PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) and 100 of its members will present devices and technologies on all aspects of PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and IO-Link at the SPS/IPC/Drives trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany.
PI will be part of Europe’s leading exhibition for electrical automation at a new location in hall 2, stand 220 and 221. From November 25 – 27, 2014 you are invited to learn about all the products, trends, and innovations around the technologies.
The diversity and breadth of the technologies involved is reflected in the number of live demos. PI will show the broad range of products and manufacturers with a cross-technology multi-vendor wall. The visitor will be provided with an excellent overview of the available product range here. Fully 15 % of the devices shown on the wall are newly certified.
The live demo of PROFIBUS and PROFINET for process automation shows simple device replacement plus diagnostics in accordance with NE107 and the related user benefits. FDI will be presented as a complement to PROFIBUS and PROFINET in process automation.
The PROFIsafe live demonstration illustrates for the visitor how machines can be put into a safe state individually or all at once. An Emergency Stop or additional safety functions act in just one or on all systems.
IO-Link will also present new products and features and is represented at the booth with a record 140 products, of which 15 % of the devices are available on the market for the first time.
A highlight of the trade fair is a paper airplane maker that was produced in cooperation with the Technical University in Darmstadt. It vividly demonstrates the operation of the technologies employed. A simple sheet of paper, which can be provided with personalized printing, becomes a precision flying object with special folding and turning mechanisms.
The broad range of technologies can be heard and experienced at the PI forum on the three days of the trade fair between 10 am and 4 pm. Specialists will share information on the latest developments and trends, and on the applications, advantages, and handling of the PI technologies.
A selfie corner is new at the stand. The winner of the photo contest will be presented with an attractive prize.
The PROFINEWS editorial staff looks forward to seeing you at the PI booth at the new location in Hall 2 (Booth 220/221) .
If you do not know what to expect to see, you can see detailed reports from the 2013 show on the PROFIblog here. To follow activities at this year’s show, follow us on Twitter. Then watch the PROFIblog for news right after the show. There will be a roundup of top stories in December’s PROFINEWS.