A New Book on PROFINET

“PROFINET in Practice – Installation, Maintenance, Design and Systems Engineering” by Dr. Xiu Ji, updated in November 2019. This book is based on the success of the series, PROFIBUS in Practice, answering the need for guidelines and instruction on engineering best practices.

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30 Years of PI

30 years ago, in December 1989, PI was founded out of a research project, funded by the German government. What happened afterward is well known. A success story in industrial automation.

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New Products – January 2020

This January, Lumberg Automation, Quabbin, SensoPart, Siemens, and Procentec introduce new products: bus couplers, diagnostics tools, I/O blocks, ethernet cables, and much more...

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Training and Events – January 2020

The Japanese PROFIBUS Organization (JPO) joined IIFES2019, the largest automation fair in Japan, from Nov. 27 through 29, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. About 50,000 people visited the fair over three days. Also there is upcoming training in Belgium, The Netherlands, the United States, and Singapore.

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SPS 2019 Wrap-Up and a Look to 2020

Under the new name 'Smart Production Solutions', SPS Fair 2019 was again a big success. The name change reflects the ongoing digital transformation and therefore the convergence of IT and OT. Many IT companies appeared at the fair to showcase their IoT solutions. It was a perfect setup for PI and our booth.

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Technical Work on OPC UA Safety Completed

In cooperation with the OPC Foundation, PI has completed the technical work for "OPC Unified Architecture, Part 15: Safety". It allows for vendor-neutral failsafe machine-to-machine communication that until now had been missing.

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New Products – December 2019

There are many new products to announce this month -many released at the recent 2019 SPS Fair. Companies with new products this month include: AMCI, Automation Direct, Dymax, Leuze, Turck, and Wago.

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