Industrial Network Longevity

Secure and stable networks form the basis of high performance industrial communication. The only chance for their longevity is that they remain in perfect working condition. Is this currently the case? VORTEX 2016 for the first time delivers a comprehensive appraisal of the status of industrial networks across technologies and countries.

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Member News

PI North America members Beamex and HARTING are in the news this month along with Germany’s Indu-Sol. Beamex has scheduled two calibration-focused events for the process industry, one for technicians and engineers and one for managers and executives. HARTING’s new product MICA (Modular Industry Computing Architecture) won the HERMES AWARD at the opening ceremony of Hannover Fair. Indu-Sol presents an appraisal of the status of industrial networks across technologies and countries.

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Member News – January 2016

PROFINET stalwart Phoenix Contact’s Middletown, Pa., plant was named Plant Engineering magazine’s Top Plant of 2015. HARTING announces “The HARTING Knowledge Center” app, a content hub of all of HARTING’s educational materials, including white papers, FAQs, videos, brochures, and more.

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Member News: Phoenix Contact Assists Local College with PROFINET Kits

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, has become the first American school to join Phoenix Contact’s EduNet program. EduNet is an international education network that brings together schools and industry in the field of automation technology. The EduNet program includes donating equipment for the lab. This gives students hands-on access to several Phoenix Contact ILC controller and PROFINET starter kits, the same type of equipment they might use once they graduate and work on the manufacturing floor.

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