Digital interfaces for encoders are quite diverse. Yet, ProfiNet is among the most effective and user-friendly among them. ProfiNet standard is featured by the use of TCP/IP protocols along with real-time Ethernet.
When talking about encoders, using ProfiNet protocol allows to get data from encoders in real-time mode with minimal setbacks. For diagnosing motor drawbacks it is essential. One more feature of ProfiNet protocol is its compatibility both with industrial systems and PCs to get data unified. With ProfiNet, it is easy to divide all the system into reliable and independent sub-systems working under TCP/IP (ProfiNet CBA) or Real-Time Ethernet (for ProfiNet IO).
Encoders of modern types are compatible with both types of protocol.