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

PROFINET with TSN Specification is Complete

We have reached another key milestone: PROFINET specification 2.4 has officially been completed. The new specification includes TSN capabilities and is the first TSN version of an open industrial communication standard! The full document is free to download for all PI members.

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Intelligent Components

Complex problems which arise in connection with Industry 4.0 cannot be solved alone. Sustainable concepts can only be developed with open solutions supported by a large majority of users, manufacturers, and user organizations. For this reason, PROFIBUS & PROFINET International is working intensively with associations like the OPC Foundation, Namur, AIDA, ZVEI, and ODVA.

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Palm Oil Tank Farms Ready for Digitalization

Giant tank farms are coming into existence with the flourishing palm oil industry in Southeast Asia. In Indonesia, a new project has been implemented which directly integrates PROFIBUS PA segments via PROFINET. This tight integration was critical when it came time to design an installation that would be up to Industry 4.0.

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A Fairytale Lasting Since 1994

It all started in 1994 when Endress + Hauser Italia, SAIA Burgess Italia, and Siemens Italia founded what is now known as "Consorzio Profibus e Profinet Italia". This year the organization proudly celebrates its 25th year anniversary. During all these years, it has been a key promoter of PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and IO-Link technologies. Grazie Italia!

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New Videos – MinutePROFINET

Two brand new videos have been published on the MinutePROFINET YouTube channel: "Why TSN Makes Sense" and "OPC UA in PROFINET Networks". Watch these minute-long explanations filled with knowledge and insights!

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PROFINET Plugfest at SEW-EURODRIVE: What a Success!

Enthusiasm in the PROFINET developer community’s well-established Plugfests continues to surprise us! Dozens of developers from different companies came together to test their new products. There was a special focus on testing redundancy features such as MRP, S2, and DR.

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IO-Link News – July 2019

Last month the IO-Link Member Assembly took place in Frankfurt, Germany. Dozens of members came together and learned about the new V1.1.3 specification and other future-oriented topics: wireless, safety, profiles, etc. Up next, join us at the IO-Link Interop Workshop in Germany in October!

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