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SPS IPC Drives 2018 Recap and Outlook

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

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Safety over OPC UA Based on PROFIsafe

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.

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IO-Link + PROFINET + OPC UA = 1, 2, 3 Punch

In close cooperation, and within the framework of a joint working group, experts from PI and the OPC Foundation have specified a solution for presenting PROFINET data in the OPC UA object model. Additionally, work on an "OPC UA for IO-Link" companion specification has begun.

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Ready to be a PROFIsafe Expert?

PROFIsafe has evolved to become the leading and most comprehensive safety communication technology in the world. Next year a PROFIsafe certified designer course will be available. If you are thinking of becoming a PROFIsafe expert, this is your chance...

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Transforming Data into Information

The intelligent manufacturing networks of digital factories will only become reality with machine-processable, standardized information. PI sees its role in creating the necessary basis for this fact, especially in view of Industry 4.0. Learn about the collaboration of [email protected] and PI and how it enables consistent data models.

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Visit our Booth at SPS/IPC/Drives 2018!

Want to learn more about integrating PROFINET with TSN and OPC UA? How do sensors gain the 'smart factor' by using IO-Link? What does PI's new "Industry 4.0 Demonstrator" entail? Find out by visiting PI in Hall 5 Booth 210!

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