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

Remote Battery Monitoring with PROFINET [App Story]

Electric Rubber Tired Gantry Cranes are high-tech machines that operate in shipping container terminals. Instead of being restricted to moving on a track, these cranes are able to straddle multiple lanes on their rubber wheels. But, how do you provide a stable supply of power? PROFINET plus a radio-based IoT Edge Gateway play key roles.

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PI Konferenz: Into the Age of Industry 4.0 in the Field

The program for the 6th ‘PI Konferenz’ is finalized. Topics such as TSN and OPC UA as solutions for the smart factory, real-time information availability, field-to-cloud data, security enhancements for secure communications, and reference to PI technologies are just a few examples.

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New Products – February 2019

Bühler Technologies, Bronkhorst, Helmholz, Pepperl+Fuchs, Procentec, and Phoenix Contact announce new products this month. Learn about all the new products available for PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and IO-Link.

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Pepperl+Fuchs Acquires Comtrol Corporation

Pepperl+Fuchs acquires Comtrol Corporation -effective February 1, 2019. Comtrol’s technologies will complement Pepperl+Fuchs’ portfolio of sensor solutions and interface technologies that include IO-Link masters, and other industrial connectivity products.

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Survey for Developers

The PI community supports developers worldwide and it is looking to continuously improve its efforts. Please fill out this short survey about PROFINET development. Your feedback will help PI assist you and other developers with proper training, knowledge articles, vendor support, and much more...

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A Guide to PROFINET Development

Generally, development tends to be faster for new devices if the wheel isn’t reinvented each time. The Easy Way to PROFINET brochure offers an overview of the development process and provides a list of solution providers for PROFINET integration.

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Industry Foursight™

Concepts like TSN and OPC UA are making headlines and the race is on to leverage each in order to gain a sustainable competitive advantage for Industrie 4.0. There's no silver bullet, but PROFINET plays a key role. Learn more about the Industry Foursight™ initiative...

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