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Application of PROFINET IO in Neutron Scattering Instruments

Jun 12, 2018, 2:40 PM
1h 30m
Woodlands Conference Center

Woodlands Conference Center

159 Visitor Center Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Poster presentation Control, Monitoring,Test and Real Time Diagnostics Systems Poster 1


Harald Kleines (Forschungszentrum Juelich)


The control systems of all neutron scattering instruments implemented by the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) are based on Siemens PLC technology. Historically PROFIBUS has been used for the communication of PLCs with supervisory computers, decentral periphery systems and other PLCs. Today, PROFINET IO is the most commonly used industrial real time Ethernet system and naturally supported by Siemens PLC systems. As a consequence, all new neutron instruments of JCNS are based on PROFINET IO. For the interfacing to supervisory computers based on CPCI, a CPCI carrier board for PC/104-Plus mezzanines has been developed, allowing the transparent use of the Siemens PC/104-Plus PROFINET IO controller CP1604 in CPCI systems. Linux is used as the operating system for supervisory computers access and the software development employs the PROFINET IO-Base-API, commonly supported by Siemens PROFINET IO controllers. On top of this API, an application protocol for the communication with PLC-based motion systems has been implemented.

Minioral No
Description Profibus
Speaker Harald Kleines
Country Germany
Institute FZ Juelich

Primary author

Harald Kleines (Forschungszentrum Juelich)


Mr Axel Ackens (Forschungszentrum Juelich) Mr Frank Suxdorf (Forschungszentrum Juelich)

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