PI has long been thinking about how new industrial communication requirements can be integrated into the existing networks without the proven solutions being compromised or having to be painstakingly rebuilt. The pragmatic proposal: Just do it!
This month, PI shares the following announcements: you are invited to co-exhibit at the PI joint booth at SPS; mandatory certificates will be required for all PROFINET-based PI profiles; several documents have been updated and are available for download.
PI is proud to introduce a uniform data interface between PLCs and robot controllers to make robot programming easier and more efficient for manufacturers of both PLCs and robots, and of course, for the PLC programmers themselves.
Edge components make it possible for data to be processed almost in real-time, directly at the source, with a minimum of network traffic. Learn about edge applications and how PROFINET is laying the foundation for modern edge concepts here.
The PROFINET specification with updated extensions for TSN and security, plus the associated additional guidelines and tools, have now been completed by the various PROFINET Working Groups. This bundle of results shows the steps taken by the PI community for future-proof industrial communication with PROFINET.
The winds of change called for a new strategic direction in the development of PI's technologies. PI has taken up the challenge. The answer is the transition from a previously communications-oriented to an information-oriented technology portfolio.
Collaboration with key standards organizations and industry partners results in technology availability for new two-wire, intrinsically safe physical layer known as Ethernet-APL.
PI North America, the non-profit member-supported trade association for promoting industrial networking technologies in North America, has signed a contract with the IO-Link Community to become a Regional IO-Link Interest Group (RIOLIG) for North America.