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Industrial Internet of Things Protocols

Standards and Protocols for the IIoT: A look at how open data access protocols like Profinet can be used to provide data for Internet of Things deployments. The technologies behind the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have existed for many years. Consider these three terms often used in IIoT discussions: Remote access … That’s old […]

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A Stepped Approach to Securing Automation Systems

Professor Dr. Frithjof Klasen, a member of the Managing Board of the PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. (PNO), discusses problems surrounding security for automation systems and explains how guidelines from communication technology organisations, such as PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI), can be helpful. Typical security threats in the production environment can include infection by malware, unauthorised use […]

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Training and Events: Issue 126

This month features training from Australia, Germany, and the United States of America. Free one-day PROFINET classes in the USA have been very successful so far in 2015. In Australia, the Profibus Australia Association (PAA) is putting on a 5-week training campaign for 2015. ABB will host two PROFIBUS courses in Leipzig and Dusseldorf. Meanwhile, GE Intelligent […]

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Member News: Issue 126

Softing has a new video describing how to access HART parameters over PROFIBUS. They’ve also written an article on diagnostics within PROFINET. Balluff has two new Application Notes describing the benefits of decentralized I/O. GE introduces a new demo board for the PROFINET one-day training classes. German Chancellor Merkel visits Siemens’ showcase factory. Are you a […]

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New Products: Issue 126

New products this month include modular protocol functionality, a PC based controller for IoT, multi-protocol ICs, a heating control system, PROFIsafe rotary encoders, a new PROFINET stack, and an expanded connector lineup.  Click the headlines for all the details. Modular Way of Adding Flexible Protocols Advantech’s new iDoor technology is a modular way of adding flexible […]

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If the Network Is Down, the Production Is Down

PROFINET network diagnostics during commissioning and operation With the growing use of Industrial Ethernet, in particular PROFINET, in modern production facilities, plant operators are faced with a technology that opens up a host of new possibilities. To fully exploit PROFINET’s advantages, long-established commissioning and operation practices must be reviewed and adapted to the new conditions. […]

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Application Story: Stäubli Robots

Industrial robots are increasingly taking over tasks that were previously reserved for machine tools or special-purpose processing machines. For this reason, users are calling more and more for the consistent integration of robot systems in machines with respect to handling systems, function, and communication technology. This can be achieved with the help of PROFINET. Consistent […]

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