Updates from PI

PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) has updated the planning, installation, and commissioning guidelines for PROFINET networks to include acceptance test checklists. A new PROFINET System Description is also released. Meanwhile, in Social Media, the PROFIblogger muses on ‘what is the Industrial Internet of Things’. PROFINET Checklist for Acceptance Tests For several years, PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) […]

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New Products: Issue 124

New products this month include: push-pull IO-Link masters, Ethernet switches, programmable temperature transmitters, industrial embedded PCs, and laser based data transmission. Push-Pull IO-Link Master Modules Fiber-optic cables have now become established in industrial data communication also. Optical data transmission offers numerous advantages, particularly for data-intensive applications with a high demand on availability, such as are […]

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Application Story: Bogasari’s move from PROFIBUS to PROFINET

To ensure continuous and efficient manufacturing, this Indonesian wheat flour miller upgraded its industrial networks from PROFIBUS to PROFINET to gain visibility over its processes and address issues as they happen. Taking Production to the Next Level Bogasari Flour Mills, a division of PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk, is not only the largest integrated flour […]

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FDI technology used by PI

With the release of the FDI Specification and handover to IEC and the availability of the first version of the developer tool, FDI Cooperation LLC has achieved its primary goal. PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) has participated actively in the various working groups by providing numerous experts and was instrumental in shaping the technology in […]

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Training and Events (Issue 123)

With Certified Training available in England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, USA, and the Netherlands over the next month, it is shaping up to be a busy holiday season. Sign up today and learn about: Planning, Designing, Installing, Commissioning, Maintaining, Troubleshooting. Free training classes, seminars, workshops, and more certified training classes are planned for 2015, too. […]

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SPS Report: PI Press Conference

On the morning of Day 2 at the SPS/IPC/Drives show in Nuremberg, PI held their annual press conference to present the headlines with respect to PROFIBUS and PROFINET. Couldn’t make it that early in the morning? Here’s your wrap-up. In short, the presentation covered: PROFINET in Machine Building, New Guidelines, PI in China, FDI News, PI […]

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Member News (Issue 123)

GE Intelligent Platforms has released a new video about PROFINET redundancy, or what they term ‘high availability’. HARTING has a new iPad App that allows users to configure their connectors. GE-IP The new video from GE runs approximately 45 minutes in length and discusses the advantages of a redundant PROFINET network compared to traditional topologies. […]

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Regional News (Issue 123)

Read about news from: A PROFIday hosted in November in the Netherlands, Germany, where the PNO has announced the PI Conference for March 11-12, 2015, Switzerland, where a 2-day bus tour culminating at the SPS show was hosted. The Netherlands On Thursday November 13th, PROFIday Netherlands took place. 150 industrial visitors found themselves in the Evoluon in Eindhoven. The 23 participating PI […]

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