Another three years have passed by since the last Achema already! PI aroused the interest of many visitors with a large multi-vendor 2-wire Ethernet (APL) demonstrator and the release of its PA Profile 4.0 for PROFINET documentation.
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Closed fieldbuses simply don’t cut it anymore to run a modern manufacturing plant. Sure, they achieve the necessary performance, but at the expense of flexibility. Now that Ethernet is becoming deterministic by design, performance is no longer the deciding factor: it’s all about the data.
PROFINET is increasingly evolving into a pillar for automation concepts of the future. A new version of the PA application profile (PA Profile V4.0) is an important step toward making PROFINET suitable for use in process automation equipment of the Industry 4.0 generation.
From June 4 – 7, 2018 the annual PICC/PITC/PITL Meeting took place in the Netherlands. More than 70 representativesof the PI Competence Centers, Trainings Centers and Test Laboratories held various meetings in The Hague.
Sign up for this “PROFINET Installation” webinar and learn more about common mistakes and best practices on PROFINET installations to make your network run more smoothly.
Associação PI Brasil has been hard at work producing new content like videos and animations describing the PROFIBUS and PROFINET technologies specifically for the Brazilian market. To wit, the seminal book ‘Industrial Communication with PROFINET’ is now available in Portuguese.
New products this month: SmartCamera from Balluff; iVu color sensors from Banner Engineering; power measurement modules and IO-Link safety switches from Phoenix Contact; and Ethernet switches with PoE from Wago.
At this year’s IO-Link General Meeting on June 21, 2018, 70 members came together in Frankfurt, Germany to discuss the direction IO-Link will be taking in the coming years and to set the agenda for the future. A special presentation marked the Consortium’s 200th member.