PI and the Winds of Change

The winds of change called for a new strategic direction in the development of PI's technologies. PI has taken up the challenge. The answer is the transition from a previously communications-oriented to an information-oriented technology portfolio.

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Announcing IO-Link Interest Group for North America

PI North America, the non-profit member-supported trade association for promoting industrial networking technologies in North America, has signed a contract with the IO-Link Community to become a Regional IO-Link Interest Group (RIOLIG) for North America.

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Member News & New Products – July 2021

This month sees new products from Balluff, Baumer, MKS Instruments, Mettler Toledo, and Texas Instruments. Bonus material includes member news from Baumer, Indu-Sol, R. Stahl, and Softing. Learn more about what's new in the PROFI- marketplace.

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IO-Link Reaches Inflection Point

On the heels of an immensely successful 2020, the IO-Link Community is building on the growth rate over the last years with an eye towards future developments. These developments stand to push IO-Link even further as an enabler for Industry 4.0 and IoT network architectures.

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IO-Link Worldwide News – June 2021

This month we feature news from around the IO-Link world: Usage of the IODDfinder has grown to 750,000 downloads per month; IO-Link has seen a strong uptick in North America in 2021; An archived webinar recording is available; and IO-Link is met with great interest in Japan.

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Industry 4.0 Needs Open Standards: How omlox Fits

Location tracking systems until now have been characterized by propriety solutions with complete vendor lock-in. That all changes with omlox. As an open standard under PI, omlox is poised to revolutionize the automation industry like PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and IO-Link before it.

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New Products – June 2021

Lots of new products to announce this month including those from the following companies: CAE Groupe, COVAL, di-soric, Helmholz, INTRANAV, Kobold, TRINAMIC/Maxim, and Pfeiffer Vacuum.

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