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

Not Your Father’s Fieldbus – A Look at TSN

Closed fieldbuses simply don’t cut it anymore to run a modern manufacturing plant. Sure, they achieve the necessary performance, but at the expense of flexibility. Now that Ethernet is becoming deterministic by design, performance is no longer the deciding factor: it’s all about the data.

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PI Support Meeting Held in The Hague

From June 4 - 7, 2018 the annual PICC/PITC/PITL Meeting took place in the Netherlands. More than 70 representativesof the PI Competence Centers, Trainings Centers and Test Laboratories held various meetings in The Hague.

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The Latest on PROFIBUS and PROFINET in Brazil

Associação PI Brasil has been hard at work producing new content like videos and animations describing the PROFIBUS and PROFINET technologies specifically for the Brazilian market. To wit, the seminal book 'Industrial Communication with PROFINET' is now available in Portuguese.

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IO-Link General Meeting Sets Course for Future

At this year’s IO-Link General Meeting on June 21, 2018, 70 members came together in Frankfurt, Germany to discuss the direction IO-Link will be taking in the coming years and to set the agenda for the future. A special presentation marked the Consortium's 200th member.

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Our TSN Strategy is Clear

At Hannover Fair 2018, PI exhibited its first working demonstration of [email protected] Of note is the Plug-&-Work capability. This feature allows devices to be added and removed from the TSN domain without the need for a dedicated centralized network manager.

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PI Meeting and Anniversary Celebration in Japan

30 years! Think about it. That is how long PI has been having an annual meeting of its Regional PI Associations (RPAs). This 30th meeting was hosted by the Japanese PROFIBUS Organization (JPO) in Hiroshima, Japan. The event also coincided with the JPO's 21st anniversary celebration in Tokyo.

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Upcoming Member Events

The IO-Link Members Assembly is scheduled for June 21st in Frankfurt, Germany. The PI North America General Assembly Meeting is announced for September 12-13 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The PNO will host its 2019 PI Konferenz on March 19-20, 2019, also in Frankfurt (open to all).

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