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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. […]

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 […]

New Products (Issue 123)

New products this month include: New switches, wireless bridges, networked power supplies, PLC control over Ethernet, and industrial patch panels. Tiny 1588 PTPv2 Switches for Precise Motion Control Time synchronization is increasingly important for distributed systems in industrial automation. To meet this need, Moxa has implemented the latest PTP (Precision Time Protocol) technology in their new […]

PROFIday Netherlands – where the industry can be proud!

On Thursday November 13th, PROFIday Netherlands took place. 150 industrial visitors found themselves in the Evoluon in Eindhoven. The 23 participating PI Netherlands members organized a wonderful day, where visitors were able to attend an educational program. With the varied program, there was something for everyone. See the full report here. Representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, Frank Kramer and […]

PROFINET builds the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Aerospace automation provider Advanced Integration Technology incorporated Safety PLCs, Motion Control, plus safety and standard I/O, all on a single PROFINET network for more efficient, compliant automation. As a prime contractor on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, AIT had responsibility for the final assembly and body join functions, charged with delivering a fully automated positioning and […]

Training and Events (Issue 122)

Are you a vendor of automation products? Want to know what goes into PROFINET product certification? Watch this webinar to learn about testing and certifying PROFINET devices. The goal is simple: to eliminate system integration headaches by ensuring a consistent, positive customer experience with PROFINET products across the spectrum of vendors. PROFINET products must be […]