PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link news from around the world

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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Member News & Training – October 2019

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.

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Pepperl+Fuchs Acquires Comtrol Corporation

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.

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Emerson to Buy GE’s Intelligent Platforms

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.

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Member News – November 2017

PI Members in the news this month include PROCENTEC and MESCO. PROCENTEC starts training cooperation and prepares for the SPS Nuremberg trade show. MESCO announces their recently certified IO-Link Competence Center for North America.

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