Members PROCENTEC, Softing, GE, and Balluff are in the news this month. PROCENTEC announces network auditing services, Softing provides an application story using their All-In-One PROFIBUS Tester in retail logistics, GE releases a white paper on advanced power management, and Balluff provides a white paper concerning IO-Link implementation.
PROCENTEC has qualified engineers who can check the quality of your PROFIBUS or PROFINET network through a comprehensive network audit. PROCENTEC offers network audits to have a full health check-up of your PROFIBUS or PROFINET network. Read More.
A significant number of end-users and manufacturers that run PROFIBUS networks have standardized on Softing’s reliable diagnostic toolset. One example is one of the largest retail store chains in the US. Recently, this retail chain has decided to upgrade its existing fleet of PROFIBUS testers to a newer version under a trade-up program offered by Softing. Read More.
GE Intelligent Platforms
In today’s “always on” society, facilities that support operations in data centers, healthcare, power and emergency response are under intense pressure to maintain continuous system availability, and at the same time, improve energy efficiency to reduce costs. These types of demands require control systems that utilize the type of high speed redundancy that PROFINET enables to maintain continuous operations and increase efficiency. Integrating advanced power management strategies into backup power control systems further improves the ability to deliver performance consistency by combining power grid synchronization with the measurement and analysis of power consumption metrics. Read more about GE’s integrated power management solution here.
IO-Link is a vendor neutral technology that provides configuration and diagnostic information from sensors and actuators. This Balluff white paper provides some background on IO-Link and provides information on implementation. You can download the white paper here.