CAMBRIDGE, UK Molex has been accredited as PROFINET Competence Centre (PICC) for France for a period of two years. The PICC which consists of employees of Molex and Testlab, has demonstrated the necessary competence and has the necessary equipment to offer full support.
Based in Caudebec-les-Elbeuf in Normandy, the Molex PICC has a test laboratory including more than 64 PROFINET systems from various manufacturer.
Among those are hardware PLC and PC-based software PLC, input/output devices, a multi I/O device software emulator, a gateway (Proxy) to connect legacy fieldbuses, and infrastructure products (RJ45/M12 connector, cordsets, Ethernet switch, etc).
The Molex PROFINET Competence Centre is available worldwide for all members of the PROFINET user organisation. From here, the company offers training sessions and workshops, and can assist customers with questions concerning the network technology.
"This success reflects the many years of experience and development of our engineers in the field of PROFINET", said Martial Maneche, PROFINET development engineer for the integrated products of Molex in France.
Molex develops software stacks for PROFINET controllers and devices, as well as software engineering tools and Windows-based PROFINET solutions, communication cards and proxies, IP67 I/O modules, connectors, cordsets and Ethernet switches.
Left to right: Eric Gory (Molex Product Manager), Frédérique Bahaud (Agilicom PICC auditor) and Martial Maneche (Molex Development Engineer).