PROFINET is widely used in various factory automation applications all over the world, with products from a myriad of vendors. But how is this possible? Read this article to learn more about PI’s support of interoperability.
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In a chemical process plant, there are two factors that matter more than most: yield and profitability. With its new automation system based on Profibus PA, Glencore Magdeburg GmbH has made the jump to next-generation technology while achieving greater precision in process control with higher plant availability.
A combination of PROFINET, PROFIsafe, and IO-Link creates a communication platform which ensures smooth operation of a Saint-Gobain Formula GmbH gypsum production plant plant. The retrofit project illustrates the advantages to be gained from integrated system solutions.
In February, the first PROFINET Plugfest with special focus on High Availability took place in Amberg, Germany; a general Plugfest is planned for June. In North America, another PROFINET Plugfest is being planned to occur in the second half of 2018.
In the twelve years since the installation of PROFIsafe over wireless at the Sacre Coeur on Montmatre, in Paris, not a single failure of communication or any actuation of the safety function by the radio link has occurred. A look back and a look forward.
PI continues to support the integration of new technologies, such as TSN, but does not stop PROFINET continuous improvement and development. More on PROFINET IRT controller development…
PI welcomes one more PI Competence Center in North America and announces several upcoming training opportunities…