In Industry 4.0 applications, converged networks add real value, especially IT and OT networks connecting seamlessly. TSN may well be helpful in overcoming hurdles in communication, but IT systems still don’t understand the meaning of individual pieces of data from the machine. Even more is needed.
We are thrilled to welcome our new Taiwan RPA (Regional PI Association), the 25th RPA for PI.
It’s an exciting time to be involved in industrial automation. New solutions are taking shape and stand to make automation networks easier to manage, faster to run, and most importantly, provide value like never before.
This NEW PI white paper explores the differences and similarities of PROFIBUS and PROFINET. The material also includes an overview of technology adoption, migration strategies, and PROFIBUS to PROFINET proxies.
PI presents new Marketing Flyers for Process Automation and PROFIdrive. With exciting advances planned in these areas (process control and motion control, respectively) during the upcoming year, these flyers provide a broad overview of the benefits arising from using our future-proof technologies.
"The new PI booth had around 100 co-exhibitors, which shows the importance that members attribute to PI. Vendors, chip-manufacturers, or service-providers: they all see the value in being part of PI’s global community" commented Karsten Schneider, PI Chairman, after the SPS/IPC/Drives 2017 fair.
PROFIsafe mechanisms are extending to OPC UA: users will benefit from an open technology and cross-manufacturer communication at the control level for both standard and safety-related data.
PI is working towards a new paradigm... Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) integration into PROFINET. In the context of Industry 4.0, TSN is a hot topic and an opportunity for better integration of OT networks into the IT networks of companies.