PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link news from around the world

Preview What’s to Come in 2019 & Beyond

2019 is shaping up to be a very big year –at least it is for PROFIBUS/PROFINET International (PI). With a number of major releases planned, now is the time to familiarize yourself with three major technological advancements that are finally coming into reality.

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Emerson to Buy GE’s Intelligent Platforms

The announcement comes roughly one year after Emerson's failed bid to acquire Rockwell Automation. With the acquisition, Emerson can now offer solutions into discrete manufacturing markets, adding to its existing process control solutions.

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Upcoming No-Cost Training and Events

PI offers many different levels of training and events to learn about PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link. From the introductory up to the advanced, PI events are intended to be educational and informative. This month we highlight some of PI's no-cost events going on around the globe.

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PROFINET Supervisors [Tech Tip]

Most of the communication in a PROFINET network flows between Devices and Controllers. Supervisors don't get much attention because they don't get involved in production work. However, a PROFINET Supervisor can be a great tool during system commissioning, checkout, and even to troubleshoot when there's a problem.

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