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PI Helps Foster an Intelligent and Digitized Future

A new round of technical innovation and industrial reform, observed with new development trends and characteristics, is sweeping across the world. The technical innovation is aimed to foster a digitalized, web-based, and intelligent manufacturing industry by thoroughly integrating the industry with information technology, exerting far-reaching influence on worldwide manufacturers. To conquer challenges faced in fulfilling the visions of “Industrie 4.0” and the “Industrial Internet of Things” and the “Made in China 2025” strategy, the whole world is vigorously advancing digitalized manufacturing.

Annual PI Meeting in Beijing

The 29th joint annual meeting for PI Chairman, PI Competence Centers (PICCs), PI Training Centers (PITCs), and PI Test Labs (PITLs) was successfully convened by PI China on June 19-23 in Beijing, China. 58 representatives were present at the annual meeting, including PI Chairman and Vice Chairman, Regional PI Association Chairmen, and responsible persons and experts from various PICCs, PITCs, and PITLs around the globe. PI-China Chairman, Executive Vice Chairman, Directors of the Council, Secretary-General, and Commissioner to the Secretariat also attended the event.

PROFINET Help Is Near

Accredited PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) Competence Centers (PICCs) provide high-quality support for PROFIBUS and PROFINET technologies worldwide. PI is very pleased with the continued strong interest on all the continents in adding to the list of accredited PICCs. In the past three months, three PICCs were established in South America, one in Turkey, one in Canada as well as yet another in Germany. And now in China.

PROFINET and TSN

If you think that TSN replaces PROFINET you’re forgetting that TSN is just part of Ethernet and Ethernet is not an end-to-end protocol. An application layer protocol like PROFINET is needed to complete the delivery of data.

IO-Link Members Assembly

IO-Link grows and grows and grows – both the number of members and the number of installed nodes. Thus, Reinhard Schlagenhaufer, Speaker of the Steering Committee of IO-Link, was delighted to be able to present the latest positive growth figures at the IO-Link Members Assembly on June 22, 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany to nearly 50 participants.

The Importance of Open Standards

As the data from factories scales exponentially, the ability to access that data transparently becomes critical. If we want the Industrial Internet of Things to truly be a game changer for the manufacturing industry, open standards will be a major enabler of that transformation.

Six Steps to IIoT

A recent magazine article outlined six steps to take to implement the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). It was mostly political – form a team, get buy-in from a C-level executive, etc. The political approach may be valuable, but for engineers the steps are different. So here are the six technical steps to the IIoT.

IO-Link Community Japan

IO-Link Community Japan leader, Mr. Shinichi Motoyosh, announced the start of the IO-Link Community Japan in April 2017 to promote the industrial digital communication technology, IO-Link. And it also starts the “IO-Link experience course” from June 2017 at Industrial Open-Network Laboratory of Research Institute for Science and Engineering in Waseda University, as one of the field communication seminars.

TSN and OPC at Hannover Fair – Any Other News?

OPC UA wherever you look. This was my first impression at Hannover Fair, which just closed its doors for 2017. With the rise of Industrie 4.0 and the IIoT, OPC UA came into focus for all industries and so came the products which support it. This is well-deserved of course. And then there is TSN – another attention-grabber for the fair visitors. But, not to be missed, was important news from PI…

At Hannover Fair

“More attendees, more solutions, more international!” was the short-form report on Hannover Fair. See the numbers and have a visit to the PI Booth.

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