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.
The announcement comes roughly one year after Emerson's failed bid to acquire Rockwell Automation. With the acquisition, Emerson can now offer solutions into discrete manufacturing markets, adding to its existing process control solutions.
There is news this month from the following member companies: Acromag, HMS, Indu-Sol, HMS, piab, and Procentec. Stay up to date with the latest.