In this month's issue: Germany prepares for its biennial PI Konferenz in March, the RPA Chairman in Ireland receives an award of distinction, and in the USA, a series of training classes is announced.
The "PROFINET Angel Fund" project is aimed at spurring development of automation products based on PROFINET technology. More than two dozen manufacturers were selected; so far, 18 are in the R&D and testing phase, while 9 have completed certification.
PI Denmark exhibited at the AUTOMATIK 2018 fair and has held 3 IO-Link workshops in recent months. The events are growing in popularity, as driven by the country's constant adoption of the latest state-of-the-art automation technologies.
The IO-Link Community met for joint testing at an IO-Link Plugfest at Festo last month. The event was a total success! Nearly 90 participants brought their latest products.
PI North America celebrated 24 years at their General Assembly Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. The meeting updated members on the organization's initiatives, future plans, and technology trends. PI North America continues its mission to educate and assist.
PI offers many different levels of training and events to learn about PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link. From the introductory up to the advanced, PI events are intended to be educational and informative. This month we highlight some of PI's no-cost events going on around the globe.
PROFINET is in demand in the water industry, especially in the context of Water 4.0 -the digitalization initiative of the German water industry. Read this application story from the Marienheide Wastewater Treatment Plant on their PROFINET installation and all the benefits it brought...
PI North America has several announcements this month: a PROFINET plugfest in North America, the launch of their new website, new training offerings, and upcoming free PROFINET one-day training classes.