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.
You may find the expression "wireless wire manufacturer" an odd play-on-words, but wait until you discover what lies beneath it. They are employing state-of-the-art wireless technology for manufacturing cables.
Drive profiles free the user program from device-specific details. The more versatile and comprehensive a drive profile is, the greater the benefit.
By the end of 2017, there were more than 8 million registered IO-Link nodes and the number is anticipated to grow rapidly in the forthcoming years. This is why the IO-Link Community has been systematically engaged with functionally safe communication.
PROFINET is great at moving information across a network – we never get tired hammering that message home. But exactly how PROFINET moves that information is still a gray area for a lot of users, and deserves a closer look here.
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.
This month's Regional News comes from the United States where a new PROFI-related job opportunity is opening up, and from Germany where an IO-Link Wireless Workshop took place at the end of June.
Upcoming events include the Automatik-2018 trade-show in Copenhagen, Denmark on Sep 11-13; an IO-Link Workshop in Graz, Austria on Sep 26; three technology workshops in Germany in October; and the PROFIBUS Group is hosting a seminal event on Oct 24 in Coventry, UK.