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SPS IPC Drives 2018 Recap and Outlook

SPS fair just closed its doors and the year is coming to an end. It was an exciting one for PI. We made lots of progress in our working groups and in technology adoption. I invite you to read further in this issue of PROFINEWS to learn more. –– Karsten Schneider, PI Chairman

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Safety over OPC UA Based on PROFIsafe

The PROFIsafe for OPC UA collaboration began at SPS IPC Drives 2017. In less than a year, the joint working group has managed to draft a review version of the specification “Safety over OPC UA Based on PROFIsafe” for controller-to-controller communication.

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IO-Link + PROFINET + OPC UA = 1, 2, 3 Punch

In close cooperation, and within the framework of a joint working group, experts from PI and the OPC Foundation have specified a solution for presenting PROFINET data in the OPC UA object model. Additionally, work on an "OPC UA for IO-Link" companion specification has begun.

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Growth in Automation Seen in Denmark

PI Denmark exhibited at the AUTOMATIK 2018 fair and has held 3 IO-Link workshops in recent months. The events are growing in popularity, as driven by the country's constant adoption of the latest state-of-the-art automation technologies.

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Ready to be a PROFIsafe Expert?

PROFIsafe has evolved to become the leading and most comprehensive safety communication technology in the world. Next year a PROFIsafe certified designer course will be available. If you are thinking of becoming a PROFIsafe expert, this is your chance...

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