reconfiguration, the PROFINET LB and FB remote I/O systems from Pepperl+Fuchs not only allow to change the settings of field devices. They even extend this concept to the pluggable I/O modules, which can also be freely configured regarding signal type and number. This offers maximum flexibility and reduced effort and time, for example when replacing a module.

Shared Device—Manage up to 184 In- or Outputs

Remote I/O Shared Device

The remote I/O is also a shared device for multiple controllers and systems. Via the engineering, up to 184 inputs or outputs can be configured and assigned to any controller on one LB or FB remote I/O station. Thus users can reduce instruments, piping, wiring and the number of control cabinets significantly.

Different Information—One Connection

The PROFINET gateway supports HART/HART IP and enables the transmission of process variables and additional status information from field devices at high speed.

Opening the Door to Industry 4.0

The new, Zone 2, Class I/Div. 2 certified remote I/O LB PROFINET gateway from Pepperl+Fuchs opens the door for Industry 4.0 applications in process industries while simultaneously setting new standards in terms of handling, user friendliness, and security.

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