In Industry 4.0 applications, converged networks add real value, especially IT and OT networks connecting seamlessly. TSN may well be helpful in overcoming hurdles in communication, but IT systems still don’t understand the meaning of individual pieces of data from the machine. Even more is needed.
We are thrilled to welcome our new Taiwan RPA (Regional PI Association), the 25th RPA for PI.
The factory floor is extremely complex! Thousands of interconnected devices, and PROFINET connects all of them through a common Ethernet network. For those new to the technology, it can seem a bit overwhelming. This video explains PROFINET in introductory terms for beginners. Enjoy!
There is news from all over the globe: PROFINET courses in Denmark, Brazil holds its first users meeting, a PI Competency Center in India attended an important vendor meeting, and much more...
Are you interested in building your own PROFINET product? Software stacks, ASICs, Modules... Learn more about the different PROFINET implementations in this article.
New products are announced this month from the following companies: Moxa, SCHUNK, Endress+Hauser, and ifm.
This NEW PI white paper explores the differences and similarities of PROFIBUS and PROFINET. The material also includes an overview of technology adoption, migration strategies, and PROFIBUS to PROFINET proxies.
During 2017 we feature over 15 application stories in PROFINEWS. We look forward to publicizing more PI members’ news this 2018. Share your PROFINET success story and we will help you edit it and feature it!