A new interface for AC.2 actuator controls now allows AUMA actuators to be integrated into Profinet networks. The Profinet standard gives the actuator manufacturer a second industrial Ethernet-based networking option alongside Modbus TCP/IP. Pennsylvania-based AUMA is a manufacturer of electric actuators and gearboxes.
AUMA actuators with a Profinet interface integrate smoothly into network infrastructures: commissioning, handling of actuators and fault diagnostics are convenient, due to features including automatic address assignment.
Actuators can be identified and addressed by device name from any point on the network.
An integrated web server allows easy performance of connection tests, status requests and fault diagnostics at any time. All operation commands and feedback signals offered by the Profibus DP protocol are available to AC actuator controls thanks to the standardized device description.