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The PROFINET Go App and Other Blog Posts

The PROFIblog is one of the many social media venues available to followers of PROFINET and PROFIBUS. Here’s a roundup of recent blog posts (they typically are published every Tuesday morning):

The PROFINET Go App
If I created a new app called PROFINET Go I’m pretty sure it would not be as popular as Pokémon Go. If you’re not familiar with Pokémon Go, first of all, where the heck have you been; second, here’s what it would entail…

PROFINET in Process
PROFIBUS PA is for process and PROFINET is for factory automation. That was true once. But not now. PROFINET is now often used in process plants as the main network backbone. And PROFIBUS PA is still used where no Industrial Ethernet is able to…

PROFINET and Big Data
All that big data has to come from somewhere. PROFINET delivers it. But what is Big Data? Herewith are some quotes from the IEEE Computer Society magazine Computing Edge, May issue…

PROFINET Plugfest
Plugfests are also called InterOps (for InterOperate). They allow devices from many vendors to be attached to networks of various controllers. We have an upcoming PROFINET Plugfest. But wait, why is that necessary? All PROFINET products must be certified…

The New PROFINEWS App
I hope that the first place you come to for news of PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link is here on the PROFIblog. Because it is informal here, I can more quickly present information here. And sometimes in more detail than in other formats…

An Expanded IIoT Checklist
What does it take to have your very own Industrial Internet of Things project? PROFINET has a role to play: Things. They’re the starting point:  the “T” in the IIoT. In the industrial world these are sensors, actuators, instruments, and I/O blocks…

Uptime with PROFINET
How much does downtime cost you in your plant? An automotive plant’s downtime could cost $10,000 per hour. Your mileage may vary, but there definitely is a cost for downtime at your plant. And you can’t be everywhere all of the time…

The Network is an Asset
I always think of PROFINET as merely facilitating Asset Management – conveying messages from assets (especially process devices) to warn of impending failure and allow proactive maintenance. Then, at PI Australia’s PROFIBUS & PROFINET Global Forum and Automation Innovation Summit, I heard something intriguing…


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