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Articles by Michael Bowne

Ethernet and Industrial Communications: What’s The Latest?

It’s been hard to miss all the activity going on recently around time sensitive networking (TSN) and OPC UA. Here’s what it means for the near-term future of PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and industrial networking in general.

Regional News – March 2017

Countries featured in this month’s PROFINEWS include Ireland where its Chairman provided training overseas in Turkey, Japan where IO-Link is proving immensely popular, and Germany where PROFIBUS and PROFINET events are scheduled. A major German event, the PI Konferenz, is scheduled for March 22-23.

New Products: March 2017

There are many new products to announce this month from the following companies: HMS, MESCO, Phoenix Contact, PROCENTEC, Renesas, TWK, and Weidmüller.

PI Konferenz 2017 – Network of the Future

The program of the 5th PI Konferenz on March 22 and 23, 2017, at the Commerzbank-Arena football stadium in Frankfurt, Germany is finalized.

New Process Automation Profile 4.0

At an early stage, PI along with users, such as NAMUR, started to intensively work out how PROFINET can be deployed in all areas of the process industry. Very quickly it became clear that PI can offer with PROFINET a complete solution package.

First Results on the Way to Industrie 4.0

PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) is making strong progress on Industrie 4.0. Main work is done in the teams of the PI working group “I4.0@PI” with sub-groups for individual topics. The requirements are being closely harmonized with users and senior experts from the various participating companies.

New Products – Issue 147

There are many new products to announce this month including fiber optic repeaters and power supply connectivity from Belden, PROFINET redundancy from Comtrol, fiber optic IRT from HMS, Ethernet switches from Siemens and IO-Link sensors and decentralized controls from Turck.

All the (PROFI)news That’s Fit to Digitize

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How the Convergence of IT and OT Impacts Engineers

From the domain expertise required to filter the required data in the correct way to expanding automation and IT networking knowledge requirements, the Internet of Things is dramatically altering the duties and expectations for control engineers.

Ethernet Requirements in Process Automation

PROFIBUS PA cables can land in hazardous environments; Ethernet cables cannot –yet. However, PROFINET is still a great backbone in process applications for today and tomorrow.

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