PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link news from around the world

The ‘Safety over OPC UA’ Concept

Safety over OPC UA based on PROFIsafe: one year ago, the OPC Foundation and PI issued a memorandum of understanding for this joint concept. The specification will now soon be published and is available for OPC UA-based controller-controller communication.

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The PI Joint Booth at the Hannover Messe 2019

True to the motto “PROFINET - The Backbone of Industrie 4.0”, PI is participating with its joint booth at this year's Hannover Messe from April 1 to 5, 2019. The main topic for PI, the implementation of industrial communication for Industrie 4.0, is the core of the joint booth.

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Smart Control System for Otto Bock [App Story]

Efficiency, whether it’s on the production line or in engineering design, is the primary goal in manufacturing today. Otto Bock deploys a control system devised with 18 smart drives. It’s based on a state of the art PROFINET network for process control and automation.

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New Products – March 2019

New products this month include a new stepper controller from AMCI, PROFINET device redundancy for TPS-1 chips from Phoenix Contact, enhanced PROFINET capability for drives from Schneider Electric, and the MindSphere World from Siemens.

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Upcoming Training & Events

The month of April will be busy for the various Regional PI Associations (RPAs) and PI Training Centers (PITCs) around the world. There are many trainings and events going on to give you an opportunity to interact with our many 'PROFInetworkers' across the globe.

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IO-Link as a Catalyst for Digitalization

The time until a new technology is established, its finer points are clarified, and users accept it is usually suspenseful, sometimes nerve-racking, and always exciting. That’s how it’s been for the IO-Link community for the past decade, but now IO-Link has arrived on the market and is being used across the globe.

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