Hannover Fair Preview

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The PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) booth at this year’s Hanover Fair (April 25 – 29, 2016) will feature the motto “PROFINET – The Backbone of Industrie 4.0.” PI_BoothVisitors can experience currently available technologies for real-time communication and data networking in various presentations and hold discussions with experts on the spot. The booth of the PI Community (Hall 9, Booth D68) is situated directly on the “Automation & IT Tour.” All you have to do is follow the red carpet.

The new PROFINET campaign on device variety is starting just in time for the Hanover Fair. PROFINET is now widely used in the automotive and other industries and is established worldwide throughout production automation and drive technology. Users need a variety of devices that offer PROFINET for their systems. Experts at the PI booth will show how PROFINET can be flexibly integrated in devices.

A live demonstration will be dedicated to process automation. New PROFINET devices will be shown in use. PROFINET field devices, such as encoders, recorders, and flow meters, will be directly integrated in the instrumentation and control system. New proxies show how the technologies of PI provide customers with investment protection for existing systems. For example, new gateways from PROFINET to PROFIBUS PA are available.

A new live demonstration of PROFIsafe consists of a combination of live applications and a device wall. The variety of PROFIsafe products for PROFIBUS and PROFINET, their interaction, and the practical application of safety-related communication between three F-hosts (Safety PLCs) of different manufacturers will be demonstrated. The functioning demo will show optical and electromechanical sensors, I/O modules, Safety PLCs, gateways, and drives.

IO-Link will showcase a new record of over 170 devices from more than 40 manufacturing companies. This impressive product variety will give visitors to the booth a small glimpse Catching the Process Fieldbus PI Edition (Custom)into the IO-Link devices available on the market.

The PI edition of Catching the Process Fieldbus is available at the booth and PI members receive a discount.  The book, in a slightly different format, is also available as a free download.

The PROFINEWS Editor will be available at the booth to interact with visitors and with Regional PI Association members.  The PROFINEWS Editor is also the Deputy Director of PI North America.

Hanover Fair Partner Country: USA

John B. Emerson, U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany speaking at the Hanover Fair Preview

President Obama will speak at the Opening Ceremony and the largest contingent of US companies, research institutions, and state and regional economic development organizations will be there.

Dr. Peter Wittig, German ambassador to the United States noted: “Having the USA as the featured Partner Country will give us a golden opportunity to convey our dynamic business relations to the fullest while at the same time widening and deepening them.”