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

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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Think Globally. Act Locally.

Since the inception of PROFIBUS and PROFINET International (PI), one of the guiding principles has been to 'think globally, act locally'. What this means is, on the one hand, our technologies are centrally developed and standardized worldwide. On the other hand, a vibrant decentralized community exists to offer immediate support.

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Building on the Architecture of the Future

Open solutions have always been the trademark of PI technologies. The PI Organization follows this credo both in the integration of TSN into PROFINET and the presentation of PROFINET data in the OPC UA object model. The result is a user-friendly solution which can be used for future architectures as well as brownfield systems.

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Brazil Takes Its Show on the Road

PI Brazil has made stops in its onsite workshop roadshow at Transpetro and ArcelorMittal in March. The events cover the full range of PI's technologies with practical demonstrations. Also highlighted in Brazil are specific trainings for PROFIBUS and IO-Link news.

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IO-Link News – June 2019

An IO-Link Inter-Operability Workshop focusing on the BLOB and firmware update profiles will be held on July 8 in Karlsruhe, Germany. Please register by June 28. Other upcoming events include a Members Assembly and User Workshops.

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