PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link news from around the world

The Importance of Standardization

Many PI experts are active in national and international standardization organizations and have taken on strategically important management functions there. Two exemplary areas include the integration of TSN into PROFINET and the specification of semantic identifiers for device description.

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PROFINET with PA Profile in Process Industry Plants

In the process industry, and in automation technology in particular, digitalization is currently a hot topic where the goal is to be able to respond to plant and market events quicker and more effectively than before. This article sets the technological basis for digitalization in the process industry.

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Remote Battery Monitoring with PROFINET [App Story]

Electric Rubber Tired Gantry Cranes are high-tech machines that operate in shipping container terminals. Instead of being restricted to moving on a track, these cranes are able to straddle multiple lanes on their rubber wheels. But, how do you provide a stable supply of power? PROFINET plus a radio-based IoT Edge Gateway play key roles.

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PROFINET Training – Anytime, Anywhere

PI Brazil has built a PROFINET Online Academy. It is a free, online webinar platform, organized into specific PROFINET topics covering the basics of Ethernet all the way up to best practices when developing with PROFINET.

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PI Konferenz: Into the Age of Industry 4.0 in the Field

The program for the 6th ‘PI Konferenz’ is finalized. Topics such as TSN and OPC UA as solutions for the smart factory, real-time information availability, field-to-cloud data, security enhancements for secure communications, and reference to PI technologies are just a few examples.

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New Products – February 2019

Bühler Technologies, Bronkhorst, Helmholz, Pepperl+Fuchs, Procentec, and Phoenix Contact announce new products this month. Learn about all the new products available for PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and IO-Link.

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Pepperl+Fuchs Acquires Comtrol Corporation

Pepperl+Fuchs acquires Comtrol Corporation -effective February 1, 2019. Comtrol’s technologies will complement Pepperl+Fuchs’ portfolio of sensor solutions and interface technologies that include IO-Link masters, and other industrial connectivity products.

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