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Articles from Issue127

25 Years: The Right Decision Looking Forward

On March 27, 1990, the first General Meeting of the PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. (PNO) took place at which organizational matters were discussed and work began on establishing key committees and working groups. Back then, probably no one could imagine what was started. 25 years later, the organization is not only a global community under the roof […]

Hanover Fair 2015

PI is exhibiting at Hanover Fair again this year, April 13 through 17. The 215 square meter (2300 square feet) booth is in Hall 9 at D68. There are 24 kiosks and hundreds of products from many manufacturers. It is situated directly on the “Automation & IT Tour”, which leads by way of a red carpet […]

PI Conference 2015: Network of the Future

Who is more knowledgeable about networks than PROFIBUS and PROFINET International? Reason enough to attend the PI Conference held once every 2 years. A variety of presentations and detailed technology-related workshops provided inspiration to the 270 participants. The Technik Museum in Speyer was selected as the venue for the 4th PI Conference. It not only […]

Tech Tip: How PROFIBUS PA Profiles Work

Profile 3.0.2 defines the rules for PROFIBUS for Process Automation (PA). How can you use Profiles to your benefit in the Process Industry competition? Profiles were created to define properties and behaviors as an abstraction layer for devices, device families, or entire systems. Using Profiles gives the PROFIBUS or PROFINET devices a common framework for […]

IO-Link: Did You Know?

Did you know that the signal quality of measuring sensors can be increased with IO-Link? IO-Link enables reliable, loss-free signal transmission from the sensor to the controller. Background: When an analog signal is transmitted to the controller, several conversions from analog to digital and from digital to analog are necessary. Each of these conversions affects […]

PI Update

Updates from PI this month include a new MinutePROFINET video about manufacturing uptime, some creative blog posts on the Industrial Internet of Things, PROFINETuptime.com, and the 2014 PROFIBUS and PROFINET node counts. MinutePROFINET The first MinutePROFINET video (“What is PROFINET?”) was released on November 18, 2011. If only we had known at that time what we’d created… […]

Training and Events

Training events are available widely around the world. From free one-day courses, to certified week-long classes: dedicated PROFIBUS and PROFINET trainings show how easy it is to employ these technologies. Even specialized events can help to highlight their use in wider applications.   USA Free one-day PROFINET Training classes are off to a fast start in […]

Regional News

Regional news items this month include: a very successful seminar hosted in the Philippines, the United Kingdom prepares for its annual PROFIBUS Conference, and Italy ‘gears up’ for its first of three roadshows. South East Asia The PROFIBUS/PROFINET Association South East Asia has conducted its first PROFIBUS/PROFINET Seminar of 2015. The seminar was conducted in Cebu, Philippines […]

Member News

Members PROCENTEC, Softing, GE, and Balluff are in the news this month. PROCENTEC announces network auditing services, Softing provides an application story using their All-In-One PROFIBUS Tester in retail logistics, GE releases a white paper on advanced power management, and Balluff provides a white paper concerning IO-Link implementation. PROCENTEC PROCENTEC has qualified engineers who can check […]

New Products

There are new products this month from: Deutschmann, HMS, Laumas, Moxa, ProSoft, Siemens, Wago, Harting, Balluff, and InduSol.  Click the link in the Product Announcement column in the table below for the full story. Company Product Announcement Picture Deutschmann UNIGATE CM CAN/PROFINET Gateway Convert from CAN / CANopen to PROFINET HMS Anybus CompactCom 40-series Certified […]