Regional News: Issue 126

This issue brings news from Australia where an Internet of Things conference is scheduled for late April. Also, a new advertising campaign is being launched in North America highlighting PROFINET as a backbone for manufacturing uptime. Meanwhile PI Italia has many events planned for the year.

Conference in Australia

The ACI Connect Conference is to take place April 22-23 at Sydney Olympic Park in Australia.


header-logo-aciACI Connect is Australia’s only conference and exhibition dedicated to Automation, Control, and Instrumentation technology developments.

With IoT, Industry 4.0, cloud services and big data all impacting the engineering world at a rapid rate, what is the future for industrial networking?

Experts representing four of the leading network protocols will share their vision of the future for this critical sector of the industrial landscape

Rafael Koenig, Chairman, PROFINET & Profibus Australia will be a speaker on the panel.

“Industrial communication networks are the lifeblood of every control system. Understanding a network’s functionality is critical for operators choosing technologies best suited to their individual applications,” Koenig says.

“Further challenges are now emerging with the rise of IoT and the impact it will have on our future industrial automation landscape,” he added. “Profibus Australia believes forums like ‘Future Networks’ at this year’s ACI Connect perform an invaluable role in defining the issues and outlining the potential outcomes for further debate.”

(via technology decisions)

Advertising Campaign in North America


A new advertising campaign is being rolled out in the North American market revolving around manufacturing uptime and the role it plays in the Industrial Internet of Things.

The Ads can be seen in various industry publications like AutomationWorld and ControlEngineering magazines. Additionally a webpage has been created to help describe how PROFINET uniquely helps to reduce unplanned downtime through:

  • Comprehensive Diagnostics
  • Scalable Redundancy
  • Data Access

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Consorzio PROFIBUS & PROFINET Italia – P.I.: ready for new activities “on field”

The celebration for its 20th Anniversary has just finished and PI Italia has already planned plenty of new activities “on field” for 2015.

IMG_4210First of all, on the 10th of March in Bologna, PI Italia will take part in MC4, the main exhibition dedicated to technologies and products for Motion Control in the automation industry. During the fair, Professor Paolo Ferrari of the Brescia Engineering University  will give a talk entitled “Using PROFINET in our products”.

In Ravenna on March 25th-27th, PI Italia will attend the most important international fair dedicated to Oil&Gas:  OMC – Offshore Mediterranean Conference.

The first PROFIBUS & PROFINET Day of the year will not be held until the spring with the following dates:

  • Verona, April 22
  • Pescara, June 17
  • Naples, October 14

The year will close with mcT Petrolchimico, an important trade show for the process industry in November.

All these will be important gathering for discussing the latest developments and their applications, providing a platform for technical knowledge exchange and networking opportunities.

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