Electric motors are widely used in the industry. Several studies have proposed methods to detect anomalies in their operation, but always using sensors dedicated to this purpose. In this sense, this work aims to fill gaps in related works presenting a method for the detection of faults in rotating machines driven by electric motors in motion control applications using PROFINET network and PROFIdrive profile. The proposed method does not require any additional or dedicated sensors to provide data to the diagnostic system. Instead, the proposed methodology is based on the analysis of data transmitted in the communication network, which already exists for control purposes. Support vector machine (SVM) is used as a classifier of five different mechanical faults. The results provide that the methodology is feasible and efficient under different machine operating conditions, achieving, in the worst case, 97.78% efficiency.