Welcome to 2019! In the spirit of developing networks among colleagues and among automation devices, this month’s issue focuses on PROFINET device development. Due to the rich community of solution providers and resources available to developers, adding a PROFINET interface to an automation device is both easy and future-proof.
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Generally, development tends to be faster for new devices if the wheel isn’t reinvented each time. The Easy Way to PROFINET brochure offers an overview of the development process and provides a list of solution providers for PROFINET integration.
Concepts like TSN and OPC UA are making headlines and the race is on to leverage each in order to gain a sustainable competitive advantage for Industrie 4.0. There’s no silver bullet, but PROFINET plays a key role. Learn more about the Industry Foursight™ initiative…
For training classes, marketing, sales, or just for your own knowledge – PI has published many new freely downloadable documents. Check them out!
SPS fair just closed its doors and the year is coming to an end. It was an exciting one for PI. We made lots of progress in our working groups and in technology adoption. I invite you to read further in this issue of PROFINEWS to learn more.
–– Karsten Schneider, PI Chairman
[email protected] has already become a reality. The first chip vendors have implemented TSN in PROFINET. A live demo at SPS IPC Drives 2018 displayed solutions from three different manufacturers: Texas Instruments, Analog Devices, and Hilscher.
The PROFIsafe for OPC UA collaboration began at SPS IPC Drives 2017. In less than a year, the joint working group has managed to draft a review version of the specification “Safety over OPC UA Based on PROFIsafe” for controller-to-controller communication.