Member News – July 2017

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PI Members in the news this month include PROCENTEC and MESCO. PROCENTEC celebrated its twentieth birthday. MESCO reports on a successful technology day featuring PROFIsafe and has opened a US office in the Boston area.


PROCENTEC, knowledge partner in the field of PROFIBUS and PROFINET technology, celebrated its twentieth anniversary on June 1. Since its founding in 1997, PROCENTEC has grown from a small support company to an internationally recognized manufacturer of innovative solutions that ensure that its customers successfully operate in the world of industrial automation.

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MESCO hosted a MESCO Technology Day in Lörrach, providing answers to current questions about IIoT, security, and the perennial issue of functional safety.

MESCO – The specialist for hardware and software development for industrial communication recently hosted a Technology Day. The red-hot topics of IIoT, Safety and Security were the special focus of the event.

MESCO – as a certified PI Competence Center for PROFISafe – demonstrated with concrete examples how simplifications and accelerations in the development of sensors and drives are possible.

MESCO organized the day together with their partners Avnet Silica and Renesas. In addition to the current market trends, the participants exhibited great interest in the perennial issue of “Functional Safety.” Basic knowledge was equally in demand such as, e.g., special know-how in issues relating to modern fieldbus interfaces and parameterization.

MESCO Engineering supports its clients as a service contractor in the development and certification of devices and gladly passes know-how on – e.g. at the Safety & Security Forum in Munich or at a variety of other events:

The MESCO Group has opened a new subsidiary in the US. A new competence center, headed up by Ken Hoover, has been established near Boston, Massachusetts, in Newburyport.

With its new Newburyport subsidiary, MESCO aims to consolidate its position at an international level in the future and tap into new markets. “With demand from the US continuing to rise and customer proximity essential, it is important that we offer a local interface,” said Thomas Best, Managing Director of the MESCO Group.

Starting with three employees, the US team will focus on hardware and software development for automation components, concentrating on industrial communication, functional safety, and explosion protection.

The new contact details:

MESCO Engineering Inc.
29 Water Street, Suite 301
Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone: +1 978 358-7881
Fax: +1 978 465-0680

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