PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link news from around the world

PROFINET Enables Today’s and Tomorrow’s Machine Building

Already today machine builders are forced to construct new machines for the worldwide market which can produce things flexibly, adapted to customer demands.

PROFINET supports them with built-in TCP/IP communication, which is independent from special hardware or software modules in the devices or controllers. So communication between the overlaid production line control and the non-PROFINET devices is easily possible. (more…)

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Understanding PROFIBUS Diagnostics

One of the many reasons for PROFIBUS’ success over the years has been the ability of PROFIBUS diagnostics to pinpoint instrument problems in a running system. This tech tip’s purpose is to give you a better understanding of the mechanics of how PROFIBUS diagnostics work and to show how the information is reported.

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IO-Link: Did You Know?

Did you know that the benefits of IO-Link are built on three pillars?

The tremendous success of IO-Link rests on three pillars whose value is clearly recognized no matter the industry sector: simplified installation, simplified parameter assignment, and diagnostics.

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20 Years of PROFIBUS for Silicon Manufacturing

Solland Silicon in Meran, Italy, is one of the leading companies in silicon manufacturing for the photovoltaic industry.  The factory in Meran, Italy, belongs to the PUFIN Power Group and is a chemical manufacturing operation.  They have used PROFIBUS since the 1990’s and now use PROFINET as well.

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PI Update: New Board Member, PI Meeting Report, Still Free eBook, Audi Video

It has been a busy month for PI.  Phil Marshall of Hilscher has joined the PI North America Board of Directors.  There was the annual international PI meeting in Ireland.  Catching the Process Fieldbus free eBook has been downloaded over 500 times since it was announced in last month’s PROFINEWS.  There is a new video with PROFINET user Audi complimenting PI.  And social media rolls on.

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Regional News

The famous PROFINET book by Manfred Popp is now available in Japanese. Read the abstracts for the upcoming PROFIBUS Conference in the United Kingdom. A new white paper has been released in Australia regarding industrial communications enabling the Industrial Internet of Things. (more…)

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