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

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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Industry Foursight™

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...

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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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