In Industry 4.0 applications, converged networks add real value, especially IT and OT networks connecting seamlessly. TSN may well be helpful in overcoming hurdles in communication, but IT systems still don’t understand the meaning of individual pieces of data from the machine. Even more is needed.
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The factory floor is extremely complex! Thousands of interconnected devices, and PROFINET connects all of them through a common Ethernet network. For those new to the technology, it can seem a bit overwhelming. This video explains PROFINET in introductory terms for beginners. Enjoy!
New products this month include a PROFIBUS PA communicator/calibrator from Beamex, a PROFIBUS DP cable tester from Hi-Port, flowmeters with PROFINET from KROHNE, and compact wireless modules for PROFINET from Phoenix Contact.
A recent survey conducted by PI North America found that there is a lack of awareness regarding available certified PROFIBUS and PROFINET training for engineers. Find an upcoming class and sign up today. Members receive a per-student discount!
While analyzing some communication issues in a customer’s PROFIBUS DP network, we quickly realized that the bus parameter settings that were being used in the controller’s DP Master configuration were the default values for the 1.5 Mbps transfer rate. Normally this isn’t an issue, but in this case it was…
There is news from all over the globe: PROFINET courses in Denmark, Brazil holds its first users meeting, a PI Competency Center in India attended an important vendor meeting, and much more…
There is news this month from the following member companies: Acromag, HMS, Indu-Sol, HMS, piab, and Procentec. Stay up to date with the latest.