With the selection of PI as the host of Module Type Package (MTP) technology by ZVEI and NAMUR, efforts are under way to build momentum and accelerate world-wide acceptance of MTP. Read about the latest activities and where MTP is headed.
The purpose of the Get Together for Robotics is to promote cross-organizational standardization in robotics. Read about the topics covered, and comments from the CEO panel discussion during this event held in Erlangen Germany with over 100 participants from 39 companies.
Worker shortages in the logistics and manufacturing industries have the potential to disrupt operations and hinder growth. Read about how the omlox location-tracking standard helps alleviate this problem by leveraging location data to streamline automated processes.
New products to announce this month include 5 new PROFINET products from: Perle Systems, Micro-Epsilon, Harting, Indu-Sol, and Turck; plus 7 new IO-Link products from: Pilz, Siemens, Carlo Gavazzi, Schunk, ifm, RAFI, and Turck.
With security on the top of everyone's mind, PI has been proactive in taking the steps necessary to secure OT networks. Concrete progress has been made in PROFINET Security Class 1, with Security Classes 2 and 3 not far behind.
PI-Certified training is helping CERN in its continued mission to unlock the mysteries of the universe. The 27 km-circumference Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the most powerful particle accelerator ever built and where the existence of the Higgs Boson particle was confirmed in 2012.
Thanks to the release of the VIK/NAMUR-specific GSD file – a new use-case has been added to the PROFIdrive profile. This enables device change during operation without adapting a device-specific configuration or changing setting parameters.
HMS Networks Dubai, UAE was audited for PROFIBUS-Basic, -Installer and -PA module. The company was successful in their application to become a PITC for PROFIBUS.