Component flexibility for mechanical engineering
With the open Ethernet standard PROFINET, drives and automation specialist Baumüller (Nuremberg, Germany) is building on a flexible, secure and continuous communication topology.
Certified under PROFINET IRTThis year Baumüller certified its b maXX 5000 servo drives under the most current standard for PROFINET IRT. PROFINET is an open Industrial Ethernet Standard that enables flexible design capabilities in connectivity and machine topology. Applications that require fast communication via Ethernet and industrial IT functions especially benefit from maximum precision and reliability with the fieldbus.
The IRT (Isochronous Real-Time) protocol in drive technology allows clock-synchronous data exchange with cycle times under 1ms for high-precision motion control in drive technology. Along with the real time-capable EtherCAT fieldbus, Baumüller offers different bus systems for the servo system b maXX 5500 such as CANopen, VARAN, Modbus TCP, PROFINET IRT, EtherNET/IP or Powerlink. This makes Baumüller drive technology particularly flexible and enables combination with system components from different manufacturers.