PROFINET is an Ethernet based industrial network protocol adapting Ethernet hardware and protocols to the real time needs of industrial automation.

SM-PROFINET benefits

  • Fast, high-precision communications for maximum plant productivity
  • Dual port cable connection ensures rapid and easy installation
  • Stable and robust data transfer improves system reliability
  • Open standard programming for fl exible network integration
  • Click-in option module allows easy system adoption of PROFINET to future-proof projects
  • Internal Ethernet switch permits effortless system expansion anytime during its life cycle



  • Dual 100 BASE-TX RJ45 connectors with support for shielded twisted pair, full-duplex 100 Mbps connectivity with auto crossover correction
  • Integrated switches allow for use of line networks i.e. daisy chaining
  • Both RJ45 ports operate in full duplex mode as a network switch
  • PROFINET Real-time class RT_Class_1 and conformance class B
  • Cycle times from 1 ms to 512 ms specifi ed during confi guration
  • Automatic device replacement using the LLDP and SNMP protocols
  • LED indication of network port activity
  • Up to 64 cyclic IO module slots (configured by network configuration tool and GSDML file)
  • Identifi cation and maintenance functions I&M0 to I&M4 supported


Drive compatibility

  • Mentor MP