A new round of technical innovation and industrial reform, observed with new development trends and characteristics, is sweeping across the world. The technical innovation is aimed to foster a digitalized, web-based, and intelligent manufacturing industry by thoroughly integrating industry with information technology, exerting far-reaching influence on worldwide manufacturers. To conquer challenges faced in fulfilling the visions of “Industrie 4.0” and the “Industrial Internet of Things” and the “Made in China 2025” strategy, the whole world is vigorously advancing digitalized manufacturing. This mission is composed of four key components: application of digital software packages, deployment of industrial communication networks, ensuring the safety of plants and network, and integrity of systems in industrial environment. In addition, there is a provision of business-specific industrial services, of which, the deployment of an industrial communication network plays a vital role. PI, as a world’s leading player in industrial communication, has been committed to technical innovation in the frontier area of automation over the past 26 years. PROFINET, as an open Ethernet technology applicable to real-time automation, is able to meet the requirements for big data transmission and high-precision control into the future.
It is an honor for PI China to host the 29th PI Meeting (RPA Chairman Meeting and Technical Meeting) in Beijing this year. This is the second time that the PI Meeting has been held in China. This is a very good opportunity to introduce China’s manufacturing sector to our PI counterparts and to create a PROFINET innovation platform in China, through which, we may display to scholars, consumers and representatives of manufacturers, PI’s innovative technologies in Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things, discuss the decisive role of PROFINET technology in realizing digitized manufacturing and fostering digital businesses, and share experience in using PROFINET technology to help businesses improve productivity and reduce costs.
See more information about the 29th PI Meeting at http://www.pi-china.org/PI-Meeting-2017/index-en.html.
See more information about PROFINET Innovation Forum in Chinese at http://www.pi-china.org/news/NewsInfo.aspx?nid=6&pid=10&id=742.
2017 is also an important year for PI China, which has been in operation for about 20 years in China. When PI China was established, we only had a dozen members. Now, with the support from more than one hundred local members, it has become PI’s third largest regional organization. In days ahead, we will continue to boost, cultivate, and promote PI’s PROFIBUS and PROFINET technologies in China.
PI China Chairman