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Training and Events: Issue 125

Register now for one of the many events fast approaching in the upcoming months. First is embedded world 2015 in Nuremberg, DE. Next up is the PI Conference in Speyer, DE in early March. Also in March are a PROFIsafe Certified Designer Course and the first of three PROFINET Workshops.  Be Our Guest! Invitation to […]

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PI Update

Updates from PI in this issue include new documents, the ten best blog posts from 2014, and the top tweet. The guidelines for designing, installing, and commissioning PROFINET networks have received important updates. The PROFINET System Description has also received a significant overhaul. New Documents PROFINET Checklist for Acceptance Tests For several years, PI (PROFIBUS […]

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IT Professional’s Guide to Industrial Ethernet

There are numerous advantages to using Ethernet on the plant floor and some critical issues to consider for a successful implementation: migration strategies, communications differences, security needs, and the need for industrially hardened devices. Here are the five critical things an IT Professional needs to know about bringing Ethernet to the plant floor. CLICK HERE […]

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New Products: Issue 125

New products this month include smart lights with IO-Link, secure servos with PROFIBUS DP, cables and modules for PROFIBUS PA, and new connectors and diagnostics tools for PROFINET. Smart Light Instead of Stack Light The popular IO-Link Smart Light from Balluff is now available in three versions. In addition to the current version with a maximum […]

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Fast Access to the PROFIdrive World

PROFINET is being used increasingly as a drive bus. Drive manufacturers are looking for a cost- and time-efficient way to implement PROFINET in their devices. A Swiss drive manufacturer found just such a way to make its linear drive PROFINET-capable in minimum time while also implementing the PROFIdrive drive profile. PROFINET, the universal communication system […]

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Training and Events: Issue 124

2015 is barely upon us and the calendar is already filling up. PI will have a presence at many tradeshows throughout the year. Additionally, training classes have been announced throughout the US, Germany, and the UK. Tradeshows and Events RTECC Taking place on Jan 22nd at the Santa Clara Convention Center this event will combine technical […]

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