Regional and Member News – May 2020

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...

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Strides Towards 5G Implementation – Industrial Environments

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.

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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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More PROFINET in Process with Redundant Systems

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.

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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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