Regional and Member News – September 2020

Next IO-Link Interop Workshop in May 2021

A Plugfest facilitates joint testing and encourages the exchange of ideas with colleagues or employees from other companies. Plugfests characterize by extensive in-person discussions and troubleshooting. Due to current health concerns with COVID-19, the next interop workshop will not take place until 18./19. May 2021 in Bad Soden (Germany). We are already looking forward to a healthy reunion and cooperative testing with you and numerous other IO-Link colleagues!

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PI North America General Assembly Meeting (GAM)

The biennial General Assembly Meeting is a non-competitive, open forum for PI North America members only. The PI North America biennial GAM will be held virtually this year. This event brings members together to network and discuss the PROFIBUS and PROFINET marketplaces and get a better understanding of PI North America’s market focus. The meeting will update members of the status of the association, new technologies on the horizon, and marketing initiatives. If you are a member of the organization and would like to join the meeting, contact PI North America HERE to receive a meeting invite.

Date: October 1
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM MST
Location: Online

CoreTigo Announces the Appointment of Mr. Ralf-Michael Franke as Board Member

CoreTigo, IO-Link member, is announcing the appointment of a new member to the company’s board of directors. Joining the board is Mr. Ralf-Michael Franke, former CEO of Siemens Industrial Automation Systems and Factory Automation business units.

“We are very excited to welcome Mr. Franke to our board of directors. He brings decades of leadership and expertise in the industrial space,” said Eran Zigman, CoreTigo CEO, “his addition to our board strengthens our commitment to developing innovative solutions to better serve our industrial customers.”

“I am honored to join the board of directors of such an innovative and fast-paced company as CoreTigo,” said Mr. Ralf-Michael Franke, “and looking forward to taking part in shaping new wireless solutions for the industrial space that will drive adaptive manufacturing, operational excellence and business intelligence.”

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