Online Trainings for Industrial Communications

Today, efficient communication structures are one of the most important requirements for economical and flexible implementation of industrial automation projects. New online trainings are available that cover topics like Industrial Ethernet, PROFINET, PROFIBUS, Industrial Remote Communication, and OPC UA.

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Welcome to Our 200th Issue!

It is my great pleasure and honor to be presenting the Welcome Article for this edition of PROFINEWS. What do 200 issues of PROFINEWS mean for our community? For some, it's just a number. But for the rest of us, it represents the achievements and growth of this market that's been created.

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IODDviewer – Next Step for IODDfinder

The essential and successful IODDfinder has been enhanced with a new feature: IODDviewer. The IODDviewer enables easy, centralized access to documentation and information on IO-Link devices. In other words, IODDs now no longer need to be downloaded and possibly installed to just view a device function.

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Regional News – May 2021

News this month includes: the availability of a recently held IO-Link Safety webinar in Germany that is now archived for viewing by interested parties; a reopening of in-person training courses in Denmark.

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IT/OT Convergence Affects Diagnostics

Operational Technology (OT) has come a long way since the first proprietary serial protocols and has adapted to many technological changes. The convergence of OT and IT is one of the most challenging ones. OT and IT have very different requirements – especially when it comes to diagnostics.

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PI’s Technologies Succeed

PI Germany has just wrapped up its first virtual PI Konferenz. The four-day conference included 80 experts, 70 lectures, 8 workshops, and a podium discussion. Nearly 1200 people registered, and registration is ongoing, with all lectures recorded and made available to the public. Learn about the topics covered.

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Information Models: Defining Data and Relations

As evermore amounts of manufacturing data are being used at enterprise IT levels, the challenge of easily accessing, collecting, and processing that data is growing. To tackle this challenge, the power of information models has become clear.

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PROFIsafe Applied in Largest Working Ship
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PROFIsafe Applied in Largest Working Ship

With a length of 382 meters and a width of 124 meters, the Allseas Pioneering Spirit is the largest work ship in the world. With the help of a PROFIsafe safety PLC and PROFIsafe safety encoders, a safety system monitors the position and speed of the lifting systems to ensure movement within preprogrammed parameters.

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