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

New Products – April 2019 Part 1

New products this month include those from: VideoJet, HELUKABEL, Lapp, Balluff, Delta, Teledyne DALSA, and NaviTEK. With so many new products announced, this is just part one of two. Make sure to check out both articles to stay up to date on the latest.

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New Products – April 2019 Part 2

New products this month include those from: Phoenix Contact, HMS, TWK, PROVERTHA, Turck, halstrup-walcher, and Softing. This is the second in a two-part section on new products. It's an exciting time for the PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and IO-Link technologies.

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Regional News – April 2019

In Germany, the PI Konferenz saw record attendance. Also in Germany, Frank Welzel from HARTING was elected as a new member of the PNO Advisory Board, following the departure of Uwe Gräff, also of HARTING. Meanwhile in nearby Belgium, the IO-Link Group there held a successful exhibition at the Indumation 2019 Fair.

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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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