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

The PI Joint Booth at the Hannover Messe 2019

True to the motto “PROFINET - The Backbone of Industrie 4.0”, PI is participating with its joint booth at this year's Hannover Messe from April 1 to 5, 2019. The main topic for PI, the implementation of industrial communication for Industrie 4.0, is the core of the joint booth.

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IO-Link as a Catalyst for Digitalization

The time until a new technology is established, its finer points are clarified, and users accept it is usually suspenseful, sometimes nerve-racking, and always exciting. That’s how it’s been for the IO-Link community for the past decade, but now IO-Link has arrived on the market and is being used across the globe.

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The Importance of Standardization

Many PI experts are active in national and international standardization organizations and have taken on strategically important management functions there. Two exemplary areas include the integration of TSN into PROFINET and the specification of semantic identifiers for device description.

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PROFINET with PA Profile in Process Industry Plants

In the process industry, and in automation technology in particular, digitalization is currently a hot topic where the goal is to be able to respond to plant and market events quicker and more effectively than before. This article sets the technological basis for digitalization in the process industry.

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PI Konferenz: Into the Age of Industry 4.0 in the Field

The program for the 6th ‘PI Konferenz’ is finalized. Topics such as TSN and OPC UA as solutions for the smart factory, real-time information availability, field-to-cloud data, security enhancements for secure communications, and reference to PI technologies are just a few examples.

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Developing a PROFINET Device: Easy and Future-Proof

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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Survey for Developers

The PI community supports developers worldwide and it is looking to continuously improve its efforts. Please fill out this short survey about PROFINET development. Your feedback will help PI assist you and other developers with proper training, knowledge articles, vendor support, and much more...

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A Guide to PROFINET Development

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.

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