30 years! Think about it. That is how long PI has been having an annual meeting of its Regional PI Associations (RPAs). This 30th meeting was hosted by the Japanese PROFIBUS Organization (JPO) in Hiroshima, Japan. The event also coincided with the JPO's 21st anniversary celebration in Tokyo.
The IO-Link Members Assembly is scheduled for June 21st in Frankfurt, Germany. The PI North America General Assembly Meeting is announced for September 12-13 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The PNO will host its 2019 PI Konferenz on March 19-20, 2019, also in Frankfurt (open to all).
Depending on your application you will have to decide which protocol to use on your HMI. Let’s take a look at the main differences between a TCP/IP-based HMI and a PROFINET-based HMI.
Last year we featured over 15 application stories in PROFINEWS and we look forward to publicizing more PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and IO-Link installation news. If you think your application pushed the limits and you want to feature it, we are here for you! Submit your story!
Once your network is setup and running some issues may occur... Learn more about device, network, and process diagnostics. Watch our on-demand webinar: Diagnostics and PROFINET.
New products this month include a new signal conditioner from HBM with PROFIBUS and PROFINET connectivity, a new load cell digitizer with PROFINET from Laumas, and two new rugged PROFINET switches from Siemens.
Chemical, pharmaceutical, food processing, biogas, oil production, mining and many other industries require communication through hazardous environments. Learn more about 2 common approaches for hazardous environments and PROFIBUS PA.