It is not surprising that automation control suppliers develop an ecosystem of solutions hoping to keep you returning to their platform for all their core and adjacent products. The message? One vendor, one ecosystem, built, designed, and tested as one complete system. Sometimes this works, other times not. Should you employ one supplier? Or best-of-breed?
New products include data acquisition from burster, encoders from Kübler, barcode readers from Leuze, PROFIsafe from MESCO, controllers from Mitsubishi, PROFINET interfaces from Riello UPS, PROFIBUS PA connectivity from Softing and servo drives from WITTENSTEIN.
New IO-Link products this month include drives with IO-Link from halstrup-walcher, electromagnetic flowmeters with IO-Link from KOBOLD and KROHNE, encoders and displays with IO-Link from Kübler, and an edge gateway with IO-Link from AAEON.
Do you want to get trained on IO-Link Safety? If yes, then this workshop series is just for you. Join them virtually online from anywhere in the world. Connect from your home or office and attend English language webinars that will take place on April 20 and 27 at multiple times.
On February 18, 2021, Consorzio PROFIBUS e PROFINET Italia members' meeting was held digitally. During the meeting, the new Board of Directors, new members, and a recap of 2020 were all presented.
If you are designing your smart valves and smart transmitters, what communication mechanism do you plan to implement today or need to plan in the future? Jeff Besola, PI North America Board of Directors member, shares his perspective.
The UWB Alliance (UWBA) and the omlox community of PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) have signed a joint liaison agreement to work together in partnership on areas of mutual interest.
Companies with new products to announce this month include: Dunkermotoren, MKS Instruments, Pepperl+Fuchs, Phoenix Contact, SICK, Analog Devices, Softing, Carlisle, Columbus-McKinnon, and Yaskawa.