SPS fair just closed its doors and the year is coming to an end. It was an exciting one for PI. We made lots of progress in our working groups and in technology adoption. I invite you to read further in this issue of PROFINEWS to learn more. –– Karsten Schneider, PI Chairman
The "PROFINET Angel Fund" project is aimed at spurring development of automation products based on PROFINET technology. More than two dozen manufacturers were selected; so far, 18 are in the R&D and testing phase, while 9 have completed certification.
In close cooperation, and within the framework of a joint working group, experts from PI and the OPC Foundation have specified a solution for presenting PROFINET data in the OPC UA object model. Additionally, work on an "OPC UA for IO-Link" companion specification has begun.
PI Denmark exhibited at the AUTOMATIK 2018 fair and has held 3 IO-Link workshops in recent months. The events are growing in popularity, as driven by the country's constant adoption of the latest state-of-the-art automation technologies.
Want to learn more about integrating PROFINET with TSN and OPC UA? How do sensors gain the 'smart factor' by using IO-Link? What does PI's new "Industry 4.0 Demonstrator" entail? Find out by visiting PI in Hall 5 Booth 210!
There are still training opportunities left in 2018. Find a course in your region and get educated. Many courses have been approved by PI, using accredited trainers, content, and learning outcomes. Register today!
Are you aware of the many freely downloadable documents on the profibus.com website? From guidelines, to system descriptions, to brochures, all topics are covered in a range of depths from introductory to advanced.