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IO-Link Members Assembly

On June 21, 2018 the IO-Link Members Assembly will take place in Frankfurt, Germany. All IO-Link members are cordially invited to attend the Members Assembly. We will inform you about all aspects of the IO-Link technology, beginning from IO-Link Wireless, to IO-Link Safety, up to the integration technologies (fieldbuses, OPC UA, …).

Besides interesting end-user success stories in 2018, the election of the Steering Committee is also on the agenda. If you are interested in joining and participating in the Steering Committee, please send us a mail that you would like to be added as a candidate for the nomination as member of the steering committee.

Date: June 21, 2018
Address: 60329 Frankfurt / Main , Poststraße 6,Germany
Venue: Steigenberger Hotel Metropolitan

Participation is free of charge, however we ask for your registration in advance.

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For further information on the topics and the schedule please have a look on the agenda.


PI North America General Assembly Meeting (GAM)

September 12 – 13, 2018

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2018 marks the 24th birthday for PI North America. As the GAM has migrated to a biennial format, there is much to discuss in the way of technological advancements since the last GAM. Find out personally the latest on what’s happening with:

  • TSN
  • OPC UA
  • APL
  • Security

And how we’re utilizing these technologies to further our industrial networking position in North America.

The venue is once again the beautiful Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains.

  • The meeting kicks off with a Welcome Reception at 7:00 pm Tuesday evening, September 11.
  • Wednesday morning’s breakfast begins at 7:00 am with the meeting starting promptly at 8:00 am.
  • Our networking event is scheduled for Wednesday evening.
  • Breakfast Thursday at 7:00 am again, meeting at 8:00 am, and a predicted close by mid-afternoon.
  • Thursday evening is the traditional pool party at Casa de Bryant.

We look forward to hosting you in Scottsdale: Click here to register!


2019 PI Konferenz

On March 19-20, 2019, PI Germany will hold its sixth PI Konferenz. The House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) in Frankfurt/Main, Germany was selected as the venue for this iteration of the conference.

The PI Konferenz is open to all interested attendees -not just PNO members.

In line with its guiding theme “With PI into the age of Industrie 4.0 in the field” the upcoming PI conference will strike out in new directions. After all, it’s the community of PI technology fans who are being appealed to with major issues like semantics and information, communication, security and new business models. This means that the event’s focus no longer lies solely on the use of industrial communication with PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link as well as on the application profiles. Essential topics for PI here include the integration of TSN and OPC UA into PROFINET, the specification of further security measures, and the definition of semantic aspects in cooperation with other organizations like the OPC Foundation and eCl@ss. Every facet, including the network, architectures, data exchange, devices, and systems, will be examined against the backdrop of the complete life cycle of a production plant – from the planning, configuration and engineering phases through to active operation.

The 2019 PI Konferenz will once again feature technology-specific workshops with a wide variety of practical examples and live models, in addition to expert presentations.

Registration to follow; mark your calendar