Although they are not as wide, the new controllers with two Profinet interfaces offer considerably more performance and working memory than their predecessors. The two Profinet interfaces enable line structures to be implemented easily and cost-effectively.
The new controllers execute user programs more than twice as fast, e.g. bit commands now only require 25 nanoseconds and the time for word, fixed-point and floating-point arithmetic commands is much shorter than before. The expanded functions of the integrated web server enable user-friendly system diagnostics, for example with automatic page update and a diagnostics buffer for up to 499 entries. What is more, the graphical representation of the Profinet IO topology has been revised. This offers a detailed tabular display of the module status of the connected Profinet stations and a direct link to their web servers.
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