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!
How did Austrian machine builder Softtec cut down costs when building an automation system at the Östras bröd bakery in Sweden? PROFINET over Bluetooth was the answer.
Kingspan produces insulation panels for roofs, walls, and floors. They were scrapping too much product and insight into the production process was limited. That all changed by switching to PROFIBUS -and their line ran faster too.
How do you design a paint shop so it's safe for workers and workpieces? With PROFINET and PROFIsafe and a WiFi connection, ADAL Sp. z.o.o. was able to manage a highly complex application.
In the Food and Beverage industry, Gima SpA had a problem: they needed their new 590 Series rotary packaging machine to be both highly adaptable and very compact. How to merge these seemingly opposite capabilities? PROFINET was the answer.
Edson Packaging Machinery had a problem. How should they expand the RFID capabilities of their case packers for their new customers? IO-Link provided the perfect solution, and a whole lot more.
Data access all the way down to the sensor level was of paramount importance to a manufacturer of mufflers for buses and large trucks in Turkey. With IO-Link gateways and hubs, multiple sensors can be linked up to controllers transparently and with minimal wiring.
When Fortescue designed and developed their Solomon Hub mine in the Hamersley Ranges, the scale of the project was impressive. At the time of their creation, the Firetail and Kings ore mines (together making up the Solomon Hub) created the world's largest PROFINET Industrial Ethernet network. This network played an enormous role in productivity and efficiency improvements.