With the PN/PN Coupler, a simple and uncomplicated connection of two separate PROFINET networks is possible. The PN/PN Coupler enables data transmission between two PROFINET controllers. A PROFINET IO device is on both PROFINET network sides. Received input data on one of the network sides is made available as output data to the other network side. The IO data transfer takes place live and as quickly as possible without additional handling blocks.
The maximum size of the transmitted IO data is 1024 bytes. Up to 16 slots for IO modules of 1 byte and up to 128 bytes are available.
With the "data record transfer" function, even large amounts of data with up to 4096 bytes can be exchanged between the machines using the FIFO principle. The data record transfer uses standard PLC handling blocks. The incorporation into the PLC engineering tool is made possible by a GSDML file; special configuration software isn’t necessary.