CODESYS PROFINET

Configurator, protocol stack and convenient diagnostics for PROFINET controller/device, fully integrated in the IEC-61131-3 development system

Integrated PROFINET support in the IEC 61131-3 development system

PROFINET (Process Field Network) is an open standard for realtime industrial Ethernet systems in automation technology. It is promoted by the user organization PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International as an umbrella group of the PROFIBUS user organization PNO) and is regarded as the successor of PROFIBUS.
PROFINET uses UDP/IP and IEEE 802.3 (Standard Ethernet) for acyclic services and/or I/O communication

CODESYS PROFINET Controller (IEC)

  • Integrated configurator for PROFINET Controller
  • Integrated configurator for slaves with in- and outputs, alarms, diagnostics and parameters
  • Integrated PROFINET Controller protocol stack in the form of a CODESYS library, developed in IEC 61131-3 code
  • Driver for standard network interface cards for communication of I/O data and acyclic services
  • Diagnostic functions in the programming system and for runtime monitoring via IEC 61131-3 application

CODESYS PROFINET Controller (CIFX)

  • Integrated configurator for PROFINET Controllers
  • Integrated configurator for slaves with in- and outputs, alarms, diagnostics and parameters
  • Driver for Hilscher® netX-based Ethernet connections with PROFINET Controller stack
  • Runtime system component for direct access to Hilscher CIFX card
  • Diagnostic functions in the programming system and for runtime monitoring via IEC 61131-3 application

CODESYS PROFINET Device

  • Integrated configurator for the PROFINET Device and connected PROFINET modules
  • PROFINET Device protocol stack in the form of a CODESYS library, developed in IEC 61131-3 code – turns a PLC into a modular PROFINET device
  • Integration of a CODESYS-compatible controller in a PROFINET network with any controllers
  • Sample GSDML file included in scope of delivery
  • Combination with CODESYS PROFINET controller possible
  • Diagnostic functions for the configured PROFINET Device and connected PROFINET modules in the CODESYS Development System and at runtime in the IEC 61131-3 application

CODESYS PROFINET Device (CIFX)

  • Integrated configurator for PROFINET Device
  • Driver vor Hilscher netX-based Ehternet connections with PROFINET Device stack
  • Runtime system component for direct access to Hilscher CIFX card
  • Diagnostic functions in the programming system and for runtime monitoring via IEC 61131-3 application

Advantages of the seamless integration

One tool with consistent infrastructure for PLC programming and PROFINET configuration:

  • Easier configuration
  • Less sources of error
  • Faster engineering
  • Pure software solution with integrated controller and/or device protocol stack (standard Ethernet port sufficient)

Functionality of the configurator

  • Import of PROFINET GSDML configuration files (PROFINET XML Format)
  • Network scan: Recognize and insert connected slaves 
  • Configuration of PROFINET parameters on the I/O slave modules, I/O devices and their I/Os
  • Convenient bus diagnostics: in the project tree, in the configurator and by the PLC application
  • User-friendly variable mapping with separate access to bit channels
  • Call of PROFINET services directly from the configurator such as reading I&M data, setting of station names and IP configuration and "Reset to Factory" 

System requirements

  • System with implemented IP communication stack
  • Alternative: Hilscher netX-based PROFINET master with an integrated protocol stack

PROFINET in Safety Applications: PROFIsafe F-Host/F-Device

For use in safety-relevant applications according to IEC 61508 SIL3 or DIN EN ISO 13849 PLe, category 3/4 1oo2, CODESYS PROFINET can be extended by a safe transport layer.

Scope of services

  • PROFIsafe Master / F-Host Configurator
  • PROFIsafe Master / F-Host communication stack as platform-independent IEC 61131-3 library
  • PROFIsafe F-Device Configurator
  • PROFIsafe F-Device communication stack as platform-independent IEC 61131-3 library
  • The components and their use are certified/qualified for use cases according to IEC 61508 up to SIL3 or DIN EN ISO 13849 up to PLe, category 3/4 1oo2


For more information on CODESYS products in safety-relevant applications, see the CODESYS Safety section.

Available products and related datasheets:

Howtoget

  • You are a system integrator or a user in the machine and plant construction sector or the like:
    Use controllers equipped with CODESYS PROFINET Support. Millions of CODESYS-compatible single devices and over 1,000 different device types from more than 500 manufacturers offer you a large range of hardware for your automation projects. CODESYS Inside offers a selection of manufacturers that offer CODESYS-compatible devices. On some of these devices without CODESYS PROFINET, CODESYS PROFINET Controller or CODESYS PROFINET Device can be subsequently licensed if required. Alternatively, you can use the CODESYS Control SoftPLC Systems from the CODESYS Store. CODESYS PROFINET is licensed in these systems and can be used immediately.
  • You are a manufacturer of programmable devices:
    Purchase the CODESYS Runtime Toolkit with PROFINET support and implement the CODESYS Control runtime system on a device with IP communication stack. The PROFINET communication is realized via library on a standard Ethernet port of the device. As an alternative, you can implement the Hilscher netX communication processor with PROFINET stack on your hardware.
    Alternatively, implement the option of single licensing (SL) on your devices. This allows your device customers to license the CODESYS PROFINET products themselves for their application, if required.
  • For more information or an offer please contact our sales department under sales@codesys.com.

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CODESYS brochures and information material

CODESYS - One software. All applications. Your Automation Solution.
Version: 11/2021
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22.06.2022
CODESYS - One software. Any field of application. Your automation platform.
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21.06.2022
Various suppliers present CODESYS-compatible devices and exciting solutions that can be useful for your automation tasks. (Only available in german language.)
Version: 11/2022
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04.11.2022