Regional News – July 2017

News from around the world includes a new PI Competence Center and PI Training Center in Argentina, events in Brazil, and a Profibus & Profinet Day in Italy.


The first PI Training Center (PITC) and PI Competence Center (PICC) was accredited by PI in Argentina at Autex S.A., a Siemens Premier Partner located in Cordoba. All PITCs/PICCs are carefully audited to ensure that they meet the high standards set by PI. The new PITC was audited by Torsten Paulsen, Manager of the PROFI Interface Center. They present the following courses:

  • CERTIFIED PROFIBUS Installer Course
  • CERTIFIED PROFINET Installer Course
  • CERTIFIED PROFIBUS Engineers Course
  • CERTIFIED PROFINET Engineers Course

Additional consultancy, field diagnostics and engineering support services are also available.

This PITC/PICC started its operations in May of this year.


PI Brazil presented two PROFINET on the Road events, a PROFIBUS/PROFINET/AS-i seminar, and participated in an ISA technical meeting.

Read the full story on each of the events here.


On June 14 at Pordenone, the second stage of the year for the Profibus & Profinet Day, the itinerant congress day organized by Profibus and Profinet Italia Consortium was held. Technicians, engineers, installers, system integrators and industry operators were presented with the latest technological developments around the world of industrial communication. The meeting took place at Hotel Cà Brugnera.

The meeting was aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about Safety and Security for industrial communication or to see concrete examples of Diagnostic and Troubleshooting management. Major national experts were available to present and illustrate the technological trends and the latest developments in the Italian market and to address themes related to operational and energy efficiency of plants and safety. A theoretical and practical overview of the use of Profibus and Profinet for Industry 4.0 technologies was provided.

The afternoon session featured Workshops on Safety & Security, Diagnostics & Troubleshooting, and Fundamentals for Implementing a Profinet Network. Guests were free to choose which workshops to attend and at what time.