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

From Awareness to Competency: How to Get Educated

This month's issue of PROFINEWS focuses on the many learning opportunities available from PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) -many of which you may be familiar, and some you may not. Start with the basics and finish your journey with hands-on training from a certified PI Training Center (PITC). Learn More!

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Confirmed Quality with Automated Tests

During the development of PROFINET devices, developers and system testers have extensively used the continuously expanded Automated RT tester (ART tester) from PI. It increases the quality and speed of developing a new product due to its parallel use by the globally accredited PI Test Labs during certification testing.

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PROFINET with TSN Specification is Complete

We have reached another key milestone: PROFINET specification 2.4 has officially been completed. The new specification includes TSN capabilities and is the first TSN version of an open industrial communication standard! The full document is free to download for all PI members.

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Intelligent Components

Complex problems which arise in connection with Industry 4.0 cannot be solved alone. Sustainable concepts can only be developed with open solutions supported by a large majority of users, manufacturers, and user organizations. For this reason, PROFIBUS & PROFINET International is working intensively with associations like the OPC Foundation, Namur, AIDA, ZVEI, and ODVA.

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IO-Link News – July 2019

Last month the IO-Link Member Assembly took place in Frankfurt, Germany. Dozens of members came together and learned about the new V1.1.3 specification and other future-oriented topics: wireless, safety, profiles, etc. Up next, join us at the IO-Link Interop Workshop in Germany in October!

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Think Globally. Act Locally.

Since the inception of PROFIBUS and PROFINET International (PI), one of the guiding principles has been to 'think globally, act locally'. What this means is, on the one hand, our technologies are centrally developed and standardized worldwide. On the other hand, a vibrant decentralized community exists to offer immediate support.

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TSN: The Course is Set

There are many questions regarding TSN technology: What’s the guaranteed transfer time, latency and performance? Can I continue using existing technologies? When will the new technology be ready? PI provides concrete answers HERE.

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Building on the Architecture of the Future

Open solutions have always been the trademark of PI technologies. The PI Organization follows this credo both in the integration of TSN into PROFINET and the presentation of PROFINET data in the OPC UA object model. The result is a user-friendly solution which can be used for future architectures as well as brownfield systems.

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