The project consists of refurbishing an old chairlift system to include the newest automation technology, the project consists of two stations,  departure and arrival .

The challenge was transmitting the electrical signals from station 2 to station 1 , distant 1.2 KM . here came the use of PROFINET over fiber optic network due to long distance between the stations . due to PROFINET, we could transmit not only IO signals, also we have installed 2 IP cameras at arrival stations, so the operators can monitor the Skiers there, and check if the system is working error free.

Using one protocol , we could use PROFINET to transmit IO signals and media, such as camera signal, internet, voice … In case of damage of the fiber optic cable or any of the media converters, user can switch to IWLAN ( industrial wireless LAN) ,  which is also supported by PROFINET, thus the same features could be applied.

Routing from PROFIBUS to PROFINET and Vice VERSA is always possible too!

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