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Newsletter Merger

Welcome to the new, combined edition of PROFINEWS (global edition) and PROFINEWS North American Edition. The combined newsletter has a new look and a new home here at It features the most-read articles, other articles from this issue, and the AllThingsPROFI twitter feed in the right hand column. The editorial team includes members from […]

Industrial Internet of Things

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has become a hot topic for many in our industry over the past year. Whether you call it Industry 4.0 or Internet of Things or Industrial Internet, if you can’t get the data there is no IIoT. That data needs to be acquired: reliably, in real-time, with alarms, with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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). […]

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 […]