When the foundry machinery manufacturer Laempe Mössner Sinto planned the new LHL machine series, it decided to implement the entire automation for this with IO-Link. This produces several benefits: Besides costs, the manufacturer also saves the time required for the installation, wiring and electrical planning, while customers benefit from a more dynamic and faster machine.
A renowned manufacturer of sophisticated mechatronic products relies on RFID technology integrated into production processes via IO-Link. The manufacturer utilizes this technology in the final assembly of the power electronics units for premium electric cars. The mobile data storage devices are suitable for the increased temperatures encountered during casting.
Ten companies present 15 new IO-Link products: Aventis, Balluff, Belden, Comtrol, Festo, GERMBEDDED, Leuze, M&M Systems, Schmalz, and Turck.
At the beginning of the year it’s a time to reflect a bit on the year gone by and look ahead to the new year. In 2016 we watched the continuing evolution of the concepts of Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)… and PROFINET’s place in them (we call that the PROFINET of Things).
PI North America in cooperation with the PROFI Interface Center announces that their free PROFINET one-day training classes will be held in 17 cities in 2017. Find a class in your area and get trained!
The next PROFIsafe Certified Designer Training takes place March 7-9, 2017 in Karlsruhe, Germany. The class will be conducted in the English language. This training is offered by PI, in conjunction with TÜV-Süd.
There are more than ten resources for PROFINET, but here is a selection to provide a good starting point.