Training and Events (Issue 121)

The 27 Regional PI Associations (RPAs), affiliated PI Training Centers (PITCs), and their members offer a wide range of training classes and events to learn about PROFIBUS and PROFINET. SPS/IPC/Drives Show The events are frequently trade shows where the RPAs members provide multivendor demos. Such a trade show is coming up next month in Nuremberg […]

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PROFIBUS-Controlled Dispersion System

In its small component metering in the explosive area, Henkel is using BARTEC’s remote I/O system ANTARES for the first time in its dispersion and solvent adhesives operation in Düsseldorf. Henkel became a manufacturer of adhesives somewhat unintentionally when, in 1923, a shortage of packaging adhesives threatened to hinder the labelling of products. Today, the […]

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Tech Tip: PROFINET’s Got Class

In this tech tip, we want to explain to you how PROFINET can further help in your project or product planning. Not only is PROFINET the leading Industrial Ethernet standard, another advantage of PROFINET is that it has class, in fact, many classes: conformance classes, real time classes, media redundancy classes and even more class(es). […]

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Member News (Issue 121)

Endress+Hauser and Phoenix Contact, both PI North America members, have recently expanded their facilities in the United States.   Endress+Hauser inaugurated a new 80,000 square feet state-of-the-art Customer Center in Greenwood, Indiana (left). This 16 million dollar investment in infrastructure helps to optimize customer support and further underscores Endress+Hauser’s commitment to the US market and […]

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Regional News (Issue 121)

Australia and China are in the news this issue. Australia has begun an innovative advertising program that features audio answers to six PROFINET questions. Find the questions and answers here. China has standardized on PROFINET. There are several levels of Chinese national standards. Has PROFINET reached the highest level? Answer here. With PROFINET’s rapid growth in […]

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New Products (Issue 121)

New products this month include: new PROFINET I/O, master simulators, hardware modules, PROFINET diagnostics tools, relays, and gateways, plus updated PROFIBUS diagnostics tools, and PROFIBUS repeaters.  Click on the headlines for additional details, photos, and video. New Analog Output Ethernet I/O Modules with Discrete I/O Acromag expands their line of BusWorks®XT Ethernet I/O modules that […]

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Endress+Hauser Inaugurates New Customer Center

Endress+Hauser adds value for its North American customer base through continuous investments in US infrastructure Endress+Hauser inaugurates a new 80,000 square feet state-of-the-art Customer Center in Greenwood, Indiana. This 16 million dollar investment in infrastructure helps to optimize customer support and further underscores Endress+Hauser’s commitment to the US market and its loyal customers in the […]

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Phoenix Contact opens new Development and Manufacturing facility for the Americas

Company adds 125,000 square feet to increase engineering and production capabilities Phoenix Contact officially opened its newly expanded U.S. Development and Manufacturing (D&M) facility in Lower Swatara Township, Pa., on October 3. The company recently finished construction on a 125,000-square-foot addition to better accommodate its growing workforce and the increased demand for locally manufactured products. […]

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