In this month's regional and member news: the next IO-Link Interop workshop is scheduled for May 2021; PI North America is ready to hold its General Assembly Meeting –virtually this year; and CoreTigo announces a new member of its board of directors.
Member news this month from IO-Link companies include a new IO-Link Competence Center in Italy; recognition of IO-Link Wireless by the EU; and robot gripping solutions with IO-Link Wireless win an innovation award.
This article features the latest regional and member news: Fluke Networks inaugurated a new Industrial Ethernet website; WESTCON Instrumentação Industria became a PROFIBUS PITC and PROFINET PICC; PI Brazil continues to drive PROFIBUS and PROFINET adoption; and much more...
As 5G becomes available in the consumer world, industry leaders are engineering solutions to implement 5G in industrial applications. Ericsson and Audi are testing 5G ultra-reliable low-latency communication and Qualcomm and Siemens have set up the first 5G private standalone network in an industrial environment.
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.
Lots of member news and events this month: an-testlabs reaches a PROFINET test report milestone; an upcoming PROFINET in process automation workshop; a PROFIBUS troubleshooting webinar from Softing; and several activities from PI Brazil.
Process automation has some special requirements that controllers and field devices have to fulfill. Turck supports PROFINET adoption in the process industries by launching the world's first IP67 I/O module with PROFINET S2 system redundancy.
Pepperl+Fuchs acquires Comtrol Corporation -effective February 1, 2019. Comtrol’s technologies will complement Pepperl+Fuchs’ portfolio of sensor solutions and interface technologies that include IO-Link masters, and other industrial connectivity products.