Hilscher announces first coupler for CC-Link IE and PROFINET

August 2017

At the SPS IPC Drives 2016, the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) and PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) presented the results of their collaboration in form of a common specification for a coupler that enables an unrestricted compatibility of CC-Link IE and PROFINET. Hilscher contributed in this activity from start and announces the coupler prototype at the same time.

With the specification, the two organizations want to realize a transparent and efficient communication between the two protocols using a coupler device. As a globally active company, Hilscher has been working with PI and CLPA for several years now and contributes to the specification with the coupler NT 151-CCIE-RE scheduled for mid-2018. 

The coupler enables Asian plant manufacturers with CC-LINK IE networked machines, to map their data transparently in overlaying PROFINET networks, in order to be able to deliver and use the plants without any retroactive effect in the PROFINET dominated European market. The same applies, of course, to European plant manufacturers who want to supply PROFINET plants in the Asian market


In the following interview, Armin Pühringer, Business Development Manager at Hilscher, summarizes all the important points that have led Hilscher to develop a coupler device. (German language)

See also: https://www.cc-link.org/en/news/161122.html 


Download here the specification