Member News: Issue 126

Softing has a new video describing how to access HART parameters over PROFIBUS. They’ve also written an article on diagnostics within PROFINET. Balluff has two new Application Notes describing the benefits of decentralized I/O. GE introduces a new demo board for the PROFINET one-day training classes. German Chancellor Merkel visits Siemens’ showcase factory. Are you a […]

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If the Network Is Down, the Production Is Down

PROFINET network diagnostics during commissioning and operation With the growing use of Industrial Ethernet, in particular PROFINET, in modern production facilities, plant operators are faced with a technology that opens up a host of new possibilities. To fully exploit PROFINET’s advantages, long-established commissioning and operation practices must be reviewed and adapted to the new conditions. […]

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Member News: Issue 124

PI members Balluff and Beamex have announcements in this issue. Balluff is announcing a free catalog app for iOS and Android. Beamex has released a video showing how to calibrate a PROFIBUS transmitter using their tool. Free Balluff App Balluff is one of the leading global providers of sensors and industrial RFID and networking solutions. […]

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Member News (Issue 123)

GE Intelligent Platforms has released a new video about PROFINET redundancy, or what they term ‘high availability’. HARTING has a new iPad App that allows users to configure their connectors. GE-IP The new video from GE runs approximately 45 minutes in length and discusses the advantages of a redundant PROFINET network compared to traditional topologies. […]

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Submit your PROFI-stories

With the merger now complete of the PROFINEWS International and PROFINEWS North American editions, we look forward to publicizing PI members’ company and product news. Got an interesting PROFIBUS case study? Or perhaps a new PROFINET product? Submit those and other relevant news items to editor@nullprofinews.com. The combined newsletter means a wider, more global audience […]

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Member News (Issue 122)

On October 27 – 29, GE Intelligent Platforms hosted its User Summit in Orlando, FL with over 600 people in attendance. Ideas from the event included the Industrial Internet, Big Data, Uptime, and Analytics, with an overarching theme of: Connect >> Monitor >> Analyze >> Predict >> Optimize PROFINET is used right at the beginning […]

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Member News (Issue 121)

Endress+Hauser and Phoenix Contact, both PI North America members, have recently expanded their facilities in the United States.   Endress+Hauser inaugurated a new 80,000 square feet state-of-the-art Customer Center in Greenwood, Indiana (left). This 16 million dollar investment in infrastructure helps to optimize customer support and further underscores Endress+Hauser’s commitment to the US market and […]

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