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

Wireless PROFIsafe in Paris [App Story]

In the twelve years since the installation of PROFIsafe over wireless at the Sacre Coeur on Montmatre, in Paris, not a single failure of communication or any actuation of the safety function by the radio link has occurred. A look back and a look forward.

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New Products – February 2018

New products this month include a PROFIBUS PA communicator/calibrator from Beamex, a PROFIBUS DP cable tester from Hi-Port, flowmeters with PROFINET from KROHNE, and compact wireless modules for PROFINET from Phoenix Contact.

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Tech Tip: Using Fiber Optics in PROFIBUS

While analyzing some communication issues in a customer's PROFIBUS DP network, we quickly realized that the bus parameter settings that were being used in the controller's DP Master configuration were the default values for the 1.5 Mbps transfer rate. Normally this isn't an issue, but in this case it was...

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Future-Proof Industrial Networks

It’s an exciting time to be involved in industrial automation. New solutions are taking shape and stand to make automation networks easier to manage, faster to run, and most importantly, provide value like never before.

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PROFINET Demand Grows in Japan

PROFINET is gaining market share in the Japanese market, and the demand for deeper knowledge in the technology is growing. As such, the Japanese PROFIBUS Organization (JPO) is gearing up for a big year with new documentation, trainings, and a special event in May.

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