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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 […]

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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 […]

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Submit your PROFI-stories

With the merger now complete of the PROFINEWS International and PROFINEWS North American editions, we look forward to publicizing PI members’ company and product news. Got an interesting PROFIBUS case study? Or perhaps a new PROFINET product? Submit those and other relevant news items to editor@nullprofinews.com. The combined newsletter means a wider, more global audience […]

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Member News (Issue 122)

On October 27 – 29, GE Intelligent Platforms hosted its User Summit in Orlando, FL with over 600 people in attendance. Ideas from the event included the Industrial Internet, Big Data, Uptime, and Analytics, with an overarching theme of: Connect >> Monitor >> Analyze >> Predict >> Optimize PROFINET is used right at the beginning […]

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Regional News (Issue 122)

The Profibus Association of Australia (PAA) is adding new members at a strong clip. Similarly, membership in the Japanese Profibus Organization (JPO) has surpassed 100. Both accomplishments underscore the growing adoption of PROFIBUS and PROFINET as global, market-leading technologies. Over the last 18 months, the PAA has invested in programs and campaigns to raise awareness […]

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New Products (Issue 122)

New products this month include: new connectors, PROFINET communication modules, gateways, touchscreen computers, and RFID readers with PROFINET.  Click on the headlines for additional details. PROFINET to Serial Gateway From Agilicom: AGILiGATE PROFINET to serial is a gateway to exchange data between a PROFINET network and any equipment with a serial link. AGILiGATE PROFINET is an […]

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Industrial Internet of Things

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has become a hot topic for many in our industry over the past year. Whether you call it Industry 4.0 or Internet of Things or Industrial Internet, if you can’t get the data there is no IIoT. That data needs to be acquired: reliably, in real-time, with alarms, with […]

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