PI North America will host a PROFINET Plugfest again in 2020, on September 22-23. With two classes already in the books, its popular series of PROFINET one-day training classes is again already under way. Join us on the road!
“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.
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.
This January, Lumberg Automation, Quabbin, SensoPart, Siemens, and Procentec introduce new products: bus couplers, diagnostics tools, I/O blocks, ethernet cables, and much more...
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.
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.
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.
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.