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This space was created to help drive and motion control vendors to create a PROFIdrive solution which relies on proven components. This reduces the effort for the implementation and lets to avoid the common pitfalls in the development process.

PROFIdrive Implementation Guide

PROFIdrive Implementation Guide is designed to help the user to implement the PROFIdrive profile.  It provides the overview of the required steps and dependencies and is a good point to start with PROFIdrive implementation.

PROFIdrive Controller

PROFIdrive Controller can be realized as application using a PROFINET IO Controller to set up the PROFINET communication to PROFINET IO Devices with PROFIdrive profile implementation.

An example for the Siemens environment is provided by Siemens for the PROFIdrive working group of PNO. More about PROFIdrive Controller can be found here ...

PROFIdrive Device

PROFIdrive Device Profile is used to realize Drive and Encoder devices according to PROFIdrive specification. More about PROFIdrive Device Profile can be found here ...


The PROFIdrice community is happy to present the new version of the “PROFIdrive Implementation Guide All_IRT V4.2” table.
This file fit to the PROFIdrive version 4.2.

After a long time a new reworked PROFIdrive device profile source code is finally provided.

New examples show how to implement drive or encoder devices with it:

  • PROFIdrive drive application class 4
  • PROFIdrive encoder class 3

Check InxPROFIdrive V3.0 page for more.

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