PI at SPS/IPC/Drives Show 2016

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PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link will be on display at the SPS/IPC/Drives Show in Nuremberg this month. Find the PI booth at the entrance to Hall 2 in stands 220 and 221. The 3,500 sq. ft. booth is themed “PROFINET – the Backbone for Industrie 4.0.”


  • 36 member kiosks
  • PROFINET product wall
  • IO-Link wall with 220 devices from 48 manufacturers
  • New process automation demo
  • PROFIdrive demo
  • PROFIsafe display
  • PROFIenergy display


pi-at-sps-featureA CNC-controlled cutter for manufacturing individualized desk-top stand-up displays will be demonstrating the interaction of IT and OT using web/OPC UA technologies. PROFINET will be handling machine communication in its time-tested way.desktop-holder-2_-customAnother highlight at the PI stand will be a new PROFIsafe model, which will show how machines can work either independently or together. The live demo will illustrate how three machines with different fail-safe controllers can work together in a single system. The device demo includes optical and electromagnetic sensors, drives, controllers, gateways, and safe I/O modules.

The IO-Link Community will be exhibiting a variety of new innovations and offering users even more advantages and an ever-increasing spectrum of products. Users will find the new centralized, cross-manufacturer database for device descriptions of IO-Link devices (IODD) of particular interest. IODDfinder contains the IODDs of the various manufacturers and enables users and IO-Link configuration tools to have centralized access to IODDs. A prototype implementation will illustrate the capabilities of IODDfinder using various IO-Link devices.

If you cannot be at the show, follow AllThingsPROFI on Twitter for live updates.

PI booth at SPS/IPC/Drives Show 2015

Note for English speakers: SPS is German for PLC.