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PI Community Communications

PI Chairman Karsten Schneider shares his observations on the importance of communications – not just in bits and bytes, but person-to-person and organization-to-organization.
The huge success of PI technologies is based on communication. The quality and widespread global use of PI technologies would never have been possible if the PROFIBUS and PROFINET developers had not had an outstanding character trait – the absolute determination to communicate with one another.

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PI at embedded world

PI was an integral part of the embedded world trade-show last month. The co-exhibitors Innovasic, Molex, Phoenix Contact, Renesas, and Siemens gave information about how to implement PROFINET and what kind of support can be expected during development.

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PROFIBUS PA – Saving Money from the Start

Recently on a LinkedIn forum, someone asked the following question: “I am a new instrumentation engineer. How does 4 – 20 mA technology work?” What followed was an in-depth analysis of the origins and history of the technology. Lost in the heat of the discussion, two people made almost the same comment: “We should leave that behind and just switch to fieldbus!”

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IO-Link: Did You Know?

Did you know that IO-Link drastically reduces the number of interfaces needed?
Modern automation systems contain a variety of sensors and actuators from different manufacturers that are linked to controllers. IO-Link provides a universal physical interface for wiring and a uniform interface for configuration and parameter assignment.

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