PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link news from around the world

New Products – October 2019

There are lots of new products to announce this month from the following companies: Balluff, Bürkert, Encoder Products Company, KEB, Micro-Epsilon, ProSoft, PROVERTHA, and Siemens. Learn more about these new PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and IO-Link products!

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From Awareness to Competency: How to Get Educated

This month's issue of PROFINEWS focuses on the many learning opportunities available from PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) -many of which you may be familiar, and some you may not. Start with the basics and finish your journey with hands-on training from a certified PI Training Center (PITC). Learn More!

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Getting the Best from Your PROFIBUS & PROFINET System

To get the best out of any PROFIBUS or PROFINET project, it is important to have a suitably qualified engineer in your team. Firstly, to help decide which of the systems is most appropriate to your application and secondly, to help in the selection of the best control system, network components, and instrumentation.

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Train to Gain and Maintain PROFIciency

Get your skills and knowledge up-to-date. Training programs give you the necessary background and confidence to implement and make use of the most widely used automation technologies. Ultimately, the right training is both a short- and long-term investment to ensure that operations run well without unexpected downtime. Time to boost your PROFIciency!

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Confirmed Quality with Automated Tests

During the development of PROFINET devices, developers and system testers have extensively used the continuously expanded Automated RT tester (ART tester) from PI. It increases the quality and speed of developing a new product due to its parallel use by the globally accredited PI Test Labs during certification testing.

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Tech Tip: PROFIBUS Default Update Time

After obtaining the correct passes, we took the training out of the classroom and into the workplace. Our plan: we were going to attempt to tap into the live network, and then diagnose and rectify the fault, hopefully without triggering a global baggage catastrophe. So... no pressure then.

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New Products – August 2019

Exciting new PROFINET products this month include: vision systems from Datalogic; flowmeters from Endress+Hauser; RFID products from Siemens; and a DCS from Yokogawa. This is big news... you'll want to read more!

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