2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the introduction of PROFIBUS technology to world markets. To celebrate this momentous year, alongside the 27th combined meetings of PI, we are delighted that Ireland was selected as the venue for the meetings and celebrations.
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The PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) booth at Hanover Fair this year saw a heavy amount of foot traffic. News from the trade-show includes announcements about PROFINET testing, a new Regional PI Association (RPA) in Chile, new PI Competence Centers in Bolivia and Peru, and IO-Link node counts. An informal, but more detailed look at the […]
The official theme of this year’s Fair was “Integrated Industry – Join the Network” but the real theme was “Industry 4.0,” sometimes spelled the German way “Industrie 4.0.” And PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link feed the Industrial Internet of Things portion of Industry 4.0.
This month’s PI Updates include turning a widely-read PROFIBUS book, Catching the Process Fieldbus: An Introduction to Profibus for Process Automation, into a free eBook, announcing a 25-year retrospective video, and PROFIblog posts about the Industrial Internet of Things and Hanover Fair including a look at the “lighter side”.
On March 27, 1990, the first General Meeting of the PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. (PNO) took place at which organizational matters were discussed and work began on establishing key committees and working groups. Back then, probably no one could imagine what was started. 25 years later, the organization is not only a global community under the roof […]
PI is exhibiting at Hanover Fair again this year, April 13 through 17. The 215 square meter (2300 square feet) booth is in Hall 9 at D68. There are 24 kiosks and hundreds of products from many manufacturers. It is situated directly on the “Automation & IT Tour”, which leads by way of a red carpet […]
Who is more knowledgeable about networks than PROFIBUS and PROFINET International? Reason enough to attend the PI Conference held once every 2 years. A variety of presentations and detailed technology-related workshops provided inspiration to the 270 participants. The Technik Museum in Speyer was selected as the venue for the 4th PI Conference. It not only […]
Updates from PI this month include a new MinutePROFINET video about manufacturing uptime, some creative blog posts on the Industrial Internet of Things, PROFINETuptime.com, and the 2014 PROFIBUS and PROFINET node counts. MinutePROFINET The first MinutePROFINET video (“What is PROFINET?”) was released on November 18, 2011. If only we had known at that time what we’d created… […]