PI has long been thinking about how new industrial communication requirements can be integrated into the existing networks without the proven solutions being compromised or having to be painstakingly rebuilt. The pragmatic proposal: Just do it!
New products this month include an IIoT-in-a-box solution from Hilscher based on IO-Link; plus an upgraded PROFINET interface for absolute rotary encoders from POSITAL. Read on to learn more.
DATAEAGLE technology from Schildknecht and the EchoRing concept developed by R3 Reliable Realtime Radio demonstrate a method to ensure high-speed reliable wireless communication in difficult environments utilizing the 5.8 GHz frequency band. Learn more about what they achieved.
Over the years, you’ve amassed smart field devices through different area owners, different project owners, and even purchasing, and now you are backed into a tough spot; you have to extract the 'smarts' from these pricey devices acquired from different manufacturers, connected to different PLCs, and in some cases across different protocols. What to do?
PI is proud to introduce a uniform data interface between PLCs and robot controllers to make robot programming easier and more efficient for manufacturers of both PLCs and robots, and of course, for the PLC programmers themselves.
The Campus Positioning of T-Systems and its components focus on combining different localization technologies like mobile cellular technology and complementary technologies like UWB, BLE, RFID, GPS, WiFi, etc. The connectors and APIs are all based on omlox, the first open and independent industry standard for localization services.
Three upcoming workshops in Germany to announce this month: PROFIsafe Certified Designer + Refresher courses in early October; an IO-Link Interoperability Workshop in early November; and an IO-Link Safety Plugfest also in early November.
The PROFINET specification with updated extensions for TSN and security, plus the associated additional guidelines and tools, have now been completed by the various PROFINET Working Groups. This bundle of results shows the steps taken by the PI community for future-proof industrial communication with PROFINET.